German Dario Diaz

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Butyrate, a short chain fatty acid produced in the colon as a result of fermentation of dietary fibre by symbiotic bacteria, induces apoptosis in colonic tumour cell lines. Three human colonic adenoma cell lines (AA/C1, RG/C2 and BH/C1) and one carcinoma cell line (S/KS/FI) were used to determine the effects of butyrate on the expression of bcl-2, bax and(More)
Vitamin D3 is believed to reduce the risk of colon cancer, and serum levels inversely correlate with colorectal cancer incidence. The active metabolite, 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, has previously been shown to inhibit growth and promote differentiation of colon cancer cells. The vitamin D analogue, EB1089, is currently under clinical trial in a variety(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive utility of Insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF1R), IGF1, IGF2, Glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) and of hemoglobin levels for tumor response to exclusive radiotherapy, in patients with locally advanced Human papillomavirus (HPV) 16-positive cervical cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
Chlorophyllin (CHL), an antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic water-soluble derivative of chlorophyll, was recently found to be highly effective as a chemopreventive agent in a high-risk population exposed unavoidably to aflatoxin B(1) in the diet (P. A. Egner et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 98: 14601-14606, 2001). The current study examined the response(More)
Epidemiological and animal studies suggest that tea may be protective towards cancers of the GI tract. White tea, the least processed form of tea, contains high levels of polyphenols and, like green tea, is chemopreventive towards heterocyclic amine-initiated colonic aberrant crypt formation in male F344 rats. We examined for the first time the relative(More)
Chlorophyllin (CHL) is a water-soluble derivative of chlorophyll that exhibits cancer chemopreventive properties, but which also has been studied for its possible cancer therapeutic effects. We report here that human colon cancer cells treated with CHL accumulate in S-phase of the cell cycle, and this is associated with reduced expression levels of p53,(More)
There is growing interest in the potential health benefits of tea, and a recent report described the potent antimutagenic activity of white tea in comparison with green tea against several heterocyclic amines, including 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP) [Mutat. Res. 495 (2001) 61]. We compared the inhibitory effects of white and green(More)
Vitamin D3 is believed to reduce the risk of colon cancer, and serum levels inversely correlate with colorectal cancer incidence. The active metabolite, 1a,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, has previously been shown to inhibit growth and promote differentiation of colon cancer cells. The vitamin D analogue, EB1089, is currently under clinical trial in a variety of(More)
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