Thomas P Zimmerman

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The direct fibrinolytic enzyme, plasmin, was compared with tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) in rabbit models of local thrombolysis and fibrinolytic hemorrhage. Plasmin was produced by solid-phase urokinase activation of plasminogen and purified on benzamidine Sepharose. Applied as an intra-arterial infusion into the thrombosed abdominal aorta under(More)
Loss of adipose tissue in cancer cachexia has been associated with tumour production of a lipid-mobilizing factor (LMF) which has been shown to be homologous with the plasma protein zinc-alpha(2)-glycoprotein (ZAG). The aim of this study was to compare the ability of human ZAG with LMF to stimulate lipolysis in vitro and induce loss of body fat in vivo, and(More)
Selective modification of the tetrahydrobiopterin levels in cultured chromaffin cells were followed by changes in the rate of tyrosine hydroxylation. Addition of sepiapterin, an intermediate on the salvage pathway for tetrahydrobiopterin synthesis, rapidly increased intracellular levels of tetrahydrobiopterin and elevated the rate of tyrosine hydroxylation(More)
The demonstrated in vitro and in vivo activity of 3'-azido-3'-deoxythymidine (N3dThd) against the infectivity and the cytopathic effect of human immunodeficiency virus has prompted an investigation of the mechanism by which this nucleoside analogue permeates the cell membrane. As with the transport of thymidine, the influx of N3dThd into human erythrocytes(More)
The transport of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and uracil into human erythrocytes has been investigated under initial velocity conditions with an "inhibitor-stop" assay using a cold papaverine solution to terminate influx. At 37 degrees and pH 7.3, 5-FU influx was nonconcentrative; was partially inhibited by adenine, hypoxanthine, thymine, and uracil; and was(More)
With advances in the field of thrombolytic therapy, whereby clots are routinely treated locally via a catheter, traditional systemic thrombolytics such as plasminogen activators might not be the best drugs for this task. Plasmin represents a new class of thrombolytic agents that exhibit direct fibrinolytic activity, without the need for either plasminogen(More)
The in vitro destruction of tumor cells by specifically sensitized mouse lymphocytes was inhibited by adenosine; this inhibition was markedly potentiated by the presence of an inhibitor of adenosine deaminase. The inhibition of cytolysis by adenosine was accompanied by a rapid elevation in lymphocytic adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate (cyclic AMP)(More)
A novel "inhibitor-stop" method for the determination of initial rates of purine nucleobase transport in human erythrocytes has been developed, based on the addition of seven assay volumes of cold 19 mM papaverine to terminate influx. In view of our finding that the initial velocities of adenine, guanine, and hypoxanthine influx into human erythrocytes were(More)