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SETTING Tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium bovis (bovine TB) is endemic in the white-tailed deer population of north-eastern Michigan. Hunters may be exposed to M. bovis via cutaneous inoculation while field dressing deer or by ingestion of undercooked venison. Michigan hunters have received inconsistent messages about their risk of acquiring tuberculosis(More)
While nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have been shown to exert preventive effects against the development of colonic tumors in humans and in chemically-induced tumors in animal models, the mechanism(s) involved in this phenomenon is unclear. We have recently demonstrated that one such agent, piroxicam, when supplemented (75 ppm) in the diets of rats(More)
The DIPMETER ADVISOR program is an application of Al and Expert System techniques to the problem of inferring subsurface geologic structure. It synthesizes techniques developed in two previous lines of work, rulte-based systems and signal understanding programs. This report on the prototype system has four main concerns. First, we describe the task and(More)
Several lines of evidence from our laboratory and others indicate that epigenetic alterations in protein kinase C (PKC) are involved in colonic carcinogenesis in both man and experimental animals. Furthermore, bile salts, known activators of PKC, have also been implicated in colonic tumor development. Recently, however, our laboratory has demonstrated that,(More)
Our laboratory recently reported that 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2D3] rapidly increases the breakdown of membrane phosphoinositides, raises intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca2+]i), and translocates protein kinase C (PKC) from the cytosolic to the particulate fraction of Caco-2 cells. In the present experiments, we found that Caco-2 cells(More)
The present studies were undertaken to examine the expression of PKC isoforms within the nucleus of Caco-2 cells, a cell line widely used to investigate intestinal cell growth and differentiation, in order to begin to explore their roles in modulating gene expression. Purified nuclei were, therefore, prepared from Caco-2 cells and found to contain PKC-zeta,(More)
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