Arthur S. Brecher
Arthur S. Brecher, Ph.D.
210 Physical Sciences Laboratory Building
Joined the faculty in 1969
Ph.D., U.C.L.A. (1956)
B.S., City College of New York (1948)
Currently, we are studying the blood
coagulation cascade and are examining the effect of acetaldehyde
upon the coagulation components. This relates directly to the
effect of alcohol metabolites upon the enzymes, zymogens, protease
inhibitors and glycosaminoglycans, such as heparin. Additionally, we
are chemically modifying heparin and studying the anticoagulant
effects of its analogs. Finally, the effect of acetaldehyde on
hypertension, hypotension, pancreatitis, and emphysema are being
In separate studies, we are quantitating the effect of protamine sulfate and other small peptides with hormonal potential on the interaction of blood coagulation factors with antithrombin III.
A.S. Brecher, S.J. Murrey, K.D. Gray, and
J.N. Poulimenos. Anticoagulant effect of captopril. J.
Cardiovascular Pharmacol., 2007, In Press.
A.S. Brecher and R. Dubord. Captopril and Lisinopril decrease acetaldehyde effects upon prothrombin time. Digestive Diseases & Sciences, 2007, In Press.
A.S. Brecher and R. Dubord. Effect of acetaldehyde upon cathepsin G and chymase. NRAS implications. Digestive Diseases & Sciences, 2007, In Press.
E.A. Suchocki and A.S. Brecher. The effect of acetaldehyde on human plasma factor XIII function. Dig. Dis. Sci. 2007, Apr. 10 (Epub ahead of print).
A.S. Brecher, A.R. Moon, and K.D. Gray. The effect of acetaldehyde-glycosaminoglycan mixtures upon Factor IXa and Factor IX-Deficient Plasma. ALCOHOL, (2006) 39, 97-104.