Andrei Polivka

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Recombinant interleukin 2 (rIL 2, Cetus) was administered in escalating doses to 30 patients with advanced malignancy, including 14 patients with the epidemic form of Kaposi's sarcoma, in 2 week treatment cycles as a 6 h i.v. infusion for 10 doses. The maximum tolerated dose was 2 X 10(6) U/m2, with dose-limiting toxicity consisting of fever, diarrhea, and(More)
Long-term subcutaneous (s.c.) administration of recombinant Interleukin-2 (rIL-2) was evaluated in 18 patients with advanced malignancy who received escalating doses of rIL-2 (1.0-9.8 X 10(6) U/m2) s.c. five times per week for a median of 38 days (range 5-228 days). Prior to the s.c. phase of the study, 24 patients received low doses (50 or 350 mg/m2) of(More)
Colony-stimulating factors (CSFs) are a family of hematopoietic growth factors required for the proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic progenitor cells [I, 2]. In the human system, purification to homogeneity and biochemical characterization has only been reported for macrophage-active CSF (CSF-l) [3]. However, there are many reports about(More)
Natural killer cell cytotoxic factor (NKCF), a cytotoxic factor contributing to human natural killer cell-mediated cytotoxicity, was generated from lymphocyte-conditioned medium using various stimuli. Crude NKCF activity was concentrated, and partially purified by ammonium sulfate precipitation and gel filtration. NKCF activities eluted as two molecular(More)
Natural killer cell cytotoxic factor (NKCF), a cytotoxic factor contrib uting to human natural killer cell-mediated cytotoxicity, was generated from lymphocyte-conditioned medium using various stimuli. Crude NKCF activity was concentrated, and partially purified by ammonium sulfate precipitation and gel filtration. NKCF activities eluted as two molecular(More)
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