Donna S. Dorow

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Kainate receptor glutamate receptor 6 (GluR6) subunit-deficient and c-Jun N-terminal kinase 3 (JNK3)-null mice share similar phenotypes including resistance to kainite-induced epileptic seizures and neuronal toxicity (Yang, D. D., Kuan, C-Y., Whitmarsh, A. J., Rincon, M., Zheng, T. S., Davis, R. J., Rakis, P., and Flavell, R. (1997) Nature 389, 865-869;(More)
A polysaccharide, antigenically related to group C meningococcus, has been isolated from Escherichia coli strain Bos-12 (016; K92; NM). Like groups B and C meningococcal polysaccharide, the Bos-12 antigen is a pure polymer of sialic acid. 13C NMR studies on the meningococcal group B and C polysaccharides have indicated that the former consists of sialic(More)
PURPOSE This study was performed to compare the 2-nitroimidazole derivatives [124I]IAZA, [18F]FAZA and well known [18F]FMISO in visualization of tumor hypoxia in a mouse model of human cancer using small animal PET. METHODS PET imaging of female Balb/c nude mice bearing A431 tumors on a Phillips Mosaic small animal PET scanner was performed 3 h p.i. for(More)
We previously reported that expression of polyglutamine-expanded huntingtin induces apoptosis via c-Jun amino-terminal kinase (JNK) activation in HN33 cells (Liu, Y. F. (1998) J. Biol. Chem. 273, 28873-28822). Extending this study, we now demonstrate a role of mixed-lineage kinase 2 (MLK2), a JNK activator, in polyglutamine-expanded huntingtin-mediated(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to evaluate the novel probe (18)F-6-fluoro-N-[2-(diethylamino)ethyl] pyridine-3-carboxamide ((18)F-MEL050) for the imaging of primary and metastatic melanoma. METHODS PET using (18)F-MEL050 was performed in murine models of melanoma. The specificity of (18)F-MEL050 was studied by comparing its accumulation in pigmented(More)
UNLABELLED The efficacy of differing routes of administration of 18F-6-fluoro-N-[2-(diethylamino)ethyl] pyridine-3-carboxamide (18F-MEL050), a new benzamide-based PET radiotracer for imaging regional lymph node metastasis in melanoma, was assessed. METHODS B16-Black/6 metastatic melanoma cells harboring an mCherry transgene were implanted into the(More)
UNLABELLED The ability of PET to image functional changes in tumors is increasingly being used to evaluate response and predict clinical benefit to conventional and novel cancer therapies. Although the use of (18)F-FDG PET is well established, 3'-deoxy-3'-(18)F-fluorothymidine ((18)F-FLT) PET has potential advantages as a more specific marker of cellular(More)
The high melanoma uptake and rapid body clearance displayed by our series of [(123)I]iodonicotinamides prompted the development of [(18)F]N-(2-(diethylamino)ethyl)-6-fluoronicotinamide ([(18)F]2), a novel radiotracer for PET melanoma imaging. Significantly, unlike fluorobenzoates, [(18)F]fluorine incorporation on the nicotinamide ring is one step, facile,(More)