Agata A. Exner

Luis Solorio3
Alexander M. Olear2
3Luis Solorio
2Alexander M. Olear
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Radiofrequency ablation has emerged as a minimally invasive option for liver cancer treatment, but local tumor recurrence is common. To eliminate residual tumor cells in the ablated tumor, biodegradable polymer millirods have been designed for local drug (e.g., doxorubicin) delivery. A limitation of this method has been the extent of drug penetration into(More)
Recent advances in drug delivery techniques have necessitated the development of tools for in vivo monitoring of drug distributions. Gamma emission imaging and magnetic resonance imaging suffer from problems of resolution and sensitivity, respectively. We propose that the combination of X-ray CT imaging and image analysis techniques provides an excellent(More)
  • Wannarasmi Ketchart, Kerri M. Smith, Tianyi Krupka, Bryan M. Wittmann, Yanduan Hu, Patricia A. Rayman +7 others
  • 2013
We report on the role of hexamethylene-bis-acetamide-inducible protein 1 (HEXIM1) as an inhibitor of metastasis. HEXIM1 expression is decreased in human metastatic breast cancers when compared with matched primary breast tumors. Similarly we observed decreased expression of HEXIM1 in lung metastasis when compared with primary mammary tumors in a mouse model(More)
Pluronic has been shown to sensitize various tumor cell lines to chemotherapy and hyperthermia by altering the membrane fluidity, depleting ATP, and modulating the heat shock protein 70 expression. In our prior work, Pluronic was also used to formulate nanosized ultrasound contrast agents. In the current study we evaluate the use of these contrast agents as(More)
  • Luis Solorio, Alexander M. Olear, Jesse I. Hamilton, Ravi B. Patel, Ashlei C. Beiswenger, Jon E. Wallace +2 others
  • 2012
In situ forming implants (ISFIs) have shown promise in drug delivery applications due to their simple manufacturing and minimally invasive administration. Precise, reproducible control of drug release from ISFIs is essential to their successful clinical application. This study investigated the effect of varying the molar ratio of different molecular weight(More)
Diagnostic ultrasound has been shown to be an effective method for the noninvasive characterization of in situ forming implant behavior both in vivo and in vitro through the evaluation of the echogenic signal that forms as a consequence of the polymer phase transition from liquid to solid. The kinetics of this phase transition have a direct effect on drug(More)
Development of hydrogel-based tissue engineering constructs is growing at a rapid rate, yet translation to patient use has been sluggish. Years of costly preclinical tests are required to predict clinical performance and safety of these devices. The tests are invasive, destructive to the samples and, in many cases, are not representative of the ultimate in(More)
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