Denise Belgorosky

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This study aimed to investigate how hyperandrogenism affects early folliculogenesis. Hyperandrogenism was induced in prepuberal female BALB/c mice by daily s.c. injection of dehydroepiandrosterone (60 mg/kg body weight in 0.1 ml sesame oil) for 10 consecutive days. Although hyperandrogenism increased the growth rate of primary follicles, it also increased(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the role of inducible nitric oxide synthase and PPARγ as prognostic factors for bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Inducible nitric oxide synthase and PPARγ were evaluated by Western blot and immunohistochemistry in a mouse bladder cancer model of nonmuscle invasive and invasive MB49-I tumor cells, and in human bladder cancer(More)
The present study investigated the role of the N, N'-dimethylbiguanide metformin (50 mg/kg body weight in 0.05 ml water, given orally with a canulla) in preventing the adverse effects generated by hyperandrogenism on uterine function. Daily injection of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA: 6 mg/100 g body weight in 0.1 ml oil) for 20 consecutive days induces(More)
Bladder cancer is the second cause of death for urological tumors in man. When the tumor is nonmuscle invasive, transurethral resection is curative. On the other hand, radical cystectomy is the treatment chosen for patients with invasive tumors, but still under treatment, these patients have high risk of dying, by the development of metastatic disease(More)
Bladder cancer is frequently associated with chromosomal abnormalities, and the complexity of karyotypes increases with tumor progression. The murine model MB49 is one of the most widely studied models of bladder cancer. We developed the invasive cell line MB49-I by successive in vivo passages of MB49 primary tumors. Because little is known about the(More)
PURPOSE Bacillus Calmette-Guérin is the standard treatment for patients with nonmuscle invasive high histological grade bladder cancer. Previously we found that bacillus Calmette-Guérin induces murine bladder cancer MB49 cell death in vitro and in vivo, generating tissue remodeling, which involves the release of fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-2. MATERIALS(More)
BACKGROUND A key factor contributing to radio-resistance in conservative invasive bladder cancer (BCa) treatment is tumor hypoxia and a strategy to overcome it is to trigger the production of nitric oxide (NO). On the other hand, ionizing radiation (IR) applied to a primary tumor can induce immunogenic cell death which may set off a cytotoxic immune(More)
Inflammation plays a crucial role in many types of cancer and is known to be involved in their initiation and promotion. As such, it is presently recognized as an important risk factor for several types of cancers such as bladder, prostate and breast cancers. The discovery of novel anti-inflammatory compounds can have a huge implication not only for the(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the effects of combined PPARg agonist with bacillus Calmette-Guérin in bladder cancer growth in vitro and in vivo, focusing on the tissue remodeling mechanisms induced by bacillus Calmette-Guérin. MATERIALS AND METHODS PPARs are a superfamily of nuclear receptors that are transcription factors activated by ligands. Activation of(More)
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