Robert Farber

Learn More
The release of mitochondrial cytochrome c by genotoxic stress induces the formation of a cytosolic complex with Apaf-1 (mammalian CED4 homolog) and thereby the activation of procaspase-3 (cas-3) and procaspase-9 (cas-9). Here we demonstrate that heat-shock protein 27 (Hsp27) inhibits cytochrome c (cyt c)-dependent activation of cas-3. Hsp27 had no effect on(More)
The eight topical antibiotic solutions that we use most frequently were tested for their effect on corneal epithelial wound healing in the rabbit. Five percent cefazolin sodium and a mixture of neomycin sulfate, polymyxin B sulfate, and gramicidin (Neosporin) had the least effect on epithelial healing rates and quality of healing, 10% sulfacetamide sodium(More)
OBJECTIVE The efficacy of indiplon was evaluated by polysomnography (PSG) in an experimental model of transient insomnia consisting of the first night effect combined with a 2-hour phase advance. METHODS Healthy volunteers age 21-64 years (N=593; 62% female; mean +/- SEM) years, 32 +/- 0.39) were randomized to double-blind treatment with a single(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Indiplon is a nonbenzodiazepine GABA potentiator, which exhibits pharmacologic selectivity for GABA(A) receptors containing the alpha1 subunit. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a 15-mg nightly dose of modified-release indiplon tablets in elderly patients with primary insomnia characterized by(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy and safety of indiplon in primary insomnia. DESIGN Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 3-month study. SETTING Multi-center outpatient setting. PATIENTS N=702 (61% female; mean age 46 years) who met DSM-IV criteria for primary insomnia of at least 3 months' duration. INTERVENTIONS Indiplon 10 mg (n=236),(More)
While numerous life-extending manipulations have been discovered in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, one that remains most enigmatic is disruption of oxidative phosphorylation. In order to unravel how such an ostensibly deleterious manipulation can extend lifespan, we sought to identify the ensemble of nuclear transcription factors that are activated in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of indiplon in elderly patients with primary insomnia. PATIENTS AND METHODS Elderly patients, 65-80 years (N=358; 55% female; mean age, 71 years) who met the criteria for primary insomnia according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV) for three months were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of immediate release indiplon capsules in patients with chronic insomnia using an "as-needed" dosing strategy in response to difficulty falling back to sleep following a middle of the night, nocturnal awakening. METHODS Adult outpatients (N=264; 71% female; age, 46 years) who met DSM-IV criteria for(More)
We have reinvestigated a classification of clinical heterogeneity among cystic fibrosis (CF) patients that we previously reported and investigated the possible relationship of the identified CF subgroups to haplotypes around the CF gene and to HLA-DR haplotypes. Age-corrected values for sweat electrolytes, rate of progression of lung disease as assessed by(More)