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While exposure to estrogens is a major risk factor of breast and endometrial cancer, it well established that estrogens are beneficial for bone health. We have previously shown that carotenoids inhibit estrogen signaling in breast and endometrial cancer cells. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of various phytonutrients, (carotenoid(More)
The basis for the vivid color of carotenoids and their antioxidant activity is the multiple conjugated double bonds, which are characteristic for these phytonutrients. Moreover, the cleavage of these oxidation-prone double bonds leads to the formation of apocarotenoids. A large number of carbonyl-containing oxidation products are expected to be produced as(More)
Evidence from epidemiologic studies has suggested that carotenoids, and lycopene in particular, decrease the risk of cancer: however, not all studies support this view. To gain insight into the molecular mechanisms whereby lycopene and other carotenoids may exert their chemoprotective effects, we and others performed a series of studies that used a large(More)
Novel high-definition night vision imagers are being enabled by new high-temperature infrared detectors that operate at elevated temperatures ranging from 95K to 200K; these have performance indices comparable with those of their 77K predecessors. Recent technological progress towards industrial implementation of such detectors has motivated the development(More)
Cryogenic coolers are usually conjugated with sensitive electronics and sensors of military, commercial or scientific space payloads. The general requirements are high reliability and power efficiency, low vibration export, ability to survive launch vibration extremes, and long-term exposure to space radiation. A long standing paradigm of using exclusively(More)
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