Tamara J. Powell

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SU5416, a novel synthetic compound, is a potent and selective inhibitor of the Flk-1/KDR receptor tyrosine kinase that is presently under evaluation in Phase I clinical studies for the treatment of human cancers. SU5416 was shown to inhibit vascular endothelial growth factor-dependent mitogenesis of human endothelial cells without inhibiting the growth of a(More)
Immunization of mice with conditioned media from human breast cancer cells yielded the monoclonal antibody SP-2, which recognized an antigen of approximately 90-95 kDa. This protein, designated 90K, was found to be present in the serum of healthy individuals and at elevated levels in the serum of subpopulations of patients with various types of cancer and(More)
Many reports have cited coexpression of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) and its receptors by tumor cells or cells supporting tumor growth, suggesting both autocrine and paracrine mechanisms for PDGF-mediated tumor growth. We found that a small organic molecule, N-[4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl] 5-methylisoxazole-4-carboxamide (SU101, leflunomide),(More)
A recently described tumor-derived glycoprotein, designated 90K, has been shown to have positive effects on the generation of cytotoxic effector cells (NK/LAK) from human PBMC. To determine the mechanism of these effects, we have examined the effects of 90K on cytokine production by human PBMC. A culture of normal PBMC with 90K alone did not result in IL-2(More)
Psoriasis is characterized by hyperproliferation of keratinocytes associated with an inflammatory infiltrate in the epidermis. Among factors which may be related to hyperplasia of psoriatic keratinocytes is the persistent autocrine stimulation of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) by transforming growth factor-alpha. Owing to the pivotal role of(More)
Evidence of increased oxidative stress has been found in various neurodegenerative diseases and conditions. While it is unclear whether oxidative stress is a cause or effect, protein, lipid, and DNA have all been found to be susceptible to oxidant-induced modifications that alter their function. Results of clinical trials based on the oxidative-stress(More)
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