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Based on clinical activity in phase 2 studies, lenalidomide was evaluated in a phase 2/3 study in patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Following tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) complications, the protocol was amended to a phase 1 study to identify the maximum tolerated dose-escalation level (MTDEL). Fifty-two heavily pretreated(More)
The efficacy of all major insecticide classes continues to be eroded by the development of resistance mediated, in part, by selection of alleles encoding insecticide insensitive target proteins. The discovery of new insecticide classes acting at novel protein binding sites is therefore important for the continued protection of the food supply from insect(More)
Segmental patterning in Drosophila relies on a cascade of transcription factors that subdivide the embryo into successively more precise domains. We have identified a missense mutation (W049) in the gene encoding the transcriptional elongation factor Spt5 (reviewed in ) which, when homozygous in the maternal germ line, leads to defects in segmental(More)
BACKGROUND Insecticide discovery screens carried out on whole organisms screen for potency resulting from chemical activity at the target site. However, many potentially insecticidal compounds are naturally detoxified in vivo and do not make it to the target site. It is hypothesised that insect strains with their xenobiotic detoxification machinery(More)
Date ii DEDICATION To my Mother for all her love, support, and sacrifice. To my sister for her encouragement, faith and believing in me. To Milan bhai for showing, directing, and guiding me on the right path of life and lastly to my Father who couldn't be here, but for allowing me to fulfill his dream. Thank You. iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to thank(More)
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