Reiner Zeisig

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Liposomes from octadecyl-(1,1-dimethyl-4-piperidino-4-yl)-phosphate (OPP), a new alkylphospholipid derivative with an improved cancerostatic activity, were prepared for the first time and the activity in vitro and in vivo was characterised. The formation of liposomes (MLV, SUV and LUVET) differing in cholesterol content, charge, and sterical stabilisation(More)
Hexadecylphosphocholine (HPC) has been investigated intensively for its cancerostatic properties. One explanation for the mechanism of action of HPC assumes that it plays a role in stimulation of the immune system. In particular, its potency to activate macrophages has already been recognised for different lyso- and ether lipids. Important steps in the(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate for the first time the preparation, physical properties and macrophage activating effect of sterically stabilized liposomes made from hexadecylphosphocholine (HPC, Miltefosine) using different poly(ethylene glycol) lipids for coating. We could demonstrate that it is possible to prepare different liposomal vesicle(More)
The human histiocytic cell line U937, which expresses a number of monocyte markers and properties, was investigated with regard to its ability to be activated for NO and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) release after treatment with alkylphosphocholines (APC) and APC liposomes. Using APC multilamellar vesicles (MLV) a clear dose-dependent increase of NO(More)
We investigated the liposome forming properties of three homologues of alkylphosphocholines: hexadecylphosphocholine (HPC), octadecylphosphocholine (OPC) and eicosanylphosphocholine (EPC). In the presence of cholesterol and dicetylphosphate, alkylphosphocholines form liposomes with slow permeability for entrapped carboxyfluorescein. We studied the direct(More)
A serious problem using liposomes for therapeutic purposes is the fast removal from blood circulation by components of the reticuloendothelial system (RES) most likely after opsonization of the vesicles. This study was performed to quantify the reduction in macrophage uptake in vitro of sterically stabilized liposomes (PEG-liposomes) prepared from(More)
In recent studies we showed that the phospholipid analogue hexadecylphosphocholine inhibits phosphatidylcholine biosynthesis by affecting the translocation of the rate-limiting enzyme of phosphatidylcholine biosynthesis, CTP:phosphocholine cytidylyltransferase (EC, to membranes, where it is active (Geilen et al. 1992. J. Biol. Chem. 267:(More)
Hexadecylphosphocholine (HPC) and its analogs with a longer alkyl chain (C18 and C20) were examined for antineoplastic activity in the murine tumor models P388 leukemia, B 16 melanoma, the mammary carcinoma C3H and Ca 755, and the human MT-1 mammary tumor in nude mice. The maximum tolerated doses were determined and found to be higher in mice than in rats.(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of different types of sialyl Lewis X-conjugated liposomes as competitive inhibitors for tumour cell adhesion to endothelial E-selectin. Sterically stabilised liposomes with the sLeX ligand at the terminal end of the polyethyleneglycol (PEG) chain, as well as vesicles that had the ligand embedded within the(More)
In this work, we evaluated combinations of doxorubicin with INNO-206, a (6-maleimidocaproyl)hydrazone derivative of doxorubicin (DOXO-EMCH) that is currently undergoing two phase II clinical trials, in a primarily chemoresistant tumor indication, i.e. pancreatic cancer. Thus, we compared the antitumor efficacy and tolerability of the following weekly(More)