Robert R. Perry

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Analogues of the natural product noscapine were synthesized and their potential as antitumor agents evaluated. The discovery of a novel regioselective O-demethylation facilitated the synthesis of the potent aniline 6, which arrests mammalian cells in the G2/M phase of the cell cycle at 0.1 microM and also affects tubulin polymerization. Aniline 6 is orally(More)
Over the past 5 years, adult pluripotent stem cell lines have been isolated from multiple organs and tissues in laboratories worldwide. Adult pluripotent stem cells are capable of regenerating tissues of all three primitive germ layers and express pluripotency markers, such as Oct4 or telomerase, which are associated with the primitive stem cell properties(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS Clinical results from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients treated with MultiStem®, a large-scale expanded adherent multipotent progenitor cell population (MAPC), have demonstrated a strong safety and benefit profile for these cells. The mechanism of benefit with MAPC treatment is a result, in part, of its ability to induce(More)
he concept of particulates, while common to many in the pharmaceutical and blood transfusion disciplines, represents a distinct challenge in the field of cellular therapy. With newly discovered products advancing through clinical trials, the focus has shifted to ensuring products are manufactured in a reliable and safe manner. Given the unique manufacturing(More)
The insect growth regulator diflubenzuron (DFB), which also inhibits growth of experimental tumors in mice, was studied to determine the influence of in vivo microsomal metabolism on its antitumor activity. DFB inhibits chitin synthesis and growth of imaginal epidermis in insects and suppresses melanogenesis and uptake of nucleosides in mouse melanoma(More)
Cell therapy products are frequently developed and produced without incorporating cost considerations into process development, contributing to prohibitively costly products. Herein we contextualize individual process development decisions within a broad framework for cost-efficient therapeutic manufacturing. This roadmap guides the analysis of cost of(More)
Diflubenzuron (DFB) and Clanfenur (CFN) belong to a group of compounds called Benzoylphenyl Ureas (BPUs). Several BPUs regulate cell growth in insects and/or inhibit growth of B-16 murine melanomas. In view of potential clinical use for these compounds, DFB and CFN were selected as examples of BPUs and tested for effects on hematopoiesis in C57Bl/6 mice(More)
The insect growth regulator diflubenzuron (DFB), which may also inhibit growth of imaginal epidermal cells in insects, was studied for antitumor activity in two mouse tumor models of epidermal origin. DFB inhibits chitin deposition, but the mechanisms by which DFB controls chitin deposition or regulates growth of insect epidermal cells are unknown. A single(More)
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