Learn More
Epidemiological data show that in women, alcohol has a beneficial effect by increasing insulin sensitivity but also a deleterious effect by increasing breast cancer risk. These effects have not been shown concurrently in an animal model of breast cancer. Our objective is to identify a mouse model of breast cancer whereby alcohol increases insulin(More)
Polycystin-1 (PC-1) has been identified as critical to development of the nervous system, but the significance of PC-1 expression in neurons remains undefined, and little is known of its roles outside the kidney, where mutation results in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). In kidney, PC-1 interacts with cadherins, catenins, and its(More)
Backgrounds: Epidemiological studies show that alcohol consumption increases breast cancer risk. However, the mechanism by which alcohol causes this effect is not known. Therefore, our objective is to generate an animal model to find the mechanism by which alcohol increases breast cancer risk. Methods: To determine the effects of alcohol consumption on(More)
  • 1