Jane D. Swanson

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Clinical evidence has suggested that mitomycin C (MMC) potentiates doxorubicin (DOX) induced cardiotoxicity. In this study a mouse model was used to examine the effect of DOX on the ability of cardiac tissue to bioactivate MMC to generate oxygen radicals. Cardiac damage was assessed by measuring serum CPK-MB isoenzyme levels and thiobarbituric acid reactive(More)
Metastatic spread of an optic glioma through a ventriculoperitoneal shunt resulted in the accumulation of malignant ascites in a young boy. Chemotherapy with vincristine, CCNU, and prednisone resulted in regression of the ascites and no further tumor progression. Extracranial metastasis of such a slow growing tumor is a rare occurrence; however, in this(More)
The toxicity of the antineoplastic agent doxorubicin (DOX) has been shown to be moderated by the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase. It has been reported that acute doses of DOX can cause an inhibition of glutathione peroxidase in cardiac tissue, that may render this tissue especially susceptible to further prooxidant damage. In this study, multiple(More)
A 78-year-old white male presented with metastatic sweat gland carcinoma involving regional lymph nodes, pleura, pericardium, and chest wall. A complete response of three months duration was achieved by using a 96-hour infusion of 5-fluorouracil. This is the first report of a complete response to systemic chemotherapy in metastatic sweat gland carcinoma.
Purification of the Bacillus thuringiensis protein crystal on NaBr density gradients confers a significant technical advantage in that the crystal-associated proteases are thereby removed. The use of protease-free crystals allows reliable determination of native crystal parameters.
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