Lisa Cabral

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Targeting supraspinal pain control centers by gene transfer is known to induce sustained analgesia. In this study, we evaluated the effects of injecting a Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 vector which expresses enkephalin (HSV-ENK vector) in the lateralmost part of the caudal ventrolateral medulla (VLMlat), a pain control center that exerts mainly descending(More)
The survival of viral mediated lymphomas depends upon constitutive nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappaB) activity. AIDS-related human herpesvirus type 8-associated primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) responds poorly to chemotherapy and is almost invariably fatal. We have previously demonstrated that the antiviral combination of interferon alpha (IFN-alpha) and(More)
Lymphoproliferative diseases that occur in immunocompromised patients are frequently associated with herpesviruses. These patients often fare poorly after treatment with conventional chemotherapy. We reported previously that patients with AIDS-related Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) responded to parenteral azidothymidine (AZT) and IFN-alpha. We found that(More)
The antiviral compound azidothymidine (AZT), alone or in combination with other agents, induces apoptosis in early-passage, Epstein-Barr virus-positive Burkitt lymphoma (EBV+ BL) lines and has clinical activity in EBV+ BL. We report here a mechanism of AZT's antitumor activity. The nuclei of these cells contain activated nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB)(More)
Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type one (HTLV-1) is associated with tropical spastic paraparesis or HTLV-I--associated myelopathy. We report 2 women with a spastic ataxic illness similar to HTLV-I--associated myelopathy infected solely with HTLV-II. Identification of HTLV-II infection was made serologically, by polymerase chain reaction, and by viral(More)
The antiviral compound azidothymidine (AZT), alone or in combination with other agents, induces apoptosis in early-passage, Epstein-Barr virus–positive Bur-kitt lymphoma (EBV ؉ BL) lines and has clinical activity in EBV ؉ BL. We report here a mechanism of AZT's antitumor activity. The nuclei of these cells contain activated nuclear factor-␬B (NF-␬B)(More)