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Swainsonine, an indolizidine alkaloid, was initially used in biomedical research as a tool to investigate the biosynthesis and function of asparagine-linked 'complex' type oligosaccharide moieties of glycoproteins. Recently, swainsonine has generated interest in its potential use as an anticancer agent with reports that it (i) inhibits tumor growth and(More)
The haematopoietic system is sensitive to cytotoxic damage and is often the site of dose-limiting toxicity. We previously reported that swainsonine, an inhibitor of protein glycosylation, reduced the bone marrow toxicity resulting from a single dose of anticancer drugs in otherwise healthy mice. However, more important questions are (1) can swainsonine(More)
The level of Ca2+, phospholipid-dependent, protein kinase C (PKC) activity in murine peritoneal macrophages treated with swainsonine, an indolizidine alkaloid, has been investigated. The present studies are based on our recent report that murine peritoneal macrophages are activated by swainsonine (Grzegorzewski, K.; Newton, S.A.; Akiyama, S.K.; Sharrow, S.;(More)
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