Barbara Proksch

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The safety and efficacy of cell-based therapies for neurodegenerative diseases depends on the mode of cell administration. We hypothesized that intranasally administered cells could bypass the blood-brain barrier by migrating from the nasal mucosa through the cribriform plate along the olfactory neural pathway into the brain and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).(More)
Pharmacokinetics were studied in relation to hepatic side-effects in 20 patients (19 adults aged 18-53 years and one child of 11 years) undergoing BMT after conditioning with 1 mg/kg busulfan (every 6 hours for 16 doses). Busulfan was quantitated in plasma samples at 10 time points within the 6 h dosing interval using HPLC before and after dose numbers 1,(More)
Mitoxantrone, a cytotoxic anthracenedione derivative, has given clinical evidence of beneficial activity in breast cancer, lymphoma and leukaemia. Several different mechanisms of action have been suggested to account for this. In addition to intercalation, biological effects such as electrostatic interactions with DNA, DNA-protein cross-links,(More)
An HPLC method using paired-ion chromatography on RP C-18 material was developed. After sample clean up on XAD columns, mitoxantrone (Novantrone®; dihydroxyanthracenedione) in concentrations below 1 ng/ml in serum and 0.2 ng/ml in urine were measurable with a coefficient of variation <9.3% at a wavelength of 658 nm. Four metabolites were separated in urine.(More)
A pharmacokinetic study on mitoxantrone was performed within the framework of a phase II clinical trial. Serum concentrations and urinary excretion were measured using a high-performance liquid chromatography method. Four metabolites were separated in urine and three in serum. The two major metabolites cochromatographed with the synthesized monocarboxylic(More)
A new metabolite of mitoxantrone in human, rat, and pig urine has been discovered by means of HPLC. The metabolite has been isolated by preparative HPLC from patient urine and is characterized by tandem mass spectrometry and UV-visible spectroscopy as 8,11-dihydroxy-4-(2-hydroxyethyl)-6-[[2-[(2-hydroxyethyl)amino]ethyl](More)
The present study investigated the role of angiotensin receptors (AT-R) in the survival and inflammatory response of astroglia upon hypoxic injury. Exposure of rat astroglial primary cultures (APC) to hypoxic conditions (HC) led to decreased viability of the cells and to a 3.5-fold increase in TNF-alpha release. AT-R type1 (AT1-R) antagonist losartan and(More)
In view of the rapid preclinical development of cell-based therapies for neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injury, and tumors, the safe and efficient delivery and targeting of therapeutic cells to the central nervous system is critical for maintaining therapeutic efficacy and safety in the respective disease models. Our previous data demonstrated(More)
Our recent study [Danielyan et al., 2005. Eur. J. Cell Biol. 84, 567-579] showed an additive protective effect of endothelin (ET) receptor A (ETA-R) blockade and erythropoietin (EPO) on the survival and rejuvenation of rat astroglial cells exposed to hypoxia. Whether the effects observed with rodent astroglial cells can be reproduced in human astrocytes and(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of the immunosuppressant tacrolimus on wound healing is not known. Tacrolimus has been shown to decrease nitric oxide synthesis. The systemic inhibition of wound nitric oxide synthesis leads to impaired healing. METHODS We studied the effect of systemic tacrolimus treatment on wound-breaking strength and collagen deposition 10 days(More)