Nick Morley

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INTRODUCTION The use of rituximab has led to significant improvements in the outcome of both aggressive and indolent Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). It is the first targeted therapy to be developed for the treatment of lymphoma which has been widely adopted. AREAS COVERED This paper discusses the use of rituximab in NHL, mainly concentrating on diffuse(More)
The thiol N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) is a source of cysteine for the synthesis of the endogenous antioxidant glutathione (GSH) which is depleted by ultraviolet radiation. It is also associated with the scavenging of reactive oxygen species (ROS). In this study the effects of NAC were examined in cultured human fibroblasts during prolonged exposure to(More)
An adaptation of the Comet-assay was developed which enables the discrimination of viable, apoptotic and necrotic single cells by use of the common Annexin-V staining and a dye exclusion test on the cells already embedded in agarose gel on glass slides. Membrane integrity (Ethidium-Homodimer exclusion), cellular esterase activity (Calcein blue-AM) as well(More)
BACKGROUND Antioxidant compounds in green tea may be able to protect against skin carcinogenesis and it is of interest to investigate the mechanisms involved. A study was therefore conducted to determine whether the isolated green tea polyphenol (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) could prevent ultraviolet radiation (UVR)-induced DNA damage in cultured(More)
BACKGROUND Experimentally, creatine phosphate (CP) improves postischemic recovery of function and reduces postischemic arrhythmias. METHODS We studied 50 patients undergoing valve replacement. They were randomized into either a control group, who received St. Thomas' Hospital cardioplegic solution No. 1, or a CP-treated group, receiving the same(More)
Visual systems that have evolved in nature appear to exercise a mechanism that places emphasis upon areas in a scene without necessarily recognising objects that lie in those areas. This paper describes the application of a new model of visual attention to the automatic assessment of the degree of DNA damage in cultured human lung fibroblasts. The visual(More)
Single-cell gel electrophoresis (the comet assay) was used to assess single-strand breaks (SSBs) produced in cultured lung human fibroblasts by xenon lamp irradiation alone, various concentrations of arsenate [As(V)], alone or various combinations of the two. It was found that significantly higher levels of SSBs were observed in the irradiated cells than(More)