Noa Madar-Balakirski

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BACKGROUND Antiangiogenic and anti-vascular therapies present intriguing alternatives to cancer therapy. However, despite promising preclinical results and significant delays in tumor progression, none have demonstrated long-term curative features to date. Here, we show that a single treatment session of Tookad-based vascular targeted photodynamic therapy(More)
OBJECTIVE The longterm use of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α blockers is limited by the formation of neutralizing antibodies. To the best of our knowledge, immunogenicity in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) has not been investigated in depth. Our objective was to evaluate the prevalence and significance of TNF-α blocker immunogenicity in PsA. METHODS Consecutive(More)
Galectin-3 is a β-galactoside-binding lectin that plays an important role in the modulation of immune responses. It has been shown to aggravate joint inflammation and destruction in experimental arthritis. We investigated the role of galectin-3 in TLR-induced cell activation in human synovial fibroblasts (SF) in order to better understand the mechanism(s)(More)
We present a multi-modal optical diagnostic approach utilizing a combined use of Fluorescence Intravital Microscopy (FIM), Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) and Spectrally Enhanced Microscopy (SEM) modalities for in vivo imaging of tumor vascular network and blood microcirculation. FIM is used for imaging of tumor surroundings and microenvironment, SEM(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the longterm humoral response of an antipneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-associated spondyloarthropathy (SpA), and the effect of demographic and clinical factors and treatment on the(More)
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