Marcy Pomplun

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This paper describes experiments performed with 40 subjects wearing an eye-tracker and watching and imitating videos of finger, hand, and arm movements. For all types of stimuli, the subjects tended to fixate on the hand, regardless of whether they were imitating or just watching. The results lend insight into the connection between visual perception and(More)
We conducted a phase I dose-escalation trial of perillyl alcohol (POH; NSC 641066) given p.o. on a continuous four times a day basis to characterize the maximum tolerated dose, toxicities, pharmacokinetic profile, and antitumor activity. Sixteen evaluable patients with advanced refractory malignancies were treated at the following doses: level 1 (L1), 800(More)
Perillyl alcohol (POH; NSC-641066), a naturally occurring monoterpene, has shown antitumor and preventive activity in preclinical studies in rodent models. Drug-related activities that have been observed include the induction of apoptosis, cell cycle arrest, the inhibition of posttranslational modification of proteins that are involved in signal(More)
PURPOSE A phase I dose-escalation trial of intravenous (IV) L-buthionine-SR-sulfoximine (BSO) with melphalan (L-PAM) was performed to determine the toxicity and biologic activity of BSO, administered as a short infusion every 12 hours, and the combination of BSO plus L-PAM. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-eight patients with refractory malignancies received(More)
Preclinical studies have shown that the inhibition of ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) by alpha-difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) and resultant decreases in tissue concentrations of polyamines (putrescine and spermidine) prevents neoplastic developments in many tissue types. Clinical studies of oral DFMO at 500 mg/m(2)/day revealed it to be safe and tolerable and(More)
BACKGROUND Increased intracellular glutathione has long been associated with tumor cell resistance to various cytotoxic agents. An inhibitor of glutathione biosynthesis, L-S,R-buthionine sulfoximine (BSO), has been shown to enhance the cytotoxicity of chemotherapeutic agents in vitro and in vivo. We performed a phase I study of BSO administered with the(More)
DFMO is an irreversible inhibitor of ornithine decarboxylase (ODC), the key enzyme in mammalian polyamine biosynthesis. The goal of this study was to determine the effects of DFMO 0.5 g/m2/day as a single oral dose on polyamine and ODC levels in rectal, rectosigmoidal, and cecal colonic mucosae of individuals at risk for colon cancer because of a personal(More)
Suramin was administered to 49 patients in a Phase I cancer trial with real-time pharmacokinetic monitoring and dose individualization to achieve targeted mean plasma concentrations of 210 and 155 mg/liter during the 7-day period between days 15 and 22. Pharmacokinetic sampling after doses on days 1, 3, 5, and 8 was used to modify weekly suramin doses,(More)
BACKGROUND alpha-Difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) is an irreversible inhibitor of ornithine decarboxylase (ODC), the key enzyme in mammalian polyamine biosynthesis. Levels of ODC are closely related to tumor promotion, and inhibition of ODC is associated with suppression of tumor development in laboratory animals. DFMO has shown a dose-response effect in(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the bioavailability of two oral preparations of difluoromethylornithine (DFMO). The current preparation of DFMO is a liquid with a concentration of 0.2 gram/ml that must be drawn up into a syringe and dispensed into a small medicine glass. This form of DFMO causes wastage of the medication. The liquid form also makes(More)