Su-Yi Loh

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Stable IL-2 transfectant clones have been derived from two non-immunogenic murine malignant mesothelioma (MM) cell lines to investigate the induction of protective antitumor immunity to MM. AC29-IL-2 transfectant clones grew at a slower rate in vivo than the parental cell line or a transfectant control clone but all inoculated mice developed tumours despite(More)
Transfection of the genes encoding the co-stimulatory molecules B7-1 and B7-2 has enhanced the development of immunity to a variety of experimental tumors, although most of these were inherently immunogenic. We have determined the effect of expression of these genes on the induction of immunity to 2 non-immunogenic murine malignant mesothelioma (MM) cell(More)
Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a solid tumor largely unresponsive to conventional therapies. Immunological gene therapy shows promise in murine models and human clinical trials; however, the role of surgery in combination with gene therapy has not been widely studied. The aim of this study was to determine if debulking surgery improved the effectiveness of(More)
The effects of the calmodulin antagonist W13 were determined on potentially lethal damage repair, sublethal damage repair, and X-ray-induced DNA damage repair following X irradiation of 67 murine mammary carcinoma cells in the proliferative and quiescent states. Studies with W13 (20 micrograms/ml) on proliferating cells showed that the cells rounded up(More)
Significant discrepancies were found between the values for glutathione levels determined by the Tietze enzymatic assay and those measured by labeling with monobromobimane followed by HPLC analysis when these methods were applied to proliferating and quiescent cells of the 66 murine mammary tumor line depleted of glutathione by buthionine sulfoximine or to(More)
Intratumoral expression of the T-cell costimulator B7-1 has been reported to induce tumor-specific immunity against immunogenic, but not nonimmunogenic, tumors. We transfected the B7-1 gene into a nonimmunogenic murine mesothelioma cell line that constitutively expresses high levels of class I major histocompatibility complex (MHC) and transforming growth(More)
In response to an osmotic challenge, the synthesis of the antidiuretic hormone arginine vasopressin (AVP) increases in the hypothalamus, and this is accompanied by extension of the 3' poly(A) tail of the AVP mRNA, and the up-regulation of the expression of RNA binding protein Caprin-2. Here we show that Caprin-2 binds to AVP mRNAs, and that lentiviral(More)
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