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An automated fluorometric microculture cytotoxicity assay (FMCA) based on the measurement of fluorescence generated from cellular hydrolysis of fluorescein diacetate (FDA) to fluorescein was employed for chemotherapeutic-drug-sensitivity testing of tumor-cell suspensions from patients with leukemia. Fluorescence was linearly related to cell number, and(More)
Small protein domains, capable of specific binding to different target proteins have been selected using combinatorial approaches. These binding proteins, called affibodies, were designed by randomization of 13 solvent-accessible surface residues of a stable alpha-helical bacterial receptor domain Z, derived from staphylococcal protein A. Repertoires of(More)
Genetic engineering enables the construction of gene man Genome Project (5), efficient and robust production and purification strategies are necessary (6). For fusions resulting in fusion proteins having the combined properties of the original gene products. Fusion industrial production of recombinant proteins, simple and fast purification methods(More)
The fluorometric microculture cytotoxicity assay (FMCA) is a nonclonogenic microplate-based cell viability assay used for measurement of the cytotoxic and/or cytostatic effect of different compounds in vitro. The assay is based on hydrolysis of the probe, fluorescein diacetate (FDA) by esterases in cells with intact plasma membranes. The assay is available(More)
The possibility of increasing the affinity of a Taq DNA polymerase specific binding protein (affibody) was investigated by an alpha-helix shuffling strategy. The primary affibody was from a naive combinatorial library of the three-helix bundle Z domain derived from staphylococcal protein A. A hierarchical library was constructed through selective(More)
Recent reports have demonstrated beneficial effects of proinsulin C-peptide in the diabetic state, including improvements of kidney and nerve function. To examine the background to these effects, C-peptide binding to cell membranes has been studied by using fluorescence correlation spectroscopy. Measurements of ligand-membrane interactions at(More)
PURPOSE The aims of the present study were (1) to characterize the pharmacokinetics of both component drugs and (2) to describe the relationship between the pharmacokinetics and the dose-limiting hematologic toxicity for the epirubicin (EPI)/docetaxel (DTX) regimen in breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-four patients with advanced disease(More)
The aim of this study was to validate and further develop a mechanism-based population pharmacokinetic model for paclitaxel (Taxol; Bristol-Myers Squibb Co, Princeton, NJ, USA) based on the knowledge of Cremophor EL (CrEL) micelle entrapment and to evaluate the exposure/toxicity relationships. Paclitaxel (total and unbound) and CrEL concentrations were(More)
Purpose: The aims of the study were (a) to characterise the pharmacokinetics (PK), including inter-individual variability (IIV) and inter-occasion variability (IOV) as well as covariate relationships and (b) to characterise the relationship between the PK and the haematological toxicity of the component drugs of the fluorouracil (5-FU)—epirubicin(More)
In this paper we present a performance comparison between a real-time multiprocessor kernel implemented in hardware and a corresponding kernel implemented in software. The hardware kernel showed overall better performance. For instance the speedup achieved with the hardware kernel was up to 2.6 times. We also present an optimization that has been applied to(More)