Ceri E Edwards

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The vaccinia virus protein, F12, has been suggested to play an important role in microtubule-based transport of intracellular enveloped virus (IEV). We found that GFP-F12 is recruited to IEV moving on microtubules but is released from virus particles when they switch to actin-based motility. In the absence of F12, although the majority of IEV remain close(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the pulmonary absorption of dihydroergotamine (DHE) mesylate and compared the safety, pharmacokinetic, and metabolic profile of 4 different doses of orally inhaled DHE delivered by the Tempo Inhaler (MAP Pharmaceuticals Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA) with 1.0 mg intravenously (IV) administered DHE in 18 healthy subjects. METHODS(More)
Recombinant human gamma-interferon and recombinant human tumor necrosis factor are two representatives of a new class of antineoplastic agents. In vitro studies have suggested synergistic cytotoxic activities when the agents are combined. We report a phase I study of these two agents when administered daily for 5 consecutive days every 2 weeks in patients(More)
Prostate cancer is a major cause of male cancer death. In vitro and in vivo data support a role for 1α,25 Dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1α,25(OH)2D3) in regulating the growth and differentiation of the normal prostate gland yet prostate cancer cells appear significantly less sensitive to this action. Vitamin D3 receptor (VDR) content or mutational status do not(More)
Based on the in vitro and in vivo data suggesting synergistic cytolysis by the combination of 5-fluorouracil and interferon-gamma against a variety of malignant cell lines including a human colon carcinoma cell line (HT-29), we initiated studies in patients with advanced colon or rectal carcinoma. Forty-six patients received 5-fluorouracil as an intravenous(More)
Background:The metabolic syndrome describes the association between obesity and co-morbidities including insulin resistance, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and cardiovascular (CV) disease. Adipokines produced from omentum contribute to the risk of CV disease and increase the inflammatory state. This study examines the gene expression differences in the omental(More)
PURPOSE Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is associated with several cancers in which the tumor cells express EBV antigens EBNA1 and LMP2. A therapeutic vaccine comprising a recombinant vaccinia virus, MVA-EL, was designed to boost immunity to these tumor antigens. A phase I trial was conducted to demonstrate the safety and immunogenicity of MVA-EL across a range of(More)
Recombinant human tumor necrosis factor and recombinant human interferon-gamma are two representatives of a novel class of antineoplastic agents. Evaluation of these agents in vitro has suggested that the combination would be more effective than either agent alone. A prior phase I study demonstrated that the maximum tolerated dose for each agent was 150(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is associated with several malignancies including nasopharyngeal carcinoma, a high incidence tumor in Chinese populations, in which tumor cells express the two EBV antigens EB nuclear antigen 1 (EBNA1) and latent membrane protein 2 (LMP2). Here, we report the phase I trial of a recombinant vaccinia virus, MVA-EL, which encodes an(More)
PURPOSE We have clinically evaluated a DNA fusion vaccine to target the HLA-A*0201-binding peptide CAP-1 from carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA605-613) linked to an immunostimulatory domain (DOM) from fragment C of tetanus toxin. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Twenty-seven patients with CEA-expressing carcinomas were recruited: 15 patients with measurable disease(More)