D. Gordon MacDonald

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This study has identified molecular changes characteristic of early oral cancer progression. We reported previously that acquisition of the immortal phenotype is an early event in oral cancer development (F. McGre-gor et al. our current data indicate that about half of oral dysplasia cultures are immortal, and this is associated with loss of expression of(More)
BACKGROUND Mitochondrial dysfunction occurs early in the course of ALS, and the mitochondria may be an important site for therapeutic intervention. Creatine stabilizes the mitochondrial transition pore, and is important in mitochondrial ATP production. In a transgenic mouse model of ALS, administration of creatine prolongs survival and preserves motor(More)
The effect of iron deficiency on oral carcinogenesis was investigated in 30 young adult male Charles River white rats. In 15 animals, prior to the start of carcinogen treatment, iron deficiency anaemia was produced and subsequently maintained by a combination of low iron diet (12 mg Fe2+ kg-1 diet) and repeated venesection. Fifteen control animals were fed(More)
High-dose etoposide (2.0-2.4 g m(-2)) with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) is an effective strategy to mobilize peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPCs), although in some patients this is associated with significant toxicity. Sixty-three patients with malignancy were enrolled into this non-randomized sequential study. The majority (55/63,(More)
Purpose. To review the postoperative seizure outcomes of patients that underwent surgery for epilepsy at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSHRC). Methods. A descriptive retrospective study for 502 patients operated on for medically intractable epilepsy between 1998 and 2012. The surgical outcome was measured using the ILAE criteria.(More)
A major obstacle in the therapeutic development of phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4) inhibitors is the production of adverse side effects such as nausea and vomiting. Immunohistochemical detection of Fos-like immunoreactivity (FLI) was used to address the neuroanatomical basis for the pharmacological actions of PDE4 inhibitors. The potent and selective PDE4(More)
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