Raymond Eric Carr

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We previously showed pomegranate seed oil and fermented juice polyphenols to retard oxidation and prostaglandin synthesis, to inhibit breast cancer cell proliferation and invasion, and to promote breast cancer cell apoptosis. Here we evaluated the anti-angiogenic potential of these materials in several ways. We checked a possible effect on angiogenic(More)
The cyclooxygenase (COX) family of enzymes has been implicated in cell proliferation and angiogenesis in many tumors, including colon cancer. Indeed, cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors recently have been approved for use for prophylaxis in individuals with familial adenomatous polyposis. We now report on the effects of a selective COX-2 inhibitor,(More)
Hypoglycaemia is associated with severe malaria and is an important prognostic indicator. Molecules liberated during overnight incubation of erythrocytes infected with Plasmodium yoelii induce marked hypoglycaemia in normal mice, with a delayed time course compared with insulin; some, though weaker, activity could also be obtained by overnight incubation of(More)
Hypoglycaemia is a major complication of severe malaria [(1990) Trans. Roy. Soc. Trop. Med. 84 (suppl. 2) 1-65], especially cerebral malaria, in which it is associated with increased mortality [(1990) Lancet 336, 1039-1043; (1989) Quart. J. Med. (New series) 71, 441-459]; however, the mechanisms responsible have not been fully explained. Preparations(More)
We present evidence that catecholamines, which are commonly used to stimulate lipolysis in adipose tissue in vitro, interfere with the enzymatic determination of non-esterified fatty acid (NEFA) in two commercially available kits. Measurement of a 100 mumol/L standard with the Wako "NEFA C" test kit was 60% inhibited by 100 mumol/L norepinephrine and was(More)
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