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The occurrence of inflammatory processes and of cancer in the human respiratory tract is intimately associated. One of the major factors in this is probably the recruitment of and stimulated activity of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PML) in conjunction with the ability of these cells to convert various carcinogens to their ultimate active metabolites. In(More)
A reactive metabolite of acetaminophen is hepatotoxic in humans when the drug is ingested in large overdoses. The ability of the human fetal and adult liver to oxidize acetaminophen by trapping the potentially toxic metabolite as a glutathione conjugate has been measured. Oxidation by fetal liver was approximately ten times slower than by adult liver.(More)
The glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px)-like reduction of H2O2 by the selenoorganic compound 2-phenyl-1,2-benzoisoselenazol-3(H)-one (PZ51: Ebselen) was studied using glutathione (GSH) and the therapeutic agent N-acetylcysteine (NAC) to provide reducing equivalents. In a purely chemical system containing H2O2 and in an enzymatic system of glucose/glucose(More)
In order to clarify the role of oxidative processes in cytotoxicity we have studied the metabolism and toxicity of 2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone (menadione) and its 2,3 dimethyl (DMNQ) and 2,3 diethyl (DENQ) analogs in isolated rat hepatocytes. The two analogs, unlike menadione, cannot alkylate nucleophiles directly and were considerably less toxic than(More)
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