Nigel O Roome

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SanOrg123781A is a synthetic hexadecasaccharide that displays antithrombin-dependent inhibition of factor Xa and thrombin and potent antithrombotic effects. The antithrombotic activity of SanOrg123781A has been studied in a new mouse model of arterial thrombosis, where thrombus formation was induced by the application of an electrical current to the(More)
Many cell models that are used to assess basic cytotoxicity show a good correlation with acute toxicity. However, their correlation with the toxicity seen following chronic in vivo exposure is less evident. The new human hepatoma cell line HBG BC2 possesses the capacity of being reversibly differentiated in vitro and of maintaining a relatively higher(More)
We have studied the anticoagulant properties of a novel mixed micellar formulation containing 14 mg/ml argatroban administered by the sub-cutaneous (s.c.) route to rats, rabbits, dogs and primates. Blood samples were taken at various times post-treatment for the determination of the thrombin time (TT), Ecarin clotting time (ECT) and the activated partial(More)
Putative preneoplastic foci of rat liver, so far believed to be deficient in monooxygenases, are shown to contain a cytochrome P450 isoenzyme inducible by phenobarbital. The isoenzyme is also present and appears catalytically active in liver tumors obtained after promotion with phenobarbital and alpha-hexachlorocyclohexane.
In the present study the effect of mizolastine (CAS 108612-45-9, SL85.0324-00) a novel potent histamine H1-receptor antagonist, on 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene sulphonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis, a rat model of inflammatory bowel disease, was investigated to determine whether mizolastine has anti-inflammatory properties. Treatment with TNBS resulted in(More)
Retinal toxicity of chloroquine has been known for several years, but the mechanism(s) of toxicity remain controversial; some author support the idea that the binding of chloroquine to melanin pigments in the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) play a major toxic role by concentrating the drug in the eye. In our study, 12 albinos Sprague-Dawley (SD) and 12(More)
In a review of the toxicological studies performed in our laboratory during the period 1986-1995, we occasionally observed significant iron overloading in the liver. Liver tissue was examined by light and electron microscopy, and the results were analyzed by sex and age (7, 9, 11, 19, 31, 59, and 111 wk). The intensity of iron overload increased with age:(More)
In the present study, we have examined by light and electron microscopy whether SL 82.0715, a polyamine site-directed N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) antagonist, causes pathological changes in cerebrocortical neurons similar to those observed with NMDA receptor channel blockers in the rat brain. Dizocilpine (1, 2 and 5 mg.kg-1, s.c.) induced a dose-dependent(More)
C cells in the rat thyroid were identified easily and clearly using an immunocytochemical technique. This identification allowed a precise study to be carried out on the quantitative variations of these cells with respect to age (between 10 and 60 weeks) and sex of the animals. No difference related to sex was seen. There was a net increase in the volume(More)
The morphological variations of rat thyroid follicles after treatment with either thyroxin or propylthiouracil were evaluated by histomorphometry. A silver impregnation technique allowed a precise visualization of thyroid follicles on histological sections. The histomorphometric values (cell height, follicular diameter, percentage of epithelial cells) were(More)