Ashley E. Satorius

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AmBisome is a lyophilized preparation of liposomal amphotericin B. The acute intravenous toxicity of AmBisome was evaluated in mice and rats, and the LD50S were found to be greater than 175 and 50 mg/kg, respectively. The corresponding LD50S for conventional amphotericin B were approximately 2.3 and 1.6 mg/kg for mice and rats, respectively. The multiple(More)
This investigation examined the therapeutic efficacy of AmBisome, a unilamellar (55-75 nm) liposome amphotericin B preparation with a murine LD50 by the intravenous route of greater than 175 mg/kg amphotericin B. Both fungal burden and survival were used to evaluate the drug's efficacy against murine candidosis and cryptococcosis. Single and multiple dose(More)
Cellular clustering and separation of Staphylococcus epidermidis surface adherent biofilms were found to depend significantly on both antibiotic and environmental stress present during growth under steady flow. Image analysis techniques common to colloidal science were applied to image volumes acquired with high-resolution confocal laser scanning microscopy(More)
Signaling pathways mediating Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivation by Ag-bound B-cell receptor (BCR) were analyzed using a panel of 80 protein kinase inhibitors. Broad range protein kinase inhibitors Staurosporine, K252A, and PKC-412 significantly reduced the EBV genome copy numbers measured 48 h after reactivation perhaps due to their higher toxicity. In(More)
IncobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin®) and onabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX®) are unique botulinum neurotoxin type A (BoNT/A)-derived drugs. IncobotulinumtoxinA utilizes the naked 150 kDa holotoxin portion of BoNT/A, whereas onabotulinumtoxinA uses the complete native 900 kDa complex as drug substance. On the basis of purportedly similar pharmacological characteristics,(More)
Biofilms are microbial communities that are characterized by the presence of a viscoelastic extracellular polymeric substance (EPS). Studies have shown that polysaccharides, along with proteins and DNA, are a major constituent of the EPS and play a dominant role in mediating its microstructure and rheological properties. Here, we investigate the possibility(More)
Staphylococcus epidermidis is an important cause of nosocomial infection and bacteremia. It is also a common contaminant of blood cultures and, as a result, there is frequently uncertainty as to its diagnostic significance when recovered in the clinical laboratory. One molecular strategy that might be of value in clarifying the interpretation of S.(More)
Biofilms production is a central feature of nosocomial infection of catheters and other medical devices used in resuscitation and critical care. However, the very effective biofilm forming pathogen Staphylococcus epidermidis often produces a modest host inflammatory response and few of the signs and symptoms associated with more virulent pathogens. To(More)
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