Ryan Pettit

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BACKGROUND Binding and internalization of Pasteurella multocida dermonecrotic toxin (PMDT) by toxin-sensitive canine osteosarcoma and monkey kidney (vero) cells was examined ultrastructurally. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Purified PMDT was conjugated to 20 nm colloidal gold particles in order to observe binding and internalization in the two cell lines at the(More)
Pasteurella multocida toxin depresses weight gain in rats and pigs. It also affects tissues with rapidly dividing cells. In the present study, we investigated the role of this protein toxin on chondrocyte growth in vivo. Rats were divided into a single- or multiple-dose group and were given, respectively, either a single injection (0.15 or 0.6 micrograms/kg(More)
Two different doses of glutaraldehyde-treated Pasteurella multocida dermonecrotic toxin (PMDT) were used to immunize rats. Rats developed serum IgG antibodies specific for native PMDT, and IgG titers increased with dose and number of toxoid immunizations. Survival rates in both active immunization and passive serum neutralization experiments were dependent(More)
Despite resection and adjuvant therapy, the 5-year survival for patients with Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is less than 10%. This poor outcome is largely attributed to rapid tumor growth and early dispersal of cells, factors that contribute to a high recurrence rate and poor prognosis. An understanding of the cellular and molecular machinery that drive(More)
The macrocyclic lactone bryostatin-1 was found to exert in vitro antineoplastic activity against several leukemic cell lines, including human K562 erythroleukemia, HL60 promyelocytic leukemia, REH and MOLT-4 lymphoblastic leukemias, CCRF-CEM lymphoma, KG-1 myeloid leukemia, and murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia. No statistically significant difference in(More)
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