Shanna Gillespie

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BACKGROUND Patients diagnosed with metastatic cancer have almost uniformly poor prognoses. The treatments available for patients with disseminated disease are usually not curative and have side effects that limit the therapy that can be given. A treatment that is selectively toxic to tumors would maximize the beneficial effects of therapy and minimize side(More)
Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) is the major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD). The ApoE4 allele is associated with earlier disease onset and greater cerebral deposition of the amyloid beta peptide (Abeta), the major constituent of senile (amyloid) plaques. The molecular mechanism underlying these effects of ApoE4 remains unclear; ApoE alleles could(More)
An audit of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in HIV infected patients with gastrointestinal symptoms assessed the frequency of disease detected by endoscopy and routine laboratory analysis of surveillance biopsy specimens. Sixty nine consecutive endoscopies were performed in 59 HIV infected patients. Endoscopic biopsy specimens were taken from the lower(More)
Microsomal fractions isolated from rat corpus striatum catalyze the oxidation of thiobenzamide to the sulfoxide. The rate of thiobenzamide sulfoxidation is 6.9 +/- 4.8 nmol(min)-1 (mg microsomal protein)-1. The reaction is inhibited by an excess of sulfur- and nitrogen-containing substrates for the microsomal flavin-containing monooxygenase. These(More)
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