Débora Dummer Meira

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Cancer cells are characterized by a high rate of glycolysis, which is their primary energy source. Glycolysis is known to be controlled by allosteric regulators, as well as by reversible binding of glycolytic enzymes to cytoskeleton. Clotrimazole is an anti-fungal azole derivative recently recognized as a calmodulin antagonist with promising anti-cancer(More)
Preclinical studies have shown the potential antitumour efficacy of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) directed to the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). In this report, we investigated the cytotoxic effects of the MAb matuzumab (EMD 72000) towards A431 cells and compared it to cetuximab. While cetuximab induced cell cycle arrest and inhibited A431 cell(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical cancer (CC) annually kills 288,000 women worldwide. Unfortunately, responses to chemoradiation are partial and are of short duration. As anti-EGFR monoclonal antibodies sensitise tumours, we investigated cetuximab's toxicity plus chemoradiation on CC cells, which express different EGFR levels. METHODS EGFR, HER2, AKT and MAPK(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether peripheral plasma concentration, peritoneal fluid concentration, and/or peritoneal vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) burden can predict the possibility of optimal cytoreduction in women with epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC); and if so, to determine cutoff values below which optimal cytoreduction is likely to occur.(More)
This study aims to analyze serum albumin levels (SAL) in relation to concentrations of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) from peripheral plasma, infundibular plasma, peritoneal fluids and the peritoneal burden of VEGF of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer. Exploratory analyses of SAL in 39 patients and its relation to mean concentrations of(More)
Clinical studies have shown antineoplastic effectiveness of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against EGFR for different indications. Several MAbs directed to EGFR were developed recently, such as matuzumab, but there is still lack of information on preclinical data on its combination with chemo-radiation. Thus, the present study intended to examine the(More)
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