Lisa Fasulo

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1. Polyamines are taken up by human peripheral lymphocytes in a concentration, time and pH dependent manner, with an energy-dependent transport system. 2. Each polyamine inhibits the uptake of the others, with the exception of putrescine. Spermine appears to have the highest affinity for the transporter/s. 3. Inhibition by ouabain, amiloride and vanadate(More)
Prolonged treatment with caffeine promotes in rats an increase of liver ornithine carbamyltransferase activity (14-day treatment). In contrast, arginase activity is already reduced in brain and kidney after 10 days, and in the liver much later (17 days). Ornithine transaminase activity was increased in both liver and kidney, while in the brain it was(More)
The effect of turpentine, a chemical inflammatory agent, on polyamine synthesis has been studied. Ornithine decarboxylase activity is markedly increased in liver 6 hrs after subcutaneous injection of turpentine, and then decreases. No significant modification is observed in S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase. Putrescine injected prior to turpentine prevents(More)
Hepatic steatosis, or fatty liver, is commonly observed during the animal phase of drug safety studies. A noninvasive three-dimensional (3D) three-point Dixon method was used to quantitatively evaluate the fatty livers of rats induced by an experimental microsomal transfer protein (MTP) inhibitor, in an effort to develop a safety biomarker that could be(More)
1. We compared the sensitivities of primary hepatocytes from rat, dog and monkey to zamifenacin and two major metabolites, the methylenedioxy ring-opened catechol, UK-80,178 and its methylated product, UK-82,201. Toxicity was determined both via neutral red uptake and enzyme leakage data. 2. Canine hepatocytes were most sensitive to the cytotoxic effects of(More)
1. In vivo, adrenergic agonists promote an increase of ornithine decarboxylase activity (ODC) in chicken spleen, as opposed to a decrease in thymus and bursa of Fabricius. The increase is not due to the cell fraction separated on Lymphoprep, i.e. the spleen cells, but it could be due to the macrophages. 2. With spleen cells in culture, a marked increase of(More)
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