Claudia Willy

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Transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGFbeta) is involved in the regulation of liver cell proliferation and apoptosis, and escape of hepatoma cells from the growth restraining signals of TGFbeta has been suggested to contribute to tumor development. TGFbeta modulates gene transcription by receptor-mediated activation of Smad proteins which act as transcription(More)
The effects of the liver tumor promoters phenobarbital, clofibrate, dieldrin, and DDT on transforming growth factor-β1 (TGFβ)-induced apoptosis were studied in FTO-2B hepatoma cells. Inhibition of apoptosis by these compounds was strongly correlated with a decrease in CPP32-like caspase activity. Similar effects were obtained with insulin and dexamethasone.(More)
Aimed at improving animal fertility and health, diets for farm and laboratory animals have over the last few years been supplemented with increasing amounts of the antioxidant vitamin E. We now demonstrate by intravital microscopy that feeding hamsters with a vitamin E-supplemented "standard" rodent diet (60 ppm vitamin E) significantly reduces the(More)
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