Warren DeWayne Heston

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Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a type II integral membrane glycoprotein that was initially characterized by the monoclonal antibody (mAb) 7E11. PSMA is highly expressed in prostate secretory-acinar epithelium and prostate cancer as well as in several extraprostatic tissues. Recent evidence suggests that PSMA is also expressed in(More)
Prostate-specific membrane antigen is a type II membrane protein with folate hydrolase activity produced by prostatic epithelium. The expression of this molecule has also been documented in extraprostatic tissues, including small bowel and brain. In the present study, an extensive immunohistochemical analysis was performed on a panel of well-characterized(More)
We have recently cloned a 2.65-kilobase complementary DNA (cDNA) encoding the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSM) recognized by the 7E11-C5.3 anti-prostate monoclonal antibody. Immunohistochemical analysis of the LNCaP, DU-145, and PC-3 prostate cancer cell lines for PSM expression using the 7E11-C5.3 antibody reveals intense staining in the LNCaP(More)
It was previously shown that the rate of disappearance of blood ethanol was identical for two lines of mice selectively bred for differences in sleep-time after ethanol administration. The ED50 values for the loss of righting response with ethanol were significantly different at 3.64 g per kg for the SS line and 1.65 g per kg for the LS line. In the present(More)
Adenocarcinoma of the prostate is the most common cancer in men. The majority of cancers are discovered once they have already metastasized, and there is no effective therapy for prostatic cancer at this stage. The use of cytokine-secreting tumor cell preparations as therapeutic vaccines for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer was investigated in the(More)
Exposure of the Dunning R3327AT-3 rat prostatic carcinoma and SK-Mel-28 human melanoma, in vitro, to high energy shock waves resulted in a reduction in cell viability as determined by trypan blue exclusion and a decrease in the number of colonies formed in a clonogenic assay. Flow cytometric determination of DNA content in R3327AT-3 cells treated in vitro(More)
Recently, a novel M(r) 100,000 prostate-specific membrane glycoprotein (PSM) has been detected by the prostate-specific monoclonal antibody 7E11-C5, raised against the human prostatic carcinoma cell line LNCaP. The PSM antigen is expressed exclusively by normal and neoplastic prostate cells and metastases. We now report the molecular cloning of a(More)
The expression of immunoglobulin-based artificial receptors in normal T lymphocytes provides a means to target lymphocytes to cell surface antigens independently of major histocompatibility complex restriction. Such artificial receptors have been previously shown to confer antigen-specific tumoricidal properties in murine T cells. We constructed a novel(More)
This study explored the use of interleukin 2 (IL-2) and interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) gene-modified tumor cells as cellular vaccines for the treatment of bladder cancer. The mouse MBT-2 tumor used is an excellent model for human bladder cancer. This carcinogen-induced tumor of bladder origin resembles human bladder cancer in its etiology and histology, and(More)
We examined expression of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSM) mRNA in normal prostate using reverse transcription-PCR and sequencing. An alternatively spliced variant, PSM', along with the previously described PSM form, was found in normal prostate. PSM' cDNA is shorter (2387 nucleotides) than PSM (2653 nucleotides). The cDNAs are identical except for(More)