Steven C Benson

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Aging in Brown Norway rats is accompanied by the reduced production of testosterone by the Leydig cells, the testicular cells responsible for synthesizing and secreting this essential steroid. As yet, the mechanism by which Leydig cell steroidogenesis is reduced is unknown. Herein we assess the production of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species by intact(More)
We have synthesized a set of four energy transfer dyes and demonstrated their use in automated DNA sequencing. The donor dyes are the 5- or 6-carboxy isomers of 4'-aminomethylfluorescein and the acceptor dyes are a novel set of four 4,7-dichloro-substituted rhodamine dyes which have narrower emission spectra than the standard, unsubstituted rhodamines. A(More)
Spectroscopic studies of the complexes of double-stranded (ds) DNA with the polymethylene-amine linked heterodimers thiazole orange-thiazole blue, thiazole orange-ethidium, and fluorescein-ethidium, in each case show efficient energy transfer from donor to acceptor chromophores (Benson, S.C., Singh, P. and Glazer, A.N. (1993) accompanying manuscript). A(More)
We have designed, synthesized, and characterized fluorescent cyanine heterodimers that exploit resonance energy transfer to achieve strong emission above 650 nm with 488-nm excitation. Thiazole orange serves as the common fluorescence donor in these dyes and thiazole-indolenine, thiazole blue, or symmetric thiazole blue as acceptors. The donor and acceptor(More)
Heterodimeric dyes are described which bind tightly to double-stranded (dsDNA) with large fluorescence enhancements. These dyes are designed to exploit energy transfer between donor and acceptor chromophores to tune the separation between excitation and emission wavelengths. The dyes described here absorb strongly at the 488 nm argon ion line, but emit at(More)
The authors conducted a prospective, open-label, pilot trial of the effects of the antidiabetic thiazolidinedione (TZD) rosiglitazone in two patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Case 1: A lean, euglycemic 43-year-old nondiabetic man with a 2-year history of plaque psoriasis presented with lesions involving 10% of his body surface (Figures 1A,(More)
Energy-transfer cyanine dyes, a thiazsole orange-thiazole-indolenine (butylTOTIN) and a thiazole orange-thiazole blue heterodimer (pentylTOTAB), form high-affinity complexes with double-stranded (ds)DNA with donor fluorescence (lambdaF(max)527 nm) quenched >90% and with acceptor fluorescence emission above 650 nm (S. C. Benson, Z. Zeng, and A. N. Glaser(More)
Fluorescence-detected capillary electrophoresis separations of phi X174/HaeIII DNA restriction fragments have been performed using monomeric and dimeric intercalating dyes. Replaceable hydroxyethyl cellulose solutions were used as the separation medium. Confocal fluorescence detection was performed following 488-nm laser excitation. The limits of DNA(More)
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