Christina M Ivins

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In ovarian cancer cells, the macrophage colony-stimulating factor-1 (CSF-1) induces the release of plasminogen activator inhibitor-2 (PAI-2), and high levels of PAI-2 as well as of CSF-1 in ovarian cancer ascites are independently correlated with poor outcome. We now study the effect of CSF-1 on PAI-2 expression in vitro and the significance of cellular(More)
High levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) in tissue extracts have been associated with poor prognosis in many epithelial cancers. Ovarian cancers contain a higher concentration of PAI-1 than benign ovarian tumors or normal ovaries. Reports, however, on the prognostic value of PAI-1 content in ovarian cancers have been conflicting. We used(More)
Markedly elevated levels of macrophage colony-stimulating factor (CSF-1) in the serum and ascites of epithelial ovarian cancer patients have been previously associated with a poor prognosis. However, measurements of circulating CSF-1 cannot separate CSF-1 originating in the cancer cell from that originating in stromal macrophage or fibroblast. To study the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the mechanism by which glucocorticoids stimulate c-fms proto-oncogene expression in JAR choriocarcinoma cells, which are reported to lack the glucocorticoid receptor. STUDY DESIGN Glucocorticoid action on c-fms was tested with the use of ligand binding assays, Northern and Western blotting,(More)
BACKGROUND Strong correlations have been reported between expression of urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) and poor prognosis in several human carcinomas. The clinical significance of secreted levels of uPA, its receptor (uPAR), and its inhibitors (PAI-1 and PAI-2) in the ascites of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer patients was investigated.(More)
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