Nicolette Kalafatis

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The shark bile alcohol, 5β-scymnol, protects mice from the hepatotoxic effects of paracetamol (APAP) overdose. To elucidate the hepatoprotective structural moiety of scymnol, we compared its effect with that of its analogue and natural bile salt, sodium scymnol sulfate, in a clinically relevant model of APAP-induced toxicity. Exposure of healthy male Swiss(More)
A new and sensitive high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) separation procedure coupled with tandem mass spectroscopy (MS and MS(2)) detection was developed to identify for the first time the oxidation products of 5β-scymnol [(24R)-(+)-5β-cholestan-3α,7α,12α,24,26,27-hexol] catalysed by bacterial hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (HSD) reactions in vitro.(More)
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