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PURPOSE [(18)F]Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET) is widely used for the staging and restaging of patients with aggressive lymphoma, but less is known about the utility of PET in patients with follicular lymphoma (FL). In a prospective study, we evaluated the prognostic value of PET performed during treatment and at the end of treatment(More)
Kidney cortex apoptosis was studied with female Wistar rats treated for 10 days with gentamicin and netilmicin at daily doses of 10 or 20 mg/kg of body weight and amikacin or isepamicin at daily doses of 40 mg/kg. Apoptosis was detected and quantitated using cytological (methyl green-pyronine) and immunohistochemical (terminal(More)
The control of P-glycoprotein (Pgp) expression in multidrug-resistant cells (MDR) is complex and may be regulated at different levels. We have investigated Pgp stability in four different human and hamster MDR cell lines. Using a pulse-chase procedure we show that Pgp half-life is between 14 and 17 h in all these cell lines when they are growing(More)
Gentamicin, an aminoglycoside antibiotic, induces apoptosis in the proximal tubule epithelium of rats treated at low, therapeutically relevant doses (El Mouedden et al., Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 44, 665-675, 2000). Renal cell lines (LLC-PK(1) and MDCK-cells) have been used to further characterize and quantitate this process (electron microscopy;(More)
The key events implicated in ceramide-triggered apoptosis remain unknown. In this study we show that 25 microM C6-ceramide induced significant H2O2 production within 60 min, which increased up to 180 min in human myeloid leukemia U937 cells. Inactive analogue dihydro-C6-ceramide had no effect. Furthermore, no H2O2 production was observed in(More)
Previous studies have documented that Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) is a potent negative regulator of normal hematopoiesis. However, the mechanism by which TNFalpha acts at the cellular level is not totally understood. Although apoptotic cell killing appears to be the most common cellular effect of TNFalpha, other studies suggest that this cytokine(More)
We have shown previously that the death receptor CD95 could contribute to anticancer drug-induced apoptosis of colon cancer cells. In addition, anticancer drugs cooperate with CD95 cognate ligand or agonistic antibodies to trigger cancer cell apoptosis. In the present study, we show that the anticancer drug cisplatin induces clustering of CD95 at the(More)
Rituximab is a chimeric human immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1) anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody with significant activity against CD20+ malignant B cells. Rituximab is currently used with success in the treatment of B-cell-derived lymphoid neoplasias either alone or in combination with chemotherapy. However, the predominant mechanism by which rituximab exerts its(More)
Aminoglycoside antibiotics such as gentamicin, which are fully hydrophilic, and cationic amphiphilic drugs such as bis(beta-diethylaminoethylether)hexestrol (DEH), are both known to inhibit lysosomal phospholipases and induce phospholipidosis. This enzymatic inhibition is probably related to the neutralization of the surface negative charges on which the(More)
In a panel of acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) cell lines, representative of distinct differentiation stages, we investigated the possible correlation between drug-resistance and both expression and function of the multidrug resistance (MDR)-related P-glycoprotein (P-gp). The AML cell lines were KG1a, KG1, TF1, HEL, ML1, and two non drug-selected P-gp(More)