Margit-María Janát-Amsbury

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The biodistribution profile of a series of linear N-(2-hydroxylpropyl)methacrylamide (HPMA) copolymers was compared with that of branched poly(amido amine) dendrimers containing surface hydroxyl groups (PAMAM-OH) in orthotopic ovarian-tumor-bearing mice. Below an average molecular weight (MW) of 29 kDa, the HPMA copolymers were smaller than the PAMAM-OH(More)
Spherical and rod-shaped gold nanoparticles with surface poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) chains were characterized for size, shape, charge, poly dispersity and surface plasmon resonance. The nanoparticles were injected intravenously to 6-8-week-old female nu/nu mice bearing orthotopic ovarian tumors, and their biodistribution in vital organs was compared. Gold(More)
Repeated, local, nonviral IL12 (interleukin-12) gene delivery decreased tumor progression and increased immunogenicity. We combined our IL12 gene delivery with systemic paclitaxel chemotherapy as a treatment for paclitaxel (PCT)-resistant 4T1 subcutaneous mouse mammary carcinomas and PCT-sensitive, immunogenic/nonimmunogenic tumors. We mixed PCT with either(More)
Endometrial hyperplasia (EH) is a condition originating from uterine endometrial glands undergoing disordered proliferation including the risk to progress to endometrial adenocarcinoma. In recent years, a steady increase in EH cases among younger women of reproductive age accentuates the demand of therapeutic alternatives, which emphasizes that an improved(More)
In vitro fertilization has experienced phenomenal progress in the last thirty years and awaits the additional refinement and enhancement of medication delivery systems. Opportunity exists for the novel delivery of gonadotropins, progesterone and other adjuvants. This review highlights the rationale for various medications, present delivery methods and(More)
The in vivo feasibility of the previously established ID8 and ID8-VEGF ovarian cancer models for non-viral IL-12 gene delivery by itself or in combination with paclitaxel chemotherapy, was investigated in C57BL/6 black mice. The syngeneic mouse ovarian epithelium (MOSE) cancer cell line and its more aggressive variant, a VEGF-modified strain, were used to(More)
Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic malignancy. Type II endometrial carcinoma is often poorly differentiated and patients diagnosed with Type II disease (~11%) are disproportionately represented in annual endometrial cancer deaths (48%). Recent genomic studies highlight mutations in chromatin regulators as drivers in Type II endometrial(More)
In this study, a new thermo-sensitive polymer, glycol chitin, was synthesized by controlled N-acetylation of glycol chitosan and evaluated as a thermogelling system. The physico-chemical properties of glycol chitins with different degrees of acetylation (DA) were investigated in terms of degradation, cytotoxicity, rheological properties, and in vitro and in(More)
Attempts to develop novel immunotherapeutic mouse models have been hampered by the lack of an adequate in vivo system. This study was performed to establish an immunocompetent mouse model for the testing of immunotherapy concepts. The in vivo system was based on a svngeneic mouse ovarian surface epithelium (MOSE) cancer, physiologically and biologically(More)
The performance and safety of current antineoplastic agents, particularly water-insoluble drugs, are still far from satisfactory. For example, the currently widely used Cremophor EL®-based paclitaxel (PTX) formulation exhibits pharmacokinetic concerns and severe side effects. Thus, the concept of a biodegradable polymeric drug-delivery system, which can(More)