Helen Van Vunakis

Biochemistry Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, United States 
structure of enzymes and their precursors, of bacterial viruses, and of the use of immunological procedures to detect small changes in nucleic acids
"Helen Van Vunakis"

Helen Van Vunakis was graduated from Columbia University in 1951 with a Ph. D. and came directly to Johns Hopkins to do postdoctoral studies in the Department of Biochemistry at the School of Hygiene.

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Erwin Brand grad student 1951 Columbia
 (The free amino groups of serum albumins)
Roger M. Herriott post-doc 1952 Johns Hopkins
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Mascola MA, Van Vunakis H, Tager IB, et al. (1998) Exposure of young infants to environmental tobacco smoke: breast-feeding among smoking mothers. American Journal of Public Health. 88: 893-6
Wang X, Tager IB, Van Vunakis H, et al. (1997) Maternal smoking during pregnancy, urine cotinine concentrations, and birth outcomes. A prospective cohort study. International Journal of Epidemiology. 26: 978-88
Cinciripini PM, Cinciripini LG, Wallfisch A, et al. (1996) Behavior therapy and the transdermal nicotine patch: effects on cessation outcome, affect, and coping. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 64: 314-23
Cinciripini PM, Lapitsky L, Seay S, et al. (1995) A placebo-controlled evaluation of the effects of buspirone on smoking cessation: differences between high- and low-anxiety smokers. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 15: 182-91
Cinciripini PM, Lapitsky LG, Wallfisch A, et al. (1994) An evaluation of a multicomponent treatment program involving scheduled smoking and relapse prevention procedures: initial findings. Addictive Behaviors. 19: 13-22
Van Vunakis H, Gijka HB, Langone JJ. (1993) Radioimmunoassay for nicotine and cotinine. Iarc Scientific Publications. 293-9
Hanrahan JP, Tager IB, Segal MR, et al. (1992) The effect of maternal smoking during pregnancy on early infant lung function. The American Review of Respiratory Disease. 145: 1129-35
Thompson SG, Barlow RD, Wald NJ, et al. (1990) How should urinary cotinine concentrations be adjusted for urinary creatinine concentration? Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry. 187: 289-95
Obach RS, Van Vunakis H. (1990) Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD)-dependent oxidation of nicotine-delta 1'(5')-iminium ion to cotinine by rabbit liver microsomes. Biochemical Pharmacology. 39: R1-4
Obach RS, van Vunakis H. (1990) Radioimmunoassay of nicotine-delta 1'(5')-iminium ion, an intermediate formed during the metabolism of nicotine to cotinine. Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals. 18: 508-13
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