Niloufar Zarghami

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Valine deficiency in rats produced motor incoordination attributable to selective damage to the red nuclei, midbrain structures that modulate motor activity. Neither incoordination nor red nuclei damage occurs in rats deprived of valine, isoleucine and leucine, thus suggesting that valine neurotoxicity results from amino acid imbalance rather than from lack(More)
INTRODUCTION The incidence of brain metastasis due to breast cancer is increasing, and prognosis is poor. Treatment is challenging because the blood-brain barrier (BBB) limits efficacy of systemic therapies. In this work, we develop a clinically relevant whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) plan to investigate the impact of radiation on brain metastasis(More)
Prolonged oral administration of the Lathyrus sativus neurotoxin, L-3-oxalylamino-2-aminopropionic acid (OAP), to three young male squirrel monkeys at dose rates of 0.6 to 6.0 mg/g body weight/day produced no neurologic signs and no adverse effects other than depressed activity and occasional foaming at the mouth. When the dose was increased to 8.0 to 8.5(More)
PURPOSE Incidence of brain metastasis attributed to breast cancer is increasing and prognosis is poor. It is thought that disseminated dormant cancer cells persist in metastatic organs and may evade treatments, thereby facilitating a mechanism for recurrence. Radiotherapy is used to treat brain metastases clinically, but assessment has been limited to(More)
PURPOSE Small animal immobilization devices facilitate positioning of animals for reproducible imaging and accurate focal radiation therapy. In this study, the authors demonstrate the use of three-dimensional (3D) printing technology to fabricate a custom-designed mouse head restraint. The authors evaluate the accuracy of this device for the purpose of(More)
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