G. Basler

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Using quantitative autoradiography, we investigated the effect of meningeal carcinomatosis on local cerebral glucose utilization (LCGU). A rat model of meningeal carcinomatosis using Walker 256 tumor was used. LCGU was evaluated using 14C-2-deoxy-D-glucose according to the Sokoloff method. Thirty-one neuroanatomic structures were evaluated, both separately(More)
Using quantitative autoradiography, we investigated the effect of intracarotid infusions of hyperosmolar mannitol solutions on capillary permeability and blood flow. Capillary permeability, expressed in terms of a blood-to-tissue transfer constant (K), was determined in two rat brain tumor models by measuring the entry of 14C-alpha aminoisobutyric acid into(More)
Sixteen of 21 human malignant glial tumors were successfully heterotransplanted into the brains of nude mice, and one other was transplanted into the brain after prior subcutaneous heterotransplantation. Most xenografts grew preferentially as diffusely infiltrating tumors within hemispheric white matter, generally sparing cortex and deep gray matter. The(More)
We used quantitative autoradiography (QAR) to evaluate the effect of systemically administered dexamethasone on capillary permeability in brain tumors and surrounding brain. Rats bearing unilateral right hemispheric C6 gliomas were studied at one and twelve hours after 10 mg/kg of intraperitoneal dexamethasone. Capillary permeability was determined by(More)
permits easy passage across the blood-brain barrier. Others have argued that since brain tumors do not possess a blood brain barrier, the lipid solubility of the nitrosoureas can play no robein their therapeutic effectiveness. We have tested ACNU, a water-soluble nitrosourea, for its chemotherapeutic effect in several animal brain tumor models and have(More)
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