Rosalía B. Frydman

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The induction of heme oxygenase in rat liver by cobaltous chloride (CoCl2) and Co-protoporphyrin IX is entirely prevented by the administration of alpha-tocopherol and allopurinol. CoCl2 was converted in the liver into Co-protoporphyrin IX before it induced heme oxygenase activity. Actinomycin and cycloheximide affected to a similar degree the induction of(More)
When the polyamine content of soybean (Glycine max) seeds was examined during the early stages of germination, the major polyamine in the cotyledons was found to be spermidine, followed by spermine; while very low concentrations of cadaverine were found. In the embryonic axes, however, cadaverine was the main polyamine and its content markedly increased 24(More)
The inhibitory effect of a series of 2-alkylputrescines on rat liver and Escherichia coli ornithine decarboxylase (L-ornithine carboxy-lyase, EC 4.1.1.17) was examined. At 2.5 mM concentrations, 2-methyl-, 2-propyl-, 2-butyl-, 2-pentyl- and 2-hexylputrescines were stronger inhibitors of the mammalian enzyme than putrescine. Only the higher homologues (from(More)
N-Methyl-, N-ethyl-, N-propyl-, N-butyl-, N,N-dimethyl- and N,N'-dimethylputrescines were assayed as inhibitors of ornithine decarboxylase (EC 4.1.1.17) from rat liver and from Escherichia coli. They were found to be poor inhibitors, with the exception of N-propylputrescine and N,N-dimethylputrescine, which were inhibitory at 25 mM. A homologous series of(More)
N-Methyl-, N-ethyl-, N-propyl- and N-butylputrescine were assayed as substrates of diamine oxidase from pea seedling and pig kidney. With the exception of N-methylputrescine they were found to be oxidized to the corresponding aminoaldehydes. 1-Methyl-, 2-methyl-, 1-ethyl- and 1-propylputrescine were oxidized by the oxidases at lower rates than the(More)
The effect of several methylputrescines on the activity of insulin-induced ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) was examined in H-35 hepatoma cells. The induction involved both protein and m-RNA synthesis. Actinomycin D inhibited ODC activity when given up to 1 h after insulin treatment. When added to the medium 2 h or 3 h after the insulin, the activity was(More)
1,4-Dimethylputrescine (2,5-hexanediamine) was separated into its racemic and meso isomers by fractional crystallization of its dibenzoyl derivative. The racemic form was resolved into its (+)- and (-)-isomers with (+)- and (-)-dibenzoyltartaric acids. None of the three isomers (meso, +, and -) inhibited ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) activity in vitro,(More)
A large number of synthetic iron porphyrins were enzymatically oxidized by a microsomal heme oxygenase preparation from rat liver. They all had in common two vicinal propionic acid residues at C6 and C7. Iron porphyrins of type I were not substrates of the enzyme. Iron porphyrins that carried electron-withdrawing substituents (acyl residues) at C2 and C4(More)