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Chk1 is phosphorylated within its C-terminal regulatory domain by the upstream ATM/ATR kinases during checkpoint activation; however, how this modulates Chk1 function is poorly understood. Here, we show that Chk1 kinase activity is rapidly stimulated in a cell-cycle phase-specific manner in response to both DNA damage and replication arrest, and that the(More)
Serum thyroglobulin (Tg) was measured in 274 patients with differentiated thyroid cancer; 266 had previous thyroidectomy, which had been followed by ablative iodine-131 in 183 cases. Neither the presence nor the titre of anti-Tg antibodies appeared to affect Tg assays. Serum Tg reflected the presence or absence of cancer in 83% of 164 patients not receiving(More)
Serum-triiodothyronine (T3) concentrations fell rapidly after surgery in six out of seven initially euthyroid patients. Simultaneous increases in reverse triiodothyronine (rT3) concentrations suggested that the peripheral monodeiodination of thyroxine (T4) proceeds by an alternative pathway in the postoperative period.
In ten euthyroid subjects, in whom endogenous thyroid-stimulating hormone (T.S.H.) production was suppressed by oral thyroxine (T4), a single dose of dexamethasone resulted in reduced serum-3,3'5-triidothyronine (T3) concentration and raised serum-3,3',5'-triiodothyronine (reverse T3 or rT3) concentration after 24 h. These changes were not related to(More)
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