Ty R Shockley

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Long-term peritoneal dialysis is limited by physiologic changes in the peritoneum that lead to ultrafiltration failure. To determine the role of profibrotic cytokines in the alteration of peritoneal transport, a rodent model of transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta)-mediated peritoneal fibrosis was established. An adenoviral vector driving the active(More)
The equilibrium binding characteristics of a panel of six monoclonal antibodies (MAb) recognizing melanoma cell surface antigens (125 kdal cell surface melanoma associated glycoprotein antigen, 125kD-MAA; high molecular weight melanoma associated antigen, HMW-MAA; and a non-protein melanoma associated antigen, NP-MAA) were investigated using the cell lines(More)
Glucose has been used successfully for more than two decades in peritoneal dialysis, and in this regard, must be considered a safe and effective osmotic agent. Recently, however, insight has been growing about the potential for metabolic and peritoneal effects arising from long-term exposure to high glucose concentrations--for example, hyperlipidemia and(More)
High-performance anion-exchange chromatography with pulsed amperometric detection (HPAE-PAD) was evaluated for the quantitation of polyglucose metabolites (DP2-DP7) in human plasma. The method was investigated for accuracy, precision, specificity, linearity, range and analyte stability. Samples were prepared by dilution into the standard range (0.1-10(More)
The uptake and binding of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) in solid tumors after a bolus i.v. injection are described using a compartmental pharmacokinetic model. The model assumes that MAb permeates into tumor unidirectionally from plasma across capillaries and clears from tumor by interstitial fluid flow and that interstitial antibody-antigen interactions are(More)
One of the greatest biotechnologic advances of the last 25 yr is genetic engineering--the ability to identify and isolate individual genes and transfer genetic elements between cells. Genetic engineering forms the basis of a unique biotechnology platform called gene therapy: an approach to treating disease through genetic manipulation. It is becoming clear(More)
The time-dependent (5 min-72 h) localization of 3 radiolabeled anti-melanoma monoclonal antibodies (MAbs 436, IND1, and 9.2.27) was studied in paired label experiments in small (4-12 mg) s.c. human melanoma xenografts (SK-MEL-2 and M21) in athymic nude mice. MAb 436 recognizes a Mr 125,000 cell surface melanoma-associated glycoprotein antigen (125 kDa-MAA);(More)
Transgenic mice containing a ren-2 promoter T-antigen fusion construct (TAG+) develop renal vascular hypertrophy and hyperplasia associated with markedly suppressed renal renin mRNA, renal renin content, and plasma renin concentration. These animals are normotensive. In the present study, the renal and cardiovascular systems are characterized, revealing(More)
The time-dependent (1-72-h) spatial distribution of three biotinylated anti-melanoma monoclonal antibodies (MAbs), a control MAb, and several macromolecular tracers was studied in two small (4-12-mg), well-characterized human melanoma xenografts (SK-MEL-2, M21) growing in the s.c. space of athymic nude mice. The specific MAbs (436, IND1, and 9.2.27)(More)
Glucose-containing peritoneal dialysis solutions may exacerbate metabolic abnormalities and increase cardiovascular risk in diabetic patients. Here, we examined whether a low-glucose regimen improves metabolic control in diabetic patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis. Eligible patients were randomly assigned in a 1:1 manner to the control group (dextrose(More)