Werner F Schmidt

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The triarylethylene antiestrogen clomiphene was previously shown to undergo biotransformation to an active metabolite, 4-hydroxyclomiphene, and to 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyclomiphene plus the respective regioisomers of these, 4 and 5. We now report the synthesis and further chemical and biochemical studies on 3-5. Coupling of(More)
Verapamil, the prototype calcium channel blocker, reversibly inhibits cell proliferation in many normal and tumour cell lines (Schmidt et al., Cancer Res., 48, 3617, 1988). We have found that two closely related cell lines - B16 murine melanoma cells and B10.BR normal murine melanocytes growing in culture - behave differently in the presence of verapamil,(More)
Recent studies have shown that the calcium channel blockers, when combined with standard anticancer drugs, help overcome resistance that often develops to those drugs. Little is known about the effects of the calcium channel blockers themselves on tumor cells. We have studied the effects of one calcium channel blocker, verapamil, on human tumor cell lines(More)
The efficacy of the calcium channel blocker verapamil for enhancing at low concentrations the cytotoxicity of unrelated antineoplastic drugs and for inhibiting at high concentrations cell proliferation has stimulated interest in the underlying mechanisms of these two diverse effects. We have selected two human brain tumor cell lines (a TE671 medulloblastoma(More)
This article is devoted to the 60th birthday of Dr. Hari Singh Nalwa and outlines his outstanding contributions, distinguished scientific career and business accomplishments to date. The January and February 2014 issues of the Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, dedicated to Dr. Hari Singh Nalwa on the occasion of his 60th birthday, provide its(More)