C Bryce Johnson

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The cytotoxicity and time-dependent membrane disruption by polypropylenimine dendrimer conjugates on cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) is reported. Fluorescently labeled derivatives of generation 5 polypropylenimine dendrimers were prepared via conversion of amines to acetamides or through the covalent attachment of high molecular(More)
The cysteine precursor L-2-oxothiazolidine-4-carboxylate (OTZ, procysteine) can raise cysteine concentration, and thus glutathione levels, in some tissues. OTZ has therefore been proposed as a prodrug for combating oxidative stress. We have synthesized stable isotope labeled OTZ (i.e. L-2-oxo-[5-(13)C]-thiazolidine-4-carboxylate, (13)C-OTZ) and tracked its(More)
The glycine cleavage system (GCS), the major pathway of glycine catabolism in liver, is found only in the mitochondria matrix and is regulated by the oxidized nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+) )/reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) ratio. In conjunction with serine hydroxymethyltransferase, glycine forms the 1 and 2 positions of serine,(More)
Ex vivo IL-12 priming of tumor-reactive CD8+ T-cells enhances their persistence and subsequent anti-tumor efficacy upon adoptive cell transfer (ACT) into lymphode-pleted mice. Since IL-7 and IL-15 are considered critical for the persistence of adoptively transferred T-cells, we investigated the responsiveness of IL-12 primed CD8+ T-cells to these(More)
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