Peter M Selzer

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We report a series of four acute external iliac artery dissections occurring in three patients within days of completion of ultraendurance athletic events. Acute dissection of the external iliac artery in highly trained athletes after competition has not been previously documented. A retrospective review of three cases was performed with subsequent(More)
The crystal structures of papain, cruzain, and human liver cathepsin B were used to build homology-based enzyme models of a cathepsin L-like cysteine protease (cpL) and a cathepsin B-like cysteine protease (cpB) from the protozoan parasite Leishmania major. Although structurally a member of the cathepsin B subfamily, the L. major cpB is not able to cleave(More)
Six painful hips in five patients were examined with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and were found to have diffuse signal abnormalities in the marrow of the femoral head and neck, which extended into the intertrochanteric area in five cases. The abnormal regions were low in signal intensity on images obtained with a short repetition time (TR) and a short(More)
The mature form of the cathepsin B-like protease of Leishmania major (LmajcatB) is a 243 amino acid protein belonging to the papain family of cysteine proteases and is 54% identical to human-liver cathepsin B. Despite the high identity and structural similarity with cathepsin B, LmajcatB does not readily hydrolyse benzyloxycarbonyl-Arg-Arg-7-amino-4-methyl(More)
Fluorescence-guided, laser-assisted balloon angioplasty was performed in 129 patients with iliac and femoropopliteal artery chronic occlusions (range, 0.5-50.0 cm; mean length, 9.9 cm) after failure of recanalization with standard guide-wire techniques. Laser recanalization and short-term angiographic success were achieved in 101 (72%) and 95 (68%) of 140(More)
Papain family cysteine proteases are key factors in the pathogenesis of cancer invasion, arthritis, osteoporosis, and microbial infections. Targeting this enzyme family is therefore one strategy in the development of new chemotherapy for a number of diseases. Little is known, however, about the efficacy, selectivity, and safety of cysteine protease(More)
The inhibition of cysteine proteases is being studied as a strategy to combat parasitic diseases such as Chagas' disease, leishmaniasis, and malaria. Cruzain is the major cysteine protease of Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiologic agent of Chagas' disease. A crystal structure of cruzain, covalently inactivated by fluoromethyl ketone inhibitor 1 (Cbz-Phe-Ala-FMK),(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The authors assessed health-related quality of life changes associated with peripheral x-ray angiography and magnetic resonance (MR) angiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS Utility (the desirability or preference that individuals exhibit for a particular health state) was assessed in 30 patients with peripheral vascular disease(More)