Mahmud Bani

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This study has examined the effect of the cytokine interleukin 1 (IL-1) on metastasis formation by the human melanoma A375M in nude mice. We have found that human recombinant IL-1 beta (a single injection greater than 0.01 micrograms per mouse i.v. given before tumor cells) induced an augmentation of experimental lung metastases from the A375M tumor cells(More)
Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF2) is a pleiotropic heparin-binding growth factor endowed with a potent angiogenic activity in vitro and in vivo. To investigate the impact of the modulation of FGF2 expression on the neovascularization at different stages of tumor growth, we generated stable transfectants (Tet-FGF2) from the human endometrial adenocarcinoma(More)
Although it is generally accepted that proteolytic degradation is an important mechanism used by malignant cells in the process of metastasis, comparatively little is known about the regulation of molecules responsible for proteolysis and how they become de-regulated during human tumour progression. Using a genetically related pair of human melanoma cell(More)
CR 1409, a glutaramic acid derivative with competitive cholecystokinin-antagonistic activity, was administered IP and evaluated in comparison with proglumide (the model CCK-receptor antagonist), gabexate (protease inhibitor) and PGE2 (cytoprotective) on two different models of experimental pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis was induced in mice by six IP(More)
Research Team and Description Every year thousands of people suffer from brain injuries and stroke, and develop motor, sensory and cognitive problems as a result of neuronal loss in the brain. Unfortunately, the damaged brain has a limited ability to enact repair; and current modes of treatment are not sufficient to offset the damage. At present, two main(More)
New glutaramic acid derivatives with cholecystokinin antagonistic activity were evaluated for their capacity to inhibit the satiety effect induced in the rat by intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK-8). The most active compound, CR 1409, is about 4000 times more potent than proglumide when injected peripherally (i.p.). This(More)
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