Spasoje Radulović

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Female Syrian golden hamsters with N-nitrosobis(2-oxopropyl)amine-induced pancreatic cancers were treated for 2 months with new pseudononapeptide bombesin receptor antagonist [D-Tpi6,Leu13 psi (CH2NH)-Leu14]bombesin(6-14)(RC-3095), administered s.c. with implanted osmotic minipumps releasing 20 micrograms/day of the analogue. The results were compared to(More)
BACKGROUND Many breast cancers are estrogen independent, and even in patients who initially respond to estrogen suppression therapy, the regression is often temporary. We have recently shown that antagonists of bombesin and gastrin-releasing peptide, including RC-3095, inhibit the growth of pancreatic, colonic, and prostatic cancers in experimental animals.(More)
In this study, we investigated the effects of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LH-RH) agonist [D-Trp6]LH-RH, LH-RH antagonist [Ac-D-Nal(2)1,D-Phe(pCl)2,D-Pal(3)3,D-Cit6,D-Ala10]LH-RH (SB-75), and estradiol on the growth of human epithelial ovarian cancer cell line OV-1063. Cells were cultured under estrogen-deprived conditions. Estradiol inhibited(More)
Several somatostatin analogs with recently synthesized acetylated N terminus were assayed in vivo for their effects on sodium pentobarbital-stimulated growth hormone (GH) levels in fed male rats and gastrin-releasing peptide (14-27)-stimulated gastrin levels in fasted male rats. The binding characteristics of these analogs to somatostatin receptors were(More)
Specific receptors for bombesin/gastrin-releasing peptide, somatostatin, and EGF were investigated in 15 human colon cancer specimens. Eight of 15 clinical specimens (15%) of colon cancer showed the presence of somatostatin receptors. Octapeptide somatostatin analogs, RC-160 and RC-121, showed 10 times higher binding affinity for somatostatin receptors on(More)
This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy and duration of action of a new bombesin antagonist D-Tpi6,Leu13 psi (CH2NH)Leu14-bombesin (6-14) (RC-3095), given by different routes of administration, in suppressing gastrin releasing-peptide (GRP(14-27))-stimulated gastrin release in rats. First, we showed that GRP(14-27) itself was highly active when(More)
In an attempt to produce more powerful (effective) bombesin/GRP receptor antagonists, the D forms of Trp or Trp analog (Tpi) were introduced at position 6 in two pseudononapeptides, Leu13 psi (CH2NH)Leu14-bombesin(6-14) and Leu13 psi(CH2NH)Phe14-bombesin (6-14). These antagonists were tested for their ability to inhibit basal and gastrin releasing peptide(More)
The effects of treatment with a bombesin receptor antagonist [D-Tpi6, Leu13 psi (CH2NH) Leu14]BN(6-14)(RC-3095) and the combination of an agonist of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone [D-Trp6]-LH-RH and somatostatin analog D-Phe-Cys-Tyr-D-Trp-Lys-Val- Cys-Trp-NH2 (RC-160) were studied in nude mice bearing xenografts of the hormone-dependent human(More)
Nude mice bearing xenografts of HT-29 human colon cancer cell line were treated for 4 weeks with a [D-Trp6] agonist of luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LH-RH), somatostatin analogue (RC-160), and bombesin/gastrin releasing peptide antagonist (RC-3095). Some inhibitory effect of [D-Trp6] LH-RH microcapsules releasing 25 micrograms/day on tumor growth(More)
Nude mice bearing xenografts of HT-29 human colon cancer cell line were treated for 4 weeks with somatostatin analog (RC-160), bombesin/gastrin releasing peptide (GRP) antagonists (RC-3095 and RC-3440). In three separate experiments somatostatin analog RC-160 (50 micrograms/day) released from microgranules significantly reduced tumor growth. Bombesin/GRP(More)