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Plasma adriamycin and adriamycinol levels were measured in 45 patients with acute nonlymphocytic leukemia 3 h after the drug was administered. A wide range of levels as found. Plasma levels increased after the administration of each of the three daily doses of the drug. High plasma levels were associated with both death during remission induction therapy… (More)
The purpose of this work was to gain insight into the role played by platelets and endothelial cells in the development of thrombogenic vascular events, observed after in vivo photodynamic therapy (PDT), by studying the in vitro effects of PDT on isolated human platelets and cultured human and bovine endothelial cells. Exposure to Photofrin II (PII) and… (More)
The glucose-regulated protein (GRP) system in mammalian cells is induced by glucose deprivation, anoxia, the calcium ionophore A23187, and 2-deoxyglucose. In Chinese hamster ovary cells the major GRPs are approximately equal to 76, 97, and 170 kDa. Removal of each of these four GRP-inducing stresses leads to the coordinate repression of GRPs and induction… (More)
The mammalian glucoside-conjugation pathway was studied by using p-nitrophenol as the model substrate and mouse liver microsomal preparations as the source of enzyme. The microsomal preparations supplemented with UDP-glucose glucosylated p-nitrophenol; p-nitrophenyl glucoside was identified by chromatography in six solvent systems. The unsolubilized… (More)
Human lymphocytes contain glucuronyltransferase activity. This enzyme requires a high concentration of uridine diphosphoglucuronic acid and can be measured with testosterone as a substrate. This finding is of interest because glucuronidation is a deactivating process for many pharmacologically active compounds that are substrates of glucuronyltransferase.
Isolated perfused kidneys of rats were used to determined renal metabolism of meperidine and its relation to meperidine excretion. Starting perfusate concentrations of meperidine were 18.4 and 190 micrograms/ml, and resulted in respective nonsaturation and saturation kinetics for removal of meperidine. Disposition of 14C-meperidine was followed and… (More)