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Selective replication-competent adenovirus serotype 5 vectors have been used for prostate cancer therapy. Unfortunately, gene transfer is inefficient because hormone-refractory metastatic prostate cancer cells have minimal coxsackievirus-adenovirus receptor expression. Vectors based on species B adenoviruses are attractive tools for use in human gene(More)
Membrane-covered devices could help treat disease of the vasculature such as aneurysm, rupture, and fistulas. They are also investigated to reduce embolic complication associated with revascularization of saphenous vein graft. The aim of this study is to design a clinically applicable biodegradable membrane-covered stent based on the natural polysaccharide(More)
Catheter-based brachytherapy is one of the most effective modalities to inhibit hyperplasia following revascularization procedures. Radioactive stents have failed, however, to prevent clinical hyperplasia due to excessive late lumen loss on the edge of the devices. Numerous strategies have been proposed to circumvent the drawbacks of irradiation therapies,(More)
Layer-by-layer self-assembly of two polysaccharides, hyaluronan (HA) and chitosan (CH), was employed to engineer bioactive coatings for endovascular stents. A polyethyleneimine (PEI) primer layer was adsorbed on the metallic surface to initiate the sequential adsorption of the weak polyelectrolytes. The multilayer growth was monitored using a radiolabeled(More)
Replication-competent adenovirus type 5 (Ad5) vectors promise to be more efficient gene delivery vehicles than their replication-deficient counterparts, and chimeric Ad5 vectors that are capable of targeting CD46 are more effective than Ad5 vectors with native fibers. Although several strategies have been used to improve gene transduction and oncolysis,(More)
Conventional adenovirus vectors harboring E1 or E3 deletions followed by the insertion of an exogenous gene show considerably reduced virion stability. Here, we report strategies to generate complete replication-competent Ad11p(RCAd11p) vectors that overcome the above disadvantage. A GFP cassette was successfully introduced either upstream of E1A or in the(More)
UNLABELLED In a screen for compounds that inhibit infectivity of the obligate intracellular pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis, we identified the 2-pyridone amide KSK120. A fluorescent KSK120 analogue was synthesized and observed to be associated with the C. trachomatis surface, suggesting that its target is bacterial. We isolated KSK120-resistant strains and(More)
Antibacterial compounds with novel modes of action are needed for management of bacterial infections. Here we describe a high-content screen of 9,800 compounds identifying acylated sulfonamides as novel growth inhibitors of the sexually transmitted pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis. The effect was bactericidal and distinct from that of sulfonamide antibiotics,(More)
The bacterial pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis is a global health burden currently treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics which disrupt commensal bacteria. We recently identified a compound through phenotypic screening that blocked infectivity of this intracellular pathogen without host cell toxicity (compound 1, KSK 120). Herein, we present the optimization(More)
Chlamydia trachomatis is a global health burden due to its prevalence as a sexually transmitted disease and as the causative agent of the eye infection trachoma. We recently discovered 3-amido thiazolino 2-pyridones which attenuated C. trachomatis infectivity without affecting host cell or commensal bacteria viability. We present here the synthesis and(More)
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