George Nichols

Learn More
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is a mitogen and a survival factor in fibroblasts and endothelial cells. It acts as an angiogenesis factor in breast cancer, but paradoxically inhibits proliferation in several breast cancer cell lines. In this study, we investigated the effects of bFGF on the survival of MCF-7 human breast cancer cells in order to(More)
In the presence of acidic phospholipids, inorganic phosphate greatly enhances the net migration of calcium ions from the aqueous phase to the organic phase, an effect that does not occur at less than the physiological pH. The calcium complex in the organic phase is shown by electron microscopy to consist of spherules, composed of stoichiometric amount of(More)
We studied five cystic ovarian mucinous tumors with spindle cell mural nodules to define their histologic and immunohistochemical properties. Three of these mural nodules consisted of carcinomatous nests surrounded by highly pleomorphic polygonal and spindle cells. There were transition zones between the pleomorphic cells and the cell nests. In all three(More)
Amplification of chromosome 11q13 leads to overexpression of a G1 cyclin gene, cyclin D1 (PRAD-1, CCND-1), in many non-cervical human carcinomas. Homology between cyclin D1 and human papillomavirus oncoprotein E7 binding sites for the retinoblastoma tumor-suppressor protein suggests that human papillomavirus oncoproteins cyclin D1, and other cell cycle(More)
Determination of breast cancer estrogen receptor (ER) status as a predictor of tumor response to adjuvant endocrine therapy remains a mainstay of breast cancer management. Recent second generation anti-ER antibodies and new epitope retrieval methods have produced paraffin-based immunohistochemical results that correlate closely with the dextran-coated(More)
The Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) epithelial cell line was shown previously to be heterogeneous with marked differences reported between low-passage (strain I) and high-passage (strain II) cultures (Richardson, J.C.W., Scalera, V. and Simmons, N.L. (1981) Biochim. Biophys. Acta 673, 26-36). This report describes major differences in the glycolipids of(More)