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Fludarabine-PET in a murine model of multiple myeloma

0 views | Dec 08 2019

Hovhannisyan N et al. suggested that [18F]fludarabine-PET might represent an alternative and perhaps more specific modality for MM imaging when compared to [18F]FDG. Nevertheless, more investigations are required to extend this conclusion to humans. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibitory Activities of Blasticidin S Derivatives on Aflatoxin Production by Aspergillus Flavus

0 views | Dec 06 2019

Yoshinari T et al. indicated that the inhibitory activity of BcS against aflatoxin production was enhanced by esterification of its carboxyl group and that the carboxymethyl ester derivative might be more suitable for practical use than BcS because of the specificity of the carboxymethyl ester derivative, which inhibited aflatoxin production more than BcS. [Read the Full Post]

CX-5461 is a DNA G-quadruplex stabilizer with selective lethality in BRCA1/2 deficient tumours

0 views | Oct 29 2019

Xu H et al. indicated these data strengthen the concept of G4 targeting as a therapeutic approach, specifically for targeting HR and NHEJ deficient cancers and other tumours deficient for DNA damage repair. CX-5461 is now in advanced phase I clinical trial for patients with BRCA1/2 deficient tumours (Canadian trial, NCT02719977, opened May 2016). [Read the Full Post]

The Herb-Drug Pharmacokinetic Interaction of 5-Fluorouracil and Its Metabolite 5-Fluoro-5,6-Dihydrouracil with a Traditional Chinese Medicine in Rats

26 views | Oct 17 2019

Liu JH et al. indicated the pharmacokinetic results confirm the safety of coadministering 5-FU with XSLJZT, and provide practical dosage information for clinical practice. [Read the Full Post]

Safety evaluation of combination carboplatin and toceranib phosphate (Palladia) in tumour-bearing dogs: A phase I dose finding study

95 views | Jun 09 2019

Wouda RM et al. indicated the dose-limiting toxicity was neutropenia. Two dogs experienced a partial response, and 6 maintained stable disease. Combination carboplatin and toceranib chemotherapy was well-tolerated. Clinical benefit was observed in most cases. This protocol warrants further investigation in phase II/III trials. [Read the Full Post]

Inhibitory Activities of Blasticidin S Derivatives on Aflatoxin Production by Aspergillus Flavus

67 views | Jun 03 2019

Yoshinari T et al. indicated that the inhibitory activity of BcS against aflatoxin production was enhanced by esterification of its carboxyl group and that the carboxymethyl ester derivative might be more suitable for practical use than BcS because of the specificity of the carboxymethyl ester derivative, which inhibited aflatoxin production more than BcS. [Read the Full Post]

A Preclinical Model for Studying Herpes Simplex Virus Infection

0 views | May 25 2019

Tajpara P et al. present a previously unreported ex vivo HSV-1 infection model with abdominal human skin to test antiviral drugs, thus bridging the gap between in vitro and in vivo drug screening and providing a valuable preclinical platform for HSV research. [Read the Full Post]

Bendamustine plus rituximab versus fludarabine plus rituximab for patients with relapsed indolent and mantle-cell lymphomas: a multicentre, randomised, open-label, non-inferiority phase 3 trial

173 views | May 21 2019

Rummel M et al. indicated that in combination with rituximab, bendamustine was more effective than fludarabine, suggesting that bendamustine plus rituximab may be the preferred treatment option for patients with relapsed indolent and mantle-cell lymphomas. [Read the Full Post]

A Preclinical Model for Studying Herpes Simplex Virus Infection

119 views | Apr 29 2019

Tajpara P et al. discovered that both drugs had a comparable efficacy for inhibiting HSV-1 replication, suggesting that pritelivir could be an alternative therapeutic agent for patients infected with acyclovir-resistant strains. To our knowledge, we present a previously unreported ex vivo HSV-1 infection model with abdominal human skin to test antiviral drugs, thus bridging the gap between in vitro and in vivo drug screening and providing a valuable preclinical platform for HSV research. [Read the Full Post]

Prevention of Intraabdominal Adhesions: An Experimental Study Using Mitomycin-C and 4% Icodextrin

0 views | Apr 16 2019

Urkan M et al. indicated that despite its potential for bone marrow toxicity, Mitomycin-C seems to effectively prevent adhesions. Further studies that prove an acceptable safety profile relating to this promising anti-adhesive agent are required before moving into clinical trials. [Read the Full Post]