A. G. Leyva

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Six cell lines differing in histological origin were studied regarding the growth inhibitory effect of fluoropyrimidines in relation to their metabolism. The human colon carcinoma cell line WiDr was most sensitive to 5-fluorouracil (FUra) (50% growth inhibitory concentration, 0.7 microM) and to its analogue 5'deoxy-5-fluorouridine (5'dFUR) (50% growth(More)
Huntington disease results from an expanded polyglutamine region in the N terminus of the huntingtin protein. HD pathology is characterized by neuronal degeneration and protein inclusions containing N-terminal fragments of mutant huntingtin. Structural information is minimal, though it is believed that mutant huntingtin polyglutamine adopts β structure upon(More)
The effect of delayed uridine administration on the in vitro growth inhibitory effects of 5-fluorouracil (5FU) and on the in vivo antitumour activity and toxicity was studied. In vitro growth inhibition of the human intestinal cell lines WiDr and Intestine 407 by 3 microM 5FU could be reversed by 1.0 mM uridine; the effect was more pronounced with WiDr(More)
Many different assays have been developed to assess chemo-sensitivity of malignant cells. The use of the clonogenic assay has a number of theoretical (Weisenthal & Lippman, 1985) but especially practical difficulties, such as a long incubation time and low plating efficiencies resulting in adequate colony forming in only 40% of all specimens (Carney &(More)
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