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PURPOSE The CD20 antigen is expressed on more than 90% of B-cell lymphomas. It is appealing for targeted therapy, because it does not shed or modulate. A chimeric monoclonal antibody more effectively mediates host effector functions and is itself less immunogenic than are murine antibodies. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a multiinstitutional trial of the(More)
Positron emission tomography (PET) using L-[methyl-(11)C]-methionine (MET) is the most popular amino acid imaging modality in oncology, although its use is restricted to PET centers with an in-house cyclotron facility. This review focuses on the role of MET-PET in imaging of cerebral gliomas. The biological background of tumor imaging with methionine is(More)
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies have been performed on 20 right handed volunteers at 1.5 Tesla using echo planar imaging (EPI) protocol. Index finger tapping invoked localized activation in the primary motor area. Consistent and highly reproducible activation in the primary motor area was observed in six different sessions of a(More)
BACKGROUND Rituximab is a chimeric monoclonal antibody directed against the B-cell CD20 antigen which has been utilized for therapy of B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). A previous clinical trial demonstrated that treatment with four weekly doses of 375 mg/m2 of Rituximab in patients with relapsed or refractory low-grade or follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin's(More)
3,3'-Diselenodipropionic acid (DSePA), a diselenide and a derivative of selenocystine, was evaluated for in vivo radioprotective effects in Swiss albino mice, at an intraperitoneal dose of 2 mg/kg body wt, for 5 days before whole-body exposure to gamma-radiation. The radioprotective efficacy was evaluated by assessing protection of the hepatic tissue, the(More)
Rotavirus is the leading cause of childhood diarrhea worldwide, causing an estimated 600,000 deaths each year. To assess the potential benefits of a national rotavirus immunization program in India, we analyzed 40 published studies of rotavirus that were conducted between 1976 and 1997 and included a total of approximately 13,000 Indian pediatric(More)
The hyper-radiosensitivity at low doses recently observed in vitro in a number of cell lines is thought to have important implications for improving tumor radiotherapy. However, cell-cell contact and the cellular environment influence cellular radiosensitivity at higher doses, and they may alter hyper-radiosensitivity in vivo. To confirm this supposition,(More)
Multidrug resistance (MDR) in human cancer is often associated with over-expression of the mdr-1 gene, which encodes a 170-kDa transmembrane protein, termed P-glycoprotein (P-gp). We evaluated the immunoreactivity of P-gp in oral tissues at different stages of tumorigenesis in the Indian population by flow cytometry, using the MRK-16 monoclonal antibody,(More)
Protective effect of copper (Cu), zinc (Zn) or cobalt (Co) against lead (Pb) toxicity in rats was investigated. Trace metal administration together with Pb decreased the hepatic and renal uptake of lead and reduced the Pb-induced inhibition of blood delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (delta-ALAD) activity. The hepatic uptake of Zn or Co was also(More)