Faith H. Barnett

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Angiostatic therapies designed to inhibit neovascularization associated with multiple pathological conditions have only been partially successful; complete inhibition has not been achieved. We demonstrate synergistic effects of combining angiostatic molecules that target distinct aspects of the angiogenic process, resulting in the complete inhibition of(More)
Acute traumatic epidural hematomas (EDH) constitute one of the most critical emergencies in neurosurgical management. The rapid spontaneous resolution (<24 h) of EDH is an extremely rare phenomenon. A 17-month-old patient fell from a height of 1.5 m and presented with a 8-mm temporal EDH, an overlying linear skull fracture, and a subgaleal hematoma without(More)
A second-generation replication-conditional herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV) vector defective for both ribonucleotide reductase (RR) and the neurovirulence factor gamma34.5 was generated and tested for therapeutic safety and efficiency in two different experimental brain tumor models. In culture, cytotoxic activity of this double mutant HSV vector, MGH-1,(More)
Brain tumors that have disseminated into cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathways are an unresolved therapeutic problem, especially in pediatric neurooncology. Here a gene therapy approach using the herpes simplex virus type 1 thymidine kinase (HSV-TK)/ganciclovir (GCV) paradigm was tested using an HSV vector in a rodent model of disseminated central nervous(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an incurable malignant brain tumor, usually fatal within 1 year of diagnosis. Using a syngeneic rat 9L gliosarcoma model, we have developed a novel drug delivery method in which naked plasmid DNA is selectively targeted to brain tumors via intra-arterial injection. Using a plasmid encoding the antiangiogenic endostatin,(More)
This study investigated the intraarterial delivery of genetically engineered replication-deficient adenovirus vectors (AVs) and cationic liposome-plasmid DNA complexes (lipoDNA) to experimental brain tumors. Adenovirus or lipoDNA was injected into the internal carotid artery (ICA) of F344 rats harboring intracerebral 9L gliosarcomas, using bradykinin (BK)(More)
Gene therapy has opened new doors for treatment of neoplastic diseases. This new approach seems very attractive, especially for glioblastomas, since treatment of these brain tumors has failed using conventional therapy regimens. Many different modes of gene therapy for brain tumors have been tested in culture and in vivo. Many of these approaches are based(More)
RMP-7, a bradykinin analog, has been shown to selectively open the blood-tumor barrier for the delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs to brain tumors. In contrast to bradykinin, RMP-7 has no hypotensive effects and has been approved for human use. This study was initiated to determine whether RMP-7 would open the blood-tumor barrier to virus vectors encoding(More)