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Omega-3 Fatty Acids As Therapeutic Options For The Treatment Of B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Johannes Francois Fahrmann Jan 2013

Omega-3 Fatty Acids As Therapeutic Options For The Treatment Of B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Johannes Francois Fahrmann

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B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common form of adult leukemia in the western world. CLL is often diagnosed in the asymptomatic (early-stage) stages. However, approximately 50% of these patients will progress to advanced, symptomatic disease and require therapy. Current treatment options are limited due to progressive drug resistance and severe drug-induced toxicities which are often too toxic for the elderly or those with co-morbidities. Therefore, a non-toxic therapeutic intervention that could slow the progression of asymptomatic CLL to symptomatic CLL or enhance the effects of actively used chemo-therapeutic drugs in patients who require therapy would be clinically ...


Gene Transfer In A Newly Established Spontaneous Feline Fibrosarcoma Cell Line, Rounak Nande Jan 2013

Gene Transfer In A Newly Established Spontaneous Feline Fibrosarcoma Cell Line, Rounak Nande

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Fibrosarcoma is a deadly disease in cats and is most often located at classical vaccine injections sites. More rare forms of spontaneous non-vaccination site (NSV) fibrosarcomas have been described and have been found associated to genetic alterations.

Purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of adenoviral gene therapy in NVS fibrosarcoma. The NVS fibrosarcoma cell line (Cocca-6A) was isolated from a spontaneous fibrosarcoma that occurred in a domestic calico cat. Cocca-6A fibrosarcoma cells were morphologically and cytogenetically characterized. The feline cells were karyotyped and their chromosome number was counted using a Giemsa staining. Giemsa block staining of metaphase ...


Interaction Of Pyrimoidiazolium Ions With Calf Thymus Dna, Stormy Rene Gibson Jan 2013

Interaction Of Pyrimoidiazolium Ions With Calf Thymus Dna, Stormy Rene Gibson

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A new class of fluorescent dyes, pyridoimidiazolium cations, is being considered for their possible use in the biochemical field because of their interactions with DNA. Binding of low molecular weight fluorophores has been proven to cause a wide variety of biological responses in DNA. The dyes used here have been synthesized using α-diimine type compounds. The reaction used has the capability to produce many fluorescent cations. Binding constants of these compounds in acetonitrile with calf thymus DNA have been determined by measuring emission intensity. Emission intensity showed the degree to which binding is occurring. The experimental results show that binding ...