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Rebecca Crawford - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Rebecca Crawford

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry & Biochemistry | Loyola Marymount University


Education (2)

University of Southern California: Ph.D., Pharmacology 1981

University of California at Los Angeles: B.Sc., Physics 1973

Areas of Expertise (5)


Medicinal Chemistry


Food Chemistry


Industry Expertise (3)




Event Appearances (1)

Investigation of a Possible Link between Dietary Citric Acid and Serum Ferritin Levels in Newly Diagnosed Hemochromatosis

International Symposium: Iron in Biology and Medicine  Sorrento, Italy


Articles (5)

A 19-year-old man with sickle cell disease presenting with spinal infarction: a case report.

Journal of Medical Case Reports

2013 Vasculopathy of the large vessels commonly occurs in sickle cell disease, and as a result cerebral infarction is a well characterized complication of this condition. However, spinal infarction appears to be rare. Spinal infarct is infrequent in the non-sickle cell population as well, and accounts for only about 1 percent of all central nervous system infarcts.

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Kikuchi-Fugimoto's disease in sickle cell disease: report of 2 cases.

Journal of the Natural Medicine Association

2012 Kikuchi-Fugimoto's Disease (KFD), also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is most frequently seen in young women and has been associated with autoimmune disorders such as polymyositis and systemic lupus erythematosus. It is generally a self-limiting disease with recovery time ranging from weeks to months.

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The Case for Iron Repletion as a Promoter in Testicular Cancer

Medical Hypotheses

1998 The incidence of testicular cancer has increased considerably in this century. Current hypotheses (most specifically, those concerning environmental estrogens) show inconsistencies with this increase, either in terms of time course or individual exposure to proposed promoters.

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Proposed Role for a Combination of Citric Acid and Ascorbic Acid in the Production of Dietary Iron Overload: A Fundamental Cause of Disease

Biochemical and Molecular Medicine

1995 This paper presents a review of the significant body of literature linking dietary iron overload, not only to heart disease, but also to cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, and possibly other disorders. Following an analysis of our understanding of the mechanistic role iron plays in oxidative damage, an interpretation of the fact that plasma concentrations of several antioxidants are decreased in the presence of disease is offered.

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Phenylalanine hydroxylase isozymes in regenerating liver: Effects of diet and age

Biochemical Medicine

1985 Three isozymes of phenylalanine hydroxylase (pi, kappa, and upsilon) have been identified in rat liver, but their individual purposes remain unknown. It may be possible, however, to discern a specific function for each by their differential response to stress. Also, individual variation in time course of response to stress may suggest whether the isozymes are a product of post-translational modification or of separate genes.

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