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The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been modified successfully for production of numerous metabolites and therapeutic proteins through metabolic engineering, but has not been utilized to date for the production of lipid-derived compounds. We developed a lipid metabolic engineering strategy in S. cerevisiae based upon culturing techniques that are(More)
A stirrer containing immobilized glucose dehydrogenase has been successfully used for determining glucose in plasma. The device is usable for at least two months and for about 500 assays. The reaction was measured kinetically and linearity was observed to 4 g of glucose per liter. Tested with aqueous glucose and with deproteinized plasma, within-day and(More)
We describe a novel fluorometric technique for simple, rapid, and economical assay of glucose by use of immobilized glucose oxidase and peroxidase. A cylindrical magnetic stirrer was specially designed to hold the immobilized enzymes firmly and to allow the reaction minzymic transformation quickly. Blood plasma can be assayed directly with no pretreatment.(More)
There are few randomized trials comparing filgrastim and pegfilgrastim in peripheral blood stem cell mobilization (PBSCM). None of the trials studied the effects of the timing of pegfilgrastim administration on the outcomes of mobilization. We conducted a randomized triple blind control trial comparing the outcomes of filgrastim 5 µg/kg daily from day 3(More)
We report our experience in using six cycles of hyperCVAD in combination with alemtuzumab for the treatment of aggressive T-cell and NK/T-cell neoplasms. Seven females and six males with the median age of 41 (range 18-60) diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic lymphoma and peripheral T-cell and NK/T-cell neoplasms (n(PTCL) = 6, n(T-cell ALL) = 3,(More)
Radioimmunotherapy is an established treatment modality in Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The only two commercially available radioimmunotherapies - (90)Y-ibritumomab tiuxetan is expensive and (131)I-tositumomab has been discontinued from commercial production. In resource limited environment, self-labelling (131)I-rituximab might be the only viable practical(More)
Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) mobilizes and increases the amount of hematopoietic stem cells in peripheral blood, enabling its harvest by few apheresis procedures. The pegylated G-CSF has longer half-life and is given once only, which is more comfortable for patients, whereas the non-pegylated requires multiple daily injection because of its(More)
We have adapted the hexokinase glucose procedure to an immobilized enzyme stirrer for the determination of glucose concentrations in human blood plasma. The procedure is a fluorometric rate method measuring the formation of NADPH catalyzed by immobilized glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase and hexokinase held within a tiny stirrer. The enzyme stirrer is(More)
We describe an enzymatic fluorometric method for determining glucose concentrations in blood samples by analysis on a semi-solid surface (silicone-rubber pads). The method is an adaptation of existing spectrophotometric procedures based on the sequential coupling reactions with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase and NADP+. The rate of appearance of NADPH(More)
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