Cynthia J. Moore

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A retrospective review of records and microscopic slides was carried out on 151 patients, encompassing nine specific upper aerodigestive tract cancer sites, correlating depth of invasion with node metastases and outcome. In this preliminary descriptive study, thickness was found to be more closely related to node metastasis and to survival than was surface(More)
Mammary tumorigenesis by 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA) was tested in two rat stocks and two rat strains: outbred Sprague-Dawley and Long-Evans and inbred Wistar/Furth (WF) and Fischer F344 (F344) rats. Both Sprague-Dawley and WF rats showed comparably high susceptibility to tumorigenesis, whereas Long-Evans and F344 rats proved relatively resistant(More)
The phospholipase A2 (PLA2) inhibitors quinacrine, manoalide and scalaradial inhibit the carbachol-stimulated secretion of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) from cells transfected with the human m1 muscarinic receptor. Conversely, activation of PLA2 by melittin increases secretion of an apparently immature species of APP from these cells. These results(More)
In order to compare the interactions of procarcinogens with mammary cells from humans and rats, a uniform set of mediated mutagenesis assays has been established. In these assays, species-specific mammary epithelial cells activate procarcinogens, and specific locus mutations are quantitated in cocultured V-79 cells. Mutations were induced in the rat mammary(More)
Our laboratory has developed optimized and uniform methods for the isolation and culture of normal mammary epithelial cells from both rats and humans. We have reported that, in a cell-mediated mutagenesis assay, treatment of rat mammary epithelial cells with 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene, but not benzo(a)pyrene, resulted in significant rates of mutagenesis(More)
The capacity of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons such as 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) to induce mammary carcinomas has been studied in three rat strains. Wistar/Furth (WF) rats are highly susceptible to DMBA-induced mammary carcinogenesis, Copenhagen (Cop) rats are completely resistant, and Fischer 344 (F344) rats have an intermediate(More)
A system has been developed in which human breast cells activate chemical procarcinogens to mutagenic compounds. The degree of activation is quantitated by the estimation of induction of 6-thioguanine-resistant specific locus mutants in a cocultured Chinese hamster V-79 cell population which does not activate carcinogens. Both mammary stromal and(More)
Primary hepatocyte cultures from six human donors were established and their abilities to metabolize the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon carcinogen benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) were examined. Cells from each donor were plated at similar densities (1 X 10(7) cells/100 mm dish). All cultures metabolized B[a]P to a significant extent (24-35 nmol in 24 h) and(More)
Monoterpenes, including limonene and its in vivo rat plasma metabolites, have been shown to be inhibitors of protein isoprenylation of small G proteins, including p21 ras. In addition, dietary limonene has been shown to be capable of preventing the development and causing the regression of chemically induced mammary carcinomas, many of which contain(More)