Dennet Hushka

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Treatment of Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats with a dosing regimen of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) maintaining a steady-state liver concentration of 150 ng/g results in enhanced hepatocyte proliferation in the periportal region, but reduced proliferation in the remainder of the hepatic lobule (Fox et al. (1993) Cancer Res., 53, 2265-2271). Here, we(More)
The cyclin-dependent kinase (cdk) inhibitors are key regulators of cell cycle progression. p27 and p21 are members of the Cip/Kip family of cdk inhibitors and regulate cell growth by inactivating cell cycle stage-specific CDK-cyclin complexes. Because down-regulation of osteoprogenitor proliferation is a critical step for osteoblast differentiation, we(More)
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD or dioxin), a highly publicized environmental contaminant, was shown to be chemoprotective against breast cancer in both rats and mice in bioassays conducted in the late 1970s. This finding went largely unnoticed as investigators focused on animal tumors that were increased by dioxin. The position that dioxin causes(More)
The cyclin-dependent kinase (cdk) inhibitors are key regulators of cell cycle progression. p27 and p21 are members of the Cip/Kip family of cdk inhibitors and regulate cell growth by inactivating cell cycle stage-specific CDK-cyclin complexes. Because down-regulation of osteoprogenitor proliferation is a critical step for osteoblast differentiation, we(More)
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