G. Colletta

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Rat thyroid cells in culture, rendered quiescent by hormone deprivation, can be stimulated to undergo DNA synthesis in the absence of serum by the addition of purified thyrotropin. The primary effect in response to thyrotropin action in thyroid cells is the induction of the c-fos oncogene, followed by c-myc expression. This suggests that thyrotropin acts as(More)
Fifty-one thyroid tumours and tumour-like lesions were analysed for instability at ten dinucleotide microsatellite loci and at two coding mononucleotide repeats within the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) type II receptor (TbetaRII) and insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) receptor (IGFIIR) genes respectively. Microsatellite instability (MI) was(More)
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is known to be associated with neoplasia of various tissues, including thyroid carcinoma. Germline mutations of the tumour-suppressor gene APC, responsible for the predisposition to FAP, may therefore be involved in the pathogenesis of these tumours. In this report the structure of the APC gene has been investigated in(More)
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