Linda P Dipersio

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The ability of the rapid BinaxNOW Staphylococcus aureus (BNSA) immunochromatographic test (Alere Scarborough, Inc., ME) to accurately differentiate S. aureus from coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) and other Gram-positive cocci (GPC) directly from VersaTREK blood culture bottles was evaluated. A total of 319 positive patient blood culture bottles with(More)
The growth characteristics and metastatic behavior of human tumors growing in athymic nude mice were studied. Human tumor cell lines HEp-2 (carcinoma or larynx) and SW480 (colon carcinoma) were transplanted into athymic nude mice of BALB/c origin. Tumor cells (1 x 10(6) and 2 x 10(7)) were given either s.c. or i.p. Following s.c. injection tumors developed(More)
It is advantageous to utilize low generation polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers for drug delivery because low generations (generation 4.0 or below) have more biologically favorable properties as compared to high generations. Nevertheless, modification of low generation dendrimers with PEG to create stealth dendrimers is still necessary to avoid potential(More)
Chemical modification and site-specific mutagenesis approaches were used in this study to identify the active site serine residue of pancreatic cholesterol esterase. In the first approach, purified porcine pancreatic cholesterol esterase was covalently modified by incubation with [3H]diisopropylfluorophosphate (DFP). The radiolabeled cholesterol esterase(More)
Human tumors implanted s.c. into athymic mice released lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) isoenzymes unique to human tissue. These isoenzymes were readily identified and quantitated in mouse plasma. When injected into mice i.p. or i.v., human LDH isoenzymes were rapidly cleared from the blood circulation, decreasing to within 10% of the initial value in 12 hr. When(More)
The growth characteristics and histological appearance of tumors resulting from transplantation of the tumor lines HEp-2 and SW480 into pathogen-free and mouse hepatitis virus infected athymic mice were studied. Subcutaneous or intraperitoneal implantation 1 x 10(6) neoplastic cells into pathogen-free animals resulted in tumor growth. Subcutaneous(More)
We produced a monoclonal antibody (C2-22) to human apolipoprotein (Apo) AII and describe its use in an enzyme-linked immunoabsorbant assay (ELISA) for Apo AII in human plasma and lipoprotein subfractions. No cross reactivity of the antibody with Apo CI, CII, CIII, E, or ablumin was detected. Apo AI and low- and very-low-density lipoprotein cross reacted by(More)
With the use of circulating human lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) as a tumor marker, growth and remission of human tumor lines SW480, HEp-2, and Clouser, implanted into female BALB/c athymic nude mice, were followed during therapy. Three types of therapy were used: X-radiation, cyclophosphamide, and diphtheria toxin. After therapy tumor sizes were measured with(More)
The expression of six cytoplasmic/membrane antigens (beta 2-microglobulin, HLA, HLA-DR, carcinoembryonic antigen, and two breast tumor-associated antigens (TAAs), B6.2 and B72.3) was investigated in serial sections of 28 human breast carcinomas using monoclonal antibodies and the avidin-biotin complex immunoperoxidase technique. The frequency of expression(More)
beta 2-microglobulin (beta 2m) content and distribution in human benign and malignant breast tissues have been investigated by immunohistologic means, and wide differences in the expression of this protein have been observed. The distribution of beta 2m as determined by indirect immunofluorescence was uniform throughout normal human and benign breast tumor(More)