Lawrence Levine

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Several of the cyclooxygenase products of arachidonic acid were measured in the cerebral hemispheres of gerbils subjected to transient interruption of the cerebral circulation. The levels of PGD2, PGF2 alpha, PGE2, TXB2, 13, 14-H2-15-keto-PGE2, and the stable nonenzymic product of prostacyclin, 6-keto-PGF1 alpha, were not altered at the end of a 5-min(More)
6-Sulfidopeptide-containing leukotriene-like immunoreactivity was synthesized in gerbil forebrains after bilateral common carotid occlusion and reperfusion. At 5, 10, or 15 minutes of ischemia, concentrations increased significantly and became more marked on reperfusion. Immunoreactivity was highest in forebrain gray matter and was below the detection limit(More)
A leukotriene-like immunoreactivity was measured by radioimmunoassay in the gerbil forebrain following ischemia and reperfusion, subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), or nonlethal concussive brain injury. In each paradigm an increase in immunoreactivity levels was found. Peak levels were reached 15 to 30 minutes after each insult, and slowly returned to baseline(More)
Prostacyclin (PGI2), an unstable metabolite of arachidonic acid synthesized by vascular endothelial and smooth muscle cells, is a potent vasodilator and endogenous inhibitor of platelet aggregation. Regulation of PGI synthesis by the vessel wall is not well understood. We have investigated the possibility that a product released from platelet granules(More)
BACKGROUND Tamoxifen is widely prescribed for the treatment of breast cancer. Its success has been attributed to the modulation of the estrogen receptor. I have previously proposed that the release of arachidonic acid from cells may also mediate cancer prevention. METHODS Rat liver cells were radiolabelled with arachidonic acid. The release of [3H](More)