Erin Joseph

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PURPOSE Zebularine is a DNA methyltransferase inhibitor proposed for clinical evaluation. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We developed a liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry assay and did i.v. and oral studies in mice, rats, and rhesus monkeys. RESULTS In mice, plasma zebularine concentrations declined with terminal half-lives (t(1/2)) of 40 and 91 minutes after(More)
PURPOSE S-CKD602 is a STEALTH liposomal formulation of CKD-602, a camptothecin analogue. The cytotoxicity of camptothecin analogues is related to the duration of exposure in the tumor. STEALTH liposomal formulations contain lipid conjugated to methoxypolyethylene glycol and have been designed to prolong drug circulation time, increase tumor delivery, and(More)
PURPOSE SPI-077 and SPI-077 B103 are formulations of cisplatin encapsulated in pegylated STEALTH liposomes that accumulate in tumors. However, the extent to which active platinum (Pt) is released from the liposome is unknown. Thus, we evaluated the disposition of encapsulated and released Pt in plasma and tumors after administration of STEALTH liposomal and(More)
OBJECTIVES c-Myc is commonly activated in many human tumors and is functionally important in cellular proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis and cell cycle progression. The activity of c-Myc requires noncovalent interaction with its client protein Max. In vitro studies indicate the thioxothiazolidinone, 10058-F4, inhibits c-Myc/Max dimerization. In this(More)
Cholestasis produced by bile duct ligation has been associated with decreased concentrations of hepatic microsomal cytochrome P450 and decreased hepatic microsomal oxidative drug metabolism. Bile duct ligation producing cholestasis results in a marked increase in hepatic microsomal heme oxygenase activity, with corresponding decreases in hepatic microsomal(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the antitumor activity of two different schedules of docetaxel and 9-nitrocamptothecin (9NC) in mice bearing human SKOV-3 ovarian carcinoma xenografts and evaluated the plasma, tissue, and tumor disposition of each agent alone and in combination. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN The following treatment groups were evaluated: (1) docetaxel 10 mg/kg(More)
One possible explanation for variable tumor response within a single patient may be related to delivery of chemotherapeutic agents to the tumors. Microdialysis was used to evaluate inter- and intratumoral disposition of unbound platinum (Pt) after cisplatin administration to mice bearing B16 murine melanoma tumors or H23 human NSCLC xenografts. Before i.v.(More)
PURPOSE 17-demethoxy 17-[[(2-dimethylamino)ethyl]amino]geldanamycin (17DMAG, NSC 707545) is a water-soluble analogue of 17-(allylamino)-17-demethoxygeldanamycin (17AAG), a compound currently in clinical trials. These preclinical studies: (1) characterized 17DMAG concentrations in plasma, normal tissues, and tumor after i.v. delivery to mice; and (2)(More)
Liposomes, such as pegylated-liposomal CKD-602 (S-CKD602), undergo catabolism by macrophages and dendritic cells (DCs) of the reticuloendothelial system (RES). The relationship between plasma and tumor disposition of S-CKD602 and RES was evaluated in mice bearing A375 melanoma or SKOV-3 ovarian xenografts. Area under the concentration-time curves (AUCs) of(More)
PURPOSE In colorectal, breast, and head and neck cancers, response to 5-fluorouracil is associated with low expression of thymidylate synthase. In contrast, tumors with high expression of thymidylate synthase may be more sensitive to prodrugs such as 1-(2-deoxy-2-fluoro-beta-D-arabinofuranosyl) uracil (FAU) that are activated by thymidylate synthase. These(More)