Matthew Spellman

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Anticancer drugs docetaxel and vinorelbine suppress cell growth by altering microtubule assembly and activating the proapoptotic signal pathway. Vinorelbine and docetaxel have been approved for treating several advanced cancers. However, their efficacy in the management of advanced hormone-refractory prostate cancer remains to be clarified. Microtubule(More)
BACKGROUND We tested the hypothesis that intracoronary delivery of an adenovirus encoding adenylyl cyclase type VI (Ad.AC(VI)) would be associated with increased left ventricular (LV) function in pigs with congestive heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS Pigs (52+/-6 kg; n=16) underwent placement of pacemakers, LV pressure transducers, and left atrial and(More)
There are several reports of abnormalities in fatty acids in brain and blood phospholipids in schizophrenic patients. In order to see if the broad categories of negative and positive schizophrenia were linked to specific changes in fatty acids, an initial study was made of patients showing severe symptoms of these two types. Thirteen patients had persistent(More)
We conducted a 12-week, multicenter, randomized, double-masked, parallel-group study of the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of azelaic acid 20% cream and glycolic acid lotion compared with tretinoin 0.025% cream and a vehicle lotion to treat mild-to-moderate facial acne vulgaris. Patients treated with azelaic/glycolic acid experienced a significantly(More)
Blood samples were taken from schizophrenics and control patients in three different centers. The phospholipids were extracted from plasma and their fatty acid composition analyzed. Similar and consistent differences between schizophrenics and controls were observed at all three centers. The n-6 essential fatty acid levels were significantly reduced,(More)
Myocardial infarction (MI) results in left ventricular remodeling (e.g., ventricular hypertrophy, dilatation, and fibrosis). Fibrosis contributes to increased myocardial stiffening, impaired ventricular filling and function, and reduced cardiac output. Adenylyl cyclase (AC) expression and activity are reduced in animal models of heart failure. Stimulation(More)
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is significantly less common than B-cell lymphoma in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Periocular involvement by CTCL usually occurs in the setting of more widespread plaque or tumor-stage disease; therefore, CTCL localized solely to the periocular region is rare. We report the case of a 38-year-old(More)
Activated ribulosebisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase from spinach was treated with glyoxylate plus or minus the transition-state analog, carboxyarabinitol bisphosphate, or the inactive enzyme with pyridoxal phosphate plus or minus the substrate, ribulose bisphosphate. Covalently modified adducts with glyoxylate or pyridoxal phosphate were formed following(More)
Ipsilateral elevation and contralateral suppression of renin secretion have been established in a patient with a post-traumatic renal arteriovenous fistula associated with diastolic hypertension. This finding is rare because of the dilutional effect of arterial blood shunted in the renal vein. Increased renin secretion in this instance supports the proposed(More)
Lymph node biopsies were positive in 20% (7/35) of stage T1 and T2 (stage B) tumors and 64% (21/33) of stage T3 (stage C) tumors in 69 previously untreated and unselected patients with apparently localized carcinoma of the prostate. One patient with a To (stage A) tumor had no evidence of lymph node metastasis. Prospective analysis demonstrated an overall(More)