Timothy Hoover

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meso-Dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), 2,3-dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic acid, Na salt (DMPS), and N-(2,3- dimercaptopropyl )- phthalamidic acid (DMPA) are water soluble analogs of 2,3-dimercapto-1-propanol (BAL). The relative effectiveness or therapeutic index of these dimercapto compounds in protecting mice from the lethal effects of an LD99 of sodium(More)
Angio-oedema (AE) is a known adverse effect of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-I) therapy. Over the past several decades, evidence of failure to diagnose this important and potentially fatal reaction is commonly found in the literature. Because this reaction is often seen first in the primary care setting, a review was undertaken to analyse and(More)
The 74As content of the brain of rabbits was doubled following administration of BAL (2,3-dimercapto-1-propanol). DMPS (2,3-dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic acid, sodium salt), however, decreased the rabbit brain arsenic concentration. The use of BAL as the drug of choice for treatment of arsenic intoxication should be viewed with caution and re-examined.
The use of vaccines against infectious microbes has been critical to the advancement of medicine. Vaccine strategies combined with, or without, adjuvants have been established to eradicate various bacterial and viral pathogens. A new generation of vaccines is being developed using specific strains of Gram-positive, lactic acid bacteria and, notably, some(More)
The ip LD50s of N-(2,3-dimercaptopropyl)phthalamidic acid (DMPA) and British Anti-Lewisite (BAL) were 0.819 and 1.48 mmol/kg, respectively, in male albino mice. The ip ED50 of DMPA and BAL for prevention of the lethal effects of 0.15 mmol NaAsO2/kg was 0.022 and 0.169 mmol/kg, respectively. DMPA increased the LD50 of sodium arsenite by approximately(More)
Dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) has been receiving increasing interest as an antidote for poisoning by heavy metals. Of the various isomeric forms, meso-DMSA has been studied most extensively because its preparation and purification are relatively easy. Using a variety of in vitro and in vivo procedures, we have investigated and compared DL- and meso-DMSA as(More)
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