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We review the role of glutathione (GSH) and its metabolizing enzymes, glutathione S-transferase (GST) and glutathione reductase (GSR) in drug metabolism and in the elimination of foreign compounds. Levels of GSH and the activity of these enzymes may be greatly influenced by drugs and other substances in the body. We therefore determined GSH levels and the(More)
This paper presents 3 atypical ameloblastomas which had a fatal outcome. One had histological features indicative of malignancy but without metastasis, another developed pulmonary metastasis and the third died of extensive infiltration of the skull base. The features of malignant ameloblastoma are discussed and reported cases of malignant ameloblastoma(More)
The oral hypoglycemic agent glibenclamide was determined in human plasma by liquid chromatography (LC). Samples, with internal standard added, are extracted with dichloromethane. The organic phase is evaporated, and the residue is reconstituted in mobile phase for injection onto the LC column. Intra- and inter-day variability of the method was assessed at(More)
The need for careful monitoring of plasma concentrations of phenytoin during use of the drug in the treatment of epilepsy is well recognized; there can be great intersubject variation in the absorption rate and clearance rate of the drug, and its therapeutic ratio is narrow. In this study, two methods for determining plasma phenytoin concentrations were(More)
The resistance to the effects of glucagon was studied in isolated hepatocytes prepared from male rats treated with 6N-propyl-2-thiouracil (PTU). Incorporation of [14C]oleate into ketone bodies in response to various concentrations of glucagon (10(-5) to 10(-10) M) was reduced in hepatocytes from hypothyroid rats compared with the euthyroid group. The(More)
Esophagus cancer metastases often involve locoregional lymph nodes, lung, bone, liver, and brain. Metastatic involvement of the breast from esophagus cancer is uncommon, but if it happened, it usually presents as a part of multiple organ distal metastases. Here we report a case of the largest metastatic esophagus cancer of the breast and the chest wall, and(More)
The effect of ofloxacin taken for 8 days (200 mg twice daily) on the pharmacokinetics of a single intravenous dose of theophylline (4.3 mg/kg over 15 min) was studied in a crossover procedure among seven healthy male volunteers. Theophylline concentrations were measured serially for 10 h by the immunofluorescence polarization technique. No significant(More)
1. The effect of the therapeutic doses of cimetidine (400 mg/twice daily) on theophylline metabolism in Jordanian volunteers was studied. 2. The administration of the above therapeutic cimetidine dose did not alter theophylline clearance and elimination half-life. 3. Cimetidine administration also failed to alter the elimination of theophylline metabolites(More)