Markus Zollinger

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Imatinib mesylate (GLEEVEC, GLIVEC, formerly STI571) has demonstrated unprecedented efficacy as first-line therapy for treatment for all phases of chronic myelogenous leukemia and metastatic and unresectable malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Disposition and biotransformation of imatinib were studied in four male healthy volunteers after a single(More)
The structure of pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) can be divided into three main domains: an NH2-terminal domain formed by the NH2-terminal glycopeptide and the joining peptide, a central domain corresponding to the adrenocorticotropin sequences and a COOH-terminal domain containing the beta-lipotropin sequences. Expression of POMC in neuroendocrine cell lines(More)
Fingolimod [(FTY720), Gilenya; 2-amino-2-[2-(4-octylphenyl)ethyl]-1,3-propanediol], a new drug for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis, acts through its phosphate metabolite, which modulates sphingosine 1-phosphate receptors. This represents a novel mechanism of action. In the present work, the absorption and disposition of (14)C-labeled(More)
Proopiomelanocortin (POMC) is a polyprotein which is targeted to the regulated secretory pathway of neuroendocrine cells where it undergoes tissue-specific proteolysis to yield peptides such as adrenocorticotropic hormone, beta-lipotropin and beta-endorphin. The pro-region of POMC is 49 amino acid long with two disulfide bonds between cysteine residues 2(More)
Pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) is the precursor to several pituitary hormones and neuropeptides including adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and beta-endorphin (beta-END). In neuroendocrine cells, peptide hormones and neuropeptides are targeted to the dense-core vesicles of the regulated secretory pathway. These vesicles are transported to the ends of cellular(More)
The immunosuppressant macrolide everolimus was found to be metabolized in animals and humans to a phosphocholine ester (ATG181), a hitherto unknown type of conjugate in xenobiotic metabolism. The structure of ATG181 was elucidated by mass spectrometry and confirmed by synthesis. ATG181 was among the most prominent metabolites of everolimus in rat, monkey,(More)
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