THE PROPOSED STUDY TARGETS THE WELL-VASCULARIZED AND REFRACTORY CLASS OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (CNS) TUMORS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL METHODS FOR DETECTING THE PRESENCE AND QUANTITATING AMOUNTS OF SPECIFIC TUMOR-PRODUCED ANGIO- GENESIS FACTORS (AF).

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5298
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Angiogen
107 Lakefront Drive, Hunt Valley, MD, 21030
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
ALLAN FENSELAU
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(301) 667-6880
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROPOSED STUDY TARGETS THE WELL-VASCULARIZED AND REFRACTORY CLASS OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (CNS) TUMORS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL METHODS FOR DETECTING THE PRESENCE AND QUANTITATING AMOUNTS OF SPECIFIC TUMOR-PRODUCED ANGIO- GENESIS FACTORS (AF). CELL HOMOGENATES AND CONDITION MEDIA FROM CELL CULTURES OF ANIMAL AND HUMAN CNS TUMORS WILL BE EMPLOYED IN THE PHASE I STUDIES. TWO KINDS OF AF MOLECULES WILL BE SOUGHT BY THE SCREENING STUDIES: (1) LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT (MW) FACTORS (<1000 DALTONS) AND (2) HIGHER MW POLYPEPTIDES (>16,000D). FRACTIONATION OF THE TUMOR CELL- DERIVED SAMPLES WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED USING ULTRAFILTRATION OR EXTRACTION METHODS AND, IF NECESSARY, CHROMATOGRAPHIC METHODS, THE ACTIVITIES OF THESE MATERIALS WILL BE DETER- MINED USING AN ANGIOGENESIS (CAM) ASSAY AS WELL AS TWO IN VITRO ASSAYS THAT CORRESPOND TO SEPARATE STEPS OF THE ANGIOGENIC PROCESS (VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL CELL(EC) PROLIFERA-TION AND MIGRATION). IMMUNOASSAYS THAT ARE BASED ON THE REPORTED PROCEDURES FOR A LOW MW AF AND POLYPEPTIDE AF WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR DETECTING ACTIVE MOLECULES IN THESE CNS TUMOR PREPARATIONS. THE PROTOCOLS FROM THESE STUDIES WILL BE USED IN PHASE II TO MEASURE AF CONTENT IN TISSUE AND CEREBROSPINAL FLUID (CSF) SAMPLES FROM CNS CANCER PATIENTS.

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