James K Weeks

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Irinotecan, 7-ethyl-10-[4-(1-piperidino)-1-piperidino]carbonyloxycamptothecin (CPT-11) is activated by carboxylesterases (CE) to yield the potent topoisomerase I inhibitor, SN-38. We have demonstrated previously that a rabbit liver CE is approximately 100-1000-fold more efficient at drug activation than a highly homologous human CE. In an attempt to use(More)
7-Ethyl-10-[4-(1-piperidino)-1-piperidino]carbonyloxycamptothecin [CPT-11 (irinotecan)] is a water-soluble camptothecin-derived prodrug that is activated by esterases to yield the potent topoisomerase I poison SN-38. We identified a rabbit liver carboxylesterase (CE) that was very efficient at CPT-11 metabolism; however, a human homolog that was more than(More)
We report a patient with X-linked lymphoproliferative disease (XLP) who developed multiple central nervous system (CNS) manifestations of Epstein-Barr virus infection. XLP, or Duncan syndrome, is a rare inherited disorder characterized by the inability to clear Epstein-Barr virus infection. In addition to Epstein-Barr virus encephalitis, CNS(More)
OBJECT Diffusion tensor (DT) imaging has been used to predict postoperative motor function in patients with supratentorial tumors. The authors sought to determine whether DT imaging and white matter tractography could detect axonal degeneration in patients with brainstem tumors. METHODS A cross-sectional, retrospective study of 7 patients with brainstem(More)
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