Evan Sternberg

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Type beta transforming growth factor (TGF beta) has been shown to be both a positive and negative regulator of cellular proliferation and differentiation. The effects of TGF beta also are cell-type specific and appear to be modulated by other growth factors. In the present study, we examined the potential of TGF beta for control of myogenic differentiation.(More)
Histocompatible Fischer 344 and Lewis rats have been shown to differ on a wide variety of behavioral, chemical, and molecular measures. This investigation aimed to clarify strain differences in unconditioned motor behavior with respect to the amount and patterns of movements. Twenty female Fischer 344, Lewis, and Sprague-Dawley were tested in the Behavioral(More)
Transforming growth factor-beta(1) (TGF-beta(1)) and interleukin (IL)-10 gene expression is equivocal in normal brain and upregulated in over a dozen central and peripheral diseases/disorders. The patterns of specific expression of cytokines differ in these diseases. Published data indicate that these cytokines are produced by and act on both neurons and(More)
Many studies have established the routes by which the immune and central nervous (CNS) systems communicate. This network of connections permits the CNS to regulate the immune system through both neuroendocrine and neuronal pathways. In turn, the immune system signals the CNS through neuronal and humoral routes, via immune mediators and cytokines. This(More)
One of the most common metabolic abnormalities found in patients with malignancy is hypercalcemia. Hypocalcemia is a rare occurrence and is often found to be associated with renal failure and patients taking bisphosphonate therapy for bone metastasis in this patient population. Here, we present two different case reports with hypocalcemia. A 66-year-old(More)
Metallothioneins (MTs) are low molecular weight, thiol-rich, metal-binding proteins. Auranofin (AF) is a gold compound active in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The effects of AF on regulation of MT gene expression in Chinese hamster ovary cells were studied. AF-resistant cells accumulated substantial amounts of MT mRNA and protein, whereas no(More)
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