Andrey Levchenko

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A mechanical drainage system, the “artificial lymphatic system” (ALS), consisting of a vacuum source and drain, is evaluated for its ability to aspirate the interstitial fluids responsible for the elevated interstitial fluid pressure (IFP) observed in solid tumors. IFP, pH, and pO2 radial profiles were measured before and after aspiration using(More)
To date, all reported measurements of multidrug resistance have been semiquantitative. The purpose of the present study is to establish and validate the self-competitive binding assay technique utilizing monoclonal antibody for quantitative estimation of multidrug resistance in tumor cells. This technique is used for P-glycoprotein concentration measurement(More)
UNLABELLED Overexpression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) can confer multiple drug resistance (MDR) phenotype on cancer cells and tumors by reducing intracellular accumulation of various cytotoxic agents. Early diagnosis of MDR in the clinic will serve to improve the efficacy of chemotherapeutic intervention and the quality of life of patients. In this article we(More)
UNLABELLED Quantitative autoradiography (QAR) with radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies in xenografted animals has been extensively described in the past, either on individual tissues or on the whole body. We applied whole-body QAR to identify multidrug resistant tumors using 14C-colchicine (14C-CHC). METHODS Two groups of five animals each were xenografted(More)
A study was made of 74 patients with esophageal and cardiac cancer, Stages II and IV. The excretion of catecholamines, corticosteroids and their precursors was studied, tests with adrenalin before and after preoperative irradiation at a summary dose of 30 Gy were done. It has been shown that before the start of radiation therapy the excretion of(More)