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Compared with conventional chemotherapy, use of liposomes loaded with therapeutic agents is less toxic and more effective in experimental tumours in vivo. We have assessed efficacy and toxicity of liposomal daunorubicin (40 mg/m2 every 2 weeks) in 25 patients with HIV-associated Kaposi's sarcoma of poor prognosis. In 24 evaluable patients, there were 2(More)
The respiratory arsenate reductase from the Gram-positive, haloalkaliphile, Bacillus selenitireducens strain MLS10 was purified and characterized. It is a membrane bound heterodimer (150 kDa) composed of two subunits ArrA (110 kDa) and ArrB (34 kDa), with an apparent K(m) for arsenate of 34 microM and V(max) of 2.5 micromol min(-1) mg(-1). Optimal activity(More)
Braille reading is a demanding task that requires the identification of rapidly varying tactile patterns. During proficient reading, neighboring characters impact the fingertip at ∼100 ms intervals, and adjacent raised dots within a character at 50 ms intervals. Because the brain requires time to interpret afferent sensorineural activity, among other(More)
Rat cortical neurons in 4- to 7-week-old dissociated cell cultures have action potentials (APs) which are tetrodotoxin-sensitive and appear to be generated by conventional sodium mechanisms. Approximately 10% of neurons can also generate APs when sodium channels are blocked. These latter APs are smaller, slower and sensitive to cobalt. When voltage(More)
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