Pritha Sharma

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The non-tumour promoting irritant, resiniferatoxin, was capable of activating the NADPH-oxidase respiratory burst of starch-elicited, but not resident mouse peritoneal macrophages in vitro. Unlike TPA, the response was synergised by incubation with zymosan. The Rx-stimulated NADPH-oxidase activity in a cell-free assay was selectively enhanced in the(More)
We have separated a resiniferatoxin-stimulated histone-kinase activity from human neutrophils, elicited mouse macrophages and murine alveolar macrophages by hydroxyapatite chromatography. The assay conditions for resiniferatoxin kinase were optimized as part of this study and in the presence of phosphatidylserine but absence of Ca2+ the Ka for histone IIIs(More)
The cell free activation of NADPH-Oxidase in membranes of mouse peritoneal macrophages by purified PKC-isotypes was investigated. Unstimulated intrinsic activity of PKC-isotypes showed little dependence on Ca2+ for activation of the oxidase. In the presence of TPA, the activation of the oxidase was greatly enhanced, and alpha-, and gamma-subtypes were(More)
In this study, the effects of a series of phorbol esters with different spectra of biological activities and different patterns of activation of the isoenzymes of protein kinase C (PKC) have been studied in human neutrophils. The aim was to gain more information on which isoenzymes of PKC are involved in neutrophil activation, specifically inhibition of(More)
The lowest energy conformer of seventeen diterpenes, representing five different phorbol and daphnane diterpene nuclei, has been generated. TPA possessed the highest minimum free energy of these compounds; all other compounds possessed a lower minimum free energy. Compounds based on the resiniferonol nucleus possessed the lowest minimum free energy(More)