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PURPOSE The addition of cytokines to chemotherapy has produced encouraging results in advanced melanoma. In this phase III trial, we compared the effects of chemotherapy (cisplatin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine [CVD]) with those of sequential biochemotherapy consisting of CVD plus interleukin-2 and interferon alfa-2b. PATIENTS AND METHODS Metastatic(More)
Human serum albumin (HSA) is an abundant transport protein found in plasma that binds a wide variety of drugs in two primary binding sites (I and II) and can have a significant impact on their pharmacokinetics. We have determined the crystal structures at 2.5 A-resolution of HSA-myristate complexed with the R-(+) and S-(-) enantiomers of warfarin, a widely(More)
BACKGROUND Glycoprotein-96, a non-polymorphic heat-shock protein, associates with intracellular peptides. Autologous tumor-derived heat shock protein-peptide complex 96 (HSPPC-96) can elicit potent tumor-specific T cell responses and protective immunity in animal models. We sought to investigate the feasibility, safety, and antitumor activity of HSPPC-96(More)
Transport of Ca2+ across the membrane by the Ca2+-ATPase of skeletal muscle sarcoplasmic reticulum involves the transfer of two Ca2+ ions from a pair of cytoplasmic sites to a pair of luminal sites, driven by phosphorylation of the ATPase. The ATPase is inhibited by Mg2+ at alkaline pH values. Inhibition follows from a decrease in the rate of release of(More)
BACKGROUND Durable complete response rates ranging from 5% to 20% have been reported in association with biochemotherapy for patients with metastatic melanoma, with response rates on the low end of this range being observed in trials that used lower doses and less intense treatment schedules. In the current study, the authors addressed the feasibility of(More)
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