Anthony Wignall

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Chemotherapy-induced mucositis represents a significant burden to quality of life and healthcare costs, and may be improved through enhanced nutritional status. We first determined the safety of two nutritional drinks (plus placebo), and then potential gut protection in tumor-bearing rats in a model of methotrexate-induced mucositis. In study 1, animals(More)
INTRODUCTION Diarrhoea caused by treatment with receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) targeting Epidermal Growth Factor Receptors (EGFR) is an important clinical toxicity in oncology that remains poorly understood. This study aimed to identify histological and molecular changes within the intestine following lapatinib to elucidate mechanisms of(More)
Gastrointestinal (GI) mucositis caused by chemotherapy is associated with diarrhoea and intestinal barrier disruption caused by apoptosis, immune dysfunction and microbiome alterations. Serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin/protein isolate (SBI) has been shown to manage HIV-associated enteropathy and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS-D). We(More)
166 Background: Gastrointestinal (GI) mucositis is associated with diarrhoea and intestinal barrier dysfunction caused by apoptosis, immune dysfunction, and microbiome alterations. Serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin (SBI) has been shown to ameliorate inflammation in colitis models, has been shown to improve HIV-induced enteropathy and nutritional status,(More)
Irinotecan-induced gut toxicity is mediated in part by Toll-Like receptor 4 (TLR4) signalling. The primary purpose of this preclinical study was to determine whether blocking TLR4 signalling by administering (−)-naloxone, a TLR4 antagonist, would improve irinotecan-induced gut toxicity. Our secondary aim was to determine the impact of (−)-naloxone on tumour(More)
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