Reinier Kayser

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In vitro, high-throughput methods have been widely recommended as an approach to screen chemicals for the potential to cause developmental neurotoxicity and prioritize them for additional testing. The choice of cellular models for such an approach will have important ramifications for the accuracy, predictivity and sensitivity of the screening assays. In(More)
The two steroidal 17 beta-oxiranes, spiro-17 beta-oxiranyl-delta 4-androsten-3-one (4 beta) and spiro-17 beta-oxiranylestra-1,3,5(10),6,8-pentaene-3-ol (5 beta) are active site-directed irreversible inhibitors of bacterial delta 5-3-ketosteroid isomerase. For each inhibitor, a stoichiometry of one molecule of steroid to one enzyme subunit was found. The(More)
The reaction of the active-site-directed irreversible inhibitor (17S)-spiro[estra-1,3,5(10),6,8-pentaene-17,2'-oxiran]-3-ol (5 beta) with 3-oxo-delta 5-steroid isomerase has been monitored by repetitive scanning ultraviolet spectroscopy of a solution of 5 beta plus isomerase against a blank containing only 5 beta. Upon initial mixing of 5 beta with the(More)
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