Frej Stenbäck

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Apoptosis has been shown to be an important regulator of endometrium function. To study the regulation of apoptosis in the endometrium during the normal menstrual cycle, the expression of the apoptosis related proteins Bcl-2 and Bax and their correlation to serum estradiol and progesterone, as well as to a replication-related antigen Ki-67 were analyzed.(More)
Delay between initiation and promotion on mouse skin was in 1949 reported by Berenblum and Shubik not to affect tumour yields, and this led to the important concept of the irreversibility of initiation and stimulated the development of multistage models. Subsequent reports have, however, suggested that delay does decrease tumour yields, and this is(More)
The dose-response relationships from the data described in Paper I were analysed. Among unpromoted animals, only doses sufficient to cause ulceration with subsequent promotion due to wound healing caused a rapid crop of tumours, so the dose-response curve exhibited strong upward curvature. Among promoted animals, the response of the skin to initiation(More)
Using the data described in Paper I, we compare the effects of the same treatment timings and doses given at different ages. Initiation with DMBA at 68 weeks of age, followed 3 weeks later by TPA, has a significantly (P less than 0.0001) less rapid effect on subsequent tumour incidence than does initiation at 8 or at 48 weeks of age, followed 3 weeks later(More)
Malignant tumours often induce a fibroproliferative response in the adjacent stroma, characterized by increased expression of type I and type III procollagens. In normal tissues, fibrillar collagens normally undergo extensive intermolecular cross-linking that provides tensile strength to the tissue. Here we set out to characterize collagen cross-linking in(More)
The Myc oncoprotein is associated with cell proliferation and is often down-regulated during cell differentiation. The related Mad transcription factor, which antagonises Myc activity, is highly expressed in epidermal keratinocytes. Mad also inhibits cell proliferation in vitro. To study Mad expression in keratinocyte proliferation and differentiation, we(More)
The effects of lifetime treatment with dimethylaminoethanol on longevity and cryptogenic neoplasm formation were studied in females of two mouse sub-lines, the C3H/HeN which carries a germinal mammary tumor provirus and the C3H/HeJ(+) which also carries the exogenous mammary tumor virus. Administration in the drinking water of 10 mM dimethylaminoethanol to(More)
Prostaglandin E2 has been connected to processes promoting tumor growth in several human malignancies including gliomas. The terminal prostaglandin synthases mPGES-1, mPGES-2, and cPGES convert PGH2 into prostaglandin E2. The inhibition of their function could significantly reduce PGE2 levels in tumors while avoiding some side effects related to the(More)
Increased angiogenesis and expression of antibodies to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), an angiogenic agent, have been shown in the tumor development of many tissues. Areas of skin expressing VEGF and total volume of vessels expressing laminin in the wall were measured in chemical carcinogen-exposed mice using CAS-200 morphometry apparatus having(More)
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