Heather H Wimbrow

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Mutations in the thyroid hormone receptor beta (TRbeta) gene result in resistance to thyroid hormone. However, it is unknown whether mutations in the TRalpha gene could lead to a similar disease. To address this question, we prepared mutant mice by targeting mutant thyroid hormone receptor kindred PV (PV) mutation to the TRalpha gene locus by means of(More)
PURPOSE Epidemiological evidence suggests that physical activity protects against colon cancer. We previously used a mouse predisposed to intestinal polyps (APCMin) to evaluate this association and found the suggestion of fewer polyps in exercised males but not females. The present study was designed to further explore the potential exercise x sex(More)
*Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Cancer Institute, †Genetic Disease Research Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892; ‡Frederick Cancer Research and Development Facility, Frederick, MD 21702-1201; §Laboratory of Genetics, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA 92037-1099;(More)
Alcohol ingestion and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) have been associated with increased breast cancer risk, the latter primarily in premenopausal women. We investigated whether alcohol ingestion altered IGF-I or its major binding protein (BP), IGFBP-3, in a controlled feeding study in premenopausal women. We also determined whether IGF-I or IGFBP-3(More)
BACKGROUND Increased circulating insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) concentrations, frequently adjusted for IGF binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3), have been associated with increased risk of several types of cancer, including colon, prostate, and breast. Studies have suggested that alcohol may affect IGF-I or IGFBP-3; however, controlled feeding studies to(More)
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