L. I. Cressey

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The protein phosphatase inhibitors okadaic acid and calyculin A at moderate concentrations induced three types of apoptotic promyelocytic leukemia cell death, distinct with respect to ultrastructure and polynucleotide fragmentation. Calyculin A at higher concentrations (> 50 nM) induced a non-apoptotic death type with high ATP and pronounced(More)
Treatment of IPC-81 cells led to inhibition of protein synthesis, which was accompanied by an increase in the average size of polysomes and a decreased rate of elongation, indicating that it involved inhibition of peptide chain elongation. This inhibition was also associated with increased phosphorylation of elongation factor eEF2 (which inhibits its(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate in vitro the apoptosis- and necrosis-inducing potential of eluates from three heat-polymerized and four autopolymerized poly(methyl methacrylate)-based denture base resins. Our hypothesis was that the rate of cell death by apoptosis and/or necrosis induced by such denture base resins could be an important(More)
The proteolytic modification of plasminogen activator inhibitor 2 (PAI-2) was studied during apoptosis in the human promyelocytic leukaemic NB4 cell line during treatment with the phosphatase inhibitors okadaic acid and calyculin A as well as the protein synthesis inhibitor cycloheximide. The apoptic type of cell death was ascertained by morphological and(More)
Eluates from poly(methyl methacrylate)-based denture base polymers have recently been found to enhance death by apoptosis and necrosis in U-937 human monoblastoid cells. The present study investigated the potential of such polymers to induce apoptosis and/or necrosis and to alter clonogenicity in L929 murine fibroblasts. A fibroblast cell line was chosen(More)
Multicellular tumor spheroids were directly initiated in vitro from the biopsy specimens of a patient who is alive and who has had no neurological changes in 7 years after the gross removal of a glioblastoma. The spheroids were studied alone and in confrontation with aggregates of fetal rat brain tissue. Both in the biopsy and in the tumor spheroids, a very(More)
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