Helga Grøsvik

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We have studied epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) phosphorylation and localization in the pre-replicative phase of liver regeneration induced by a 70% partial hepatectomy (PH), and how a PH affects EGFR activation and trafficking. When Western blotting was performed on livers after PH with antibodies raised against activated forms of EGFR(More)
1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (calcitriol) affects differentiation and proliferation of epidermal keratinocytes in vitro and in vivo. We have studied the topical effects of calcitriol (0.08-2.0 micrograms/ml) and of a new vitamin D analogue, the epi-20-analogue KH1060 (0.4-2.0 micrograms/ml) on epidermal proliferation in normal hairless mice. Epidermis was(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS EGF receptor is a main participant in the regulation of liver regeneration. In primary hepatocyte cultures, EGF or TGFα binding to EGF receptor activates Erk1/2 and PI3K pathways, induces cyclin D1 and thus initiates DNA synthesis. We have explored mechanisms by which prolonged EGF receptor activation induces hepatocyte proliferation. (More)
INTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVES Cell cycle progression is driven by the coordinated regulation of cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs). In response to mitogenic stimuli, CDK4 and CDK2 form complexes with cyclins D and E, respectively, and translocate to the nucleus in the late G(1) phase. It is an on-going discussion whether mammalian cells need both CDK4 and CDK2(More)
p53 plays a major role in the prevention of tumor development. It responds to a range of potentially oncogenic stresses by activating protective mechanisms, most notably cell-cycle arrest and apoptosis. The p53 gene is also induced during normal liver regeneration, and it has been hypothesized that p53 serve as a proliferative 'brake' to control excessive(More)
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