Linda A. Landon

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Intravascular cancer cell adhesion plays a significant role in the metastatic process. Studies indicate that galectin-3, a member of the galectin family of soluble animal lectins, is involved in carbohydrate-mediated metastatic cell heterotypic (between carcinoma cells and endothelium) and homotypic (between carcinoma cells) adhesion via interactions with(More)
HSG-PA human salivary gland duct cells exhibit progressively increased regulatory volume decrease (RVD) in response to decreased medium osmolarity. The P2U purinoceptor agonist UTP causes a potentiation of RVD, the extent of which is most pronounced in 220 mosM medium and is least apparent in 180 mosM medium. We examined the underlying mechanisms for this(More)
Thomsen-Friedenreich (TF) antigen occurs on approximately 90% of human carcinomas, is likely involved in carcinoma cell homotypic aggregation, and has clinical value as a prognostic indicator and marker of metastasized cells. Previously, we isolated anti-TF antigen peptides from bacteriophage display libraries. These bound to TF antigen on carcinoma cells(More)
The effects of ATP on salivary glands have been recognized since 1982. Functional and pharmacological studies of the P2 nucleotide receptors that mediate the effects of ATP and other extracellular nucleotides have been supported by the cloning of receptor cDNAs, by the expression of the receptor proteins, and by the identification in salivary gland cells of(More)
In vivo phage display is a new approach to acquire peptide molecules that bind stably to a given target. Phage peptide display libraries have been selected in mice and humans and numerous vasculature-targeting peptides have been reported. However, in vivo phage display has not typically produced molecules that extravasate to target specific organ or tumor(More)
The B-cell lymphoma/leukemia-2 (bcl-2) proto-oncogene has been associated with the transformation of benign lesions to malignancy, disease progression, poor prognosis, reduced survival, and development of resistance to radiation and chemotherapy in many types of cancer. The objective of this work was to synthesize an antisense peptide nucleic acid (PNA)(More)
A growing body of information now supports the suggestion that P2 receptors for extracellular nucleotides (primarily ATP) have a role in regulating salivary gland function. There is solid pharmacological and molecular evidence for the presence of P2X ligand-gated ion channel nucleotide receptors (P2X4 and P2X7/P2Z). More recently, our group and others have(More)
New tumor targeting agents are required to advance cancer diagnosis and treatment. Bacteriophage (phage) display technology, a molecular genetic means of combinatorial drug discovery, is an emerging approach to identify and improve peptide molecules as pharmaceuticals. Peptides are thought to have clinically desirable benefits over currently used(More)
Peptides possess appropriate pharmacokinetic properties to serve as cancer imaging or therapeutic targeting agents. Currently, only a small number of rationally-derived, labeled peptide analogues that target only a limited subset of antigens are available. Thus, finding new cancer targeting peptides is a central goal in the field of molecular targeting.(More)
1. Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) has been shown to increase cyclic AMP production in dispersed cell aggregates from the major salivary glands of the rat. The goal of the present study was to identify the 5-HT receptor subtypes that mediate these effects in rat submandibular glands (SMG). 2. Among the 5-HT receptor subtypes identified in the rat,(More)