Thomas A. Ferraro

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A methanol extract of the leaves of the plant Rosmarinus officinalis L. (rosemary) was evaluated for its effects on tumor initiation and promotion in mouse skin. Application of rosemary to mouse skin inhibited the covalent binding of benzo(a)pyrene [B(a)P] to epidermal DNA and inhibited tumor initiation by B(a)P and 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA).(More)
Topical application of curcumin, the yellow pigment in turmeric and curry, strongly inhibited 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA)-induced ornithine decarboxylase activity, DNA synthesis, and tumor promotion in mouse skin (Huang et al., Cancer Res., 48: 5941-5946, 1988). Chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, and ferulic acid (structurally related dietary(More)
Topical application of curcumin, the major yellow pigment in turmeric and curry, has a potent inhibitory effect on 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA)-induced tumor promotion in mouse skin. The structurally related compounds chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid and ferulic acid are less potent inhibitors. Curcumin is a potent inhibitor of TPA-induced(More)
Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) was isolated from propolis (a product of honeybee hives) that has been used in folk medicine as a potent antiinflammatory agent. CAPE is cytotoxic to tumor and virally transformed but not to normal cells. Our main goal was to establish whether CAPE inhibits the tumor promoter (12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate)-induced(More)
In 10 separate experiments, mice with established chemically induced or UV light-induced skin papillomas were treated continuously with green tea in the drinking water or with i.p. injections of a green tea polyphenol fraction or (-)-epigallocatechin gallate three times a week for 4-10 weeks. Partial tumor regression or > 90% inhibition of tumor growth, as(More)
Curcumin, a major yellow pigment of turmeric obtained from powdered rhizomes of the plant Curcuma longa Linn., is commonly used as a coloring agent in foods, drugs and cosmetics. Ascorbyl palmitate is a lipid soluble derivative of ascorbic acid. Both curcumin and ascorbyl palmitate have antioxidant activity and are potent inhibitors of(More)
Green tea was prepared by extracting 12.5 g of green tea leaves twice with 500 ml of boiling water, and the extracts were combined. This 1.25% green tea extract (1.25 g of tea leaves/100 ml of water) contained 4.69 mg of green tea extract solids per ml and was similar in composition to some green tea beverages consumed by humans. A 2.5% green tea extract(More)
A green tea polyphenol fraction was evaluated for its ability to inhibit tumor initiation by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and tumor promotion by a phorbol ester in the skin of CD-1 mice. Topical application of the green tea polyphenol fraction inhibited benzo[a]pyrene- and 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]-anthracene-induced tumor initiation as well as(More)
The metabolism and tissue distribution of aclacinomycin A (ACL), marcellomycin (MCM), and musettamycin (MST), three new anthracycline antibiotics, were compared after IV administration to mice. In plasma, total MCM- and ACL-derived fluorescence declined according to first-order kinetics, whereas an initial decline followed by a rebound was observed for MST.(More)
The elution behavior of vanadium, zirconium, titanium, molybdenum, tungsten, and columbium was studied at various hydrofluoric acid concentrations employing a strong base anion exchange resin. The results of this study were used to establish appropriate separation schemes. Coupled columns were employed for the separation of the complete group. Simple(More)