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Transient generation of reactive oxygen or nitrogen (ROS/RNS), detected with dihydrodichlorofluoroscein by fluorescence microscopy, occurs within minutes of exposing cells to ionizing radiation. In the 1-10 Gy dose range, the amount of ROS/RNS produced/cell is constant, but the percentage of producing cells increases with dose (20 to 80%). Reversible(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the current practice of surgical staging of ovarian serous borderline tumors. METHODS Women with a diagnosis of ovarian serous borderline tumors whose pathology slides were sent to the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center for second-opinion diagnostic consultation between 1990-1996 were identified. The(More)
Hyperthermia is under intensive investigation as a treatment for tumors both alone and in combination with other therapeutic agents. Hyperthermia has a profound effect on the function and structural integrity of tumor microvasculature; this has often been cited as a reason for its effectiveness in treatment of tumors. To test the role of hyperthermia in(More)
Temperature-induced variations in the surface morphology of cultured lymphocytes were evaluated by scanning electron microscopy. At 25-37 degrees the cells' surfaces are largely obscured by numerous undulating microvilli of various lengths but uniform diameter. Temperature changes alter the number of microvilli, their lengths, diameters, distribution,(More)
Thymocytes are one the most widely used cell models for the study of radiation-induced interphase death. This cell-type was chosen for the study of hyperthermic and radiation effects on two membrane-related processes implicated in the interphase death of cells: Na+-dependent 2-aminoisobutyric acid (AIB) transport and cyclic 3'-5' adenosine monophsophate(More)
We recently demonstrated in vitro that a mutant HSV-TK (mutant 75) expressed from an adenovirus (AdCMV-TK75) radiosensitized rat RT2 glioma cells significantly better than wild type HSV-TK (AdCMV-TK) in combination with acyclovir (ACV). To examine whether a similar improvement could also be observed in vivo, we tested these viruses in a syngeneic rat glioma(More)