Kristin A. Wright

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BACKGROUND A 190k (190-kilodalton) membrane protein has been identified in several multidrug-resistant (MDR) cell lines that show decreased drug accumulation without expression of P-glycoprotein. It is not clear whether this 190k protein is involved directly in drug efflux. Recently, a gene for a putative transporter protein, MRP (multidrug(More)
BACKGROUND Two thirds of patients with ovarian carcinoma have advanced disease at diagnosis and have poor prognoses because of the presence of highly invasive carcinoma cells and rapidly accumulating ascitic fluid. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a potent mitogen of endothelial cells, is produced in elevated amounts by many tumors, including(More)
Analysis of cytoplasmic extracts of multidrug-resistant murine and hamster cells by SDS gel and 2D gel electrophoresis showed that they expressed an abundant 22 kDa protein which was absent from the drug-sensitive parent lines. SDS gel electrophoresis in the presence of EGTA and direct binding tests with 45Ca2+ showed that the resistance-associated protein(More)
Prior studies have shown that, in some human tumour cells, increased expression of the multidrug resistance gene MDR1 can be induced in response to certain stress conditions such as a transient exposure to cytotoxic agents. Little is known about the possibility of increasing the expression of the recently cloned multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP)(More)
We have synthesised a series of fluorescent analogues of methylbenzoprim, a diaminopyrimidine antifolate which we have previously shown to exhibit in vivo antitumour activity in a methotrexate (MTX) "transport-resistant" tumour cell line. The analogues bear the dansyl, nitrobenzoxodiazole or methoxycoumarin fluorophores. The cytotoxicity of the compounds(More)
We have derived sublines of three human lung cancer cell lines with acquired resistance to cisplatin. The cisplatin resistant sublines of NCI-H69 (small cell), COR-L23 (large cell), and MOR (adenocarcinoma) show 5.3 fold, 3.1 fold, and 3.8 fold resistance, respectively, determined in a 6-day MTT assay. Although the parent lines show a wide range of(More)
In our study at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center of Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam, we aimed first to assemble a positional behavioral profile of captive gray-shanked (Pygathrix cinerea) and red-shanked (P. nemaeus) doucs that relates to the use of forelimb suspensory postures and arm-swinging locomotion. The profile is of interest because(More)
The authors present three case studies of patients referred to Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, for evaluation of possible eating disorders. The atypical manifestations of the cases warranted further investigation, which revealed an organic basis for their weight loss. The authors summarize the typical findings of bulimia and(More)
Cells exposed to calcein acetoxymethyl ester (calcein AM) in the growth medium become fluorescent following cleavage of calcein AM by cellular esterases to produce the fluorescent derivative calcein. It has previously been shown by others that multidrug resistant cells which overexpress P-glycoprotein accumulate much less fluorescent calcein than the(More)
This study is a comparison of locomotor behavior and postcranial form in two species of capuchin monkey, the brown capuchin (Cebus apella), and the weeper capuchin (Cebus olivaceus). Behavioral data from groups of wild C. apella and C. olivaceus in Guyana were collected during the period of December 1999 through November 2000. Postcranial variables(More)