Leanne K Winner

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AIMS Using the fluconazole-zidovudine (AZT) interaction as a model, to determine whether inhibition of UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) catalysed drug metabolism in vivo could be predicted quantitatively from in vitro kinetic data generated in the presence and absence bovine serum albumin (BSA). METHODS Kinetic constants for AZT glucuronidation were(More)
AIMS To characterize: i) the kinetics of aldosterone (ALDO) 18beta-glucuronidation using human liver and human kidney microsomes and identify the human UGT enzyme(s) responsible for ALDO 18beta-glucuronidation and ii) the inhibition of ALDO 18beta-glucuronidation by non-selective NSAIDs. METHODS Using HPLC and LC-MS methods, ALDO 18beta-glucuronidation(More)
Injection of lysosomal enzyme into cisternal or ventricular cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has been carried out in 11 lysosomal storage disorder models, with each study demonstrating reductions in primary substrate and secondary neuropathological changes, and several reports of improved neurological function. Whilst acute studies in mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS)(More)
Patients with some neurological lysosomal storage disorders (LSD) exhibit improved clinical signs following bone marrow transplantation (BMT). The failure of mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) type IIIA patients and adult mice with the condition to respond to this treatment may relate to factors such as impaired migration of donor-derived cells into the brain,(More)
Mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIA (MPS IIIA) is predominantly a disorder of the central nervous system, caused by a deficiency of sulfamidase (SGSH) with subsequent storage of heparan sulfate-derived oligosaccharides. No widely available therapy exists, and for this reason, a mouse model has been utilized to carry out a preclinical assessment of the benefit(More)
AIMS To investigate routes of dispersal of enzyme, its regional uptake and the effect of posture when replacement enzyme is administered directly into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). METHODS Dispersal pathways of particles and solutes were investigated using intracisternal injections of india ink with visual assessment, and a contrast medium (Iohexol) with(More)
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