Henry C. Pitot

Edward Glover2
Claudio Zanna1
Donna G Albertson1
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Three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction from serial sections allows identification of objects of interest in 3D and clarifies the relationship among these objects. 3D_Viewer, developed in our laboratory for this purpose, has four major functions: image alignment, movie frame production, movie viewing, and shift-overlay image generation. Color images captured(More)
A developmental role for the Ahr locus has been indicated by the observation that mice harboring a null allele display a portocaval vascular shunt throughout life. To define the ontogeny and determine the identity of this shunt, we developed a visualization approach in which three-dimensional (3D) images of the developing liver vasculature are generated(More)
  • Richard B Halberg, Jesse Waggoner, Kristen Rasmussen, Alanna White, Linda Clipson, Amy J Prunuske +7 others
  • 2009
C57BL/6J mice carrying the Min allele of Adenomatous polyposis coli (Apc) develop numerous adenomas along the entire length of the intestine and consequently die at an early age. This short lifespan would prevent the accumulation of somatic genetic mutations or epigenetic alterations necessary for tumor progression. To overcome this limitation, we generated(More)
Human papillomaviruses are causally associated with 5% of human cancers. The recent discovery of a papillomavirus (MmuPV1) that infects laboratory mice provides unique opportunities to study the life cycle and pathogenesis of papillomaviruses in the context of a genetically manipulatable host organism. To date, MmuPV1-induced disease has been found largely(More)
PURPOSE To assess safety/tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD), and antitumor activity of DEBIO1143, an antagonist of inhibitor apoptosis proteins. METHODS This first-in-man study in patients with advanced cancer used an accelerated dose titration design. DEBIO1143 was given orally once daily on days 1-5 every 2 or 3 weeks until(More)
We set out to better understand the signal transduction pathways that mediate liver tumor promotion by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxn ("dioxin"). To this end, we first employed congenic mice homozygous for either the Ahr(b1) or Ahr(d) alleles (encoding an aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) with high or low binding affinity for dioxin, respectively) and(More)
Sex hormones influence the susceptibility of inbred mice to liver cancer. C57BR/cdJ (BR) females are extremely susceptible to spontaneous and chemically induced liver tumors, in part due to a lack of protection against hepatocarcinogenesis normally offered by ovarian hormones. BR males are also moderately susceptible, and the susceptibility of both sexes of(More)
In the studies of quantitative stereology of rat hepatocarcinogenesis, we have used image analysis technology (automatic particle analysis) to obtain data such as liver tissue area, size and location of altered hepatic focal lesions (AHF), and nuclei counts. These data are then used for three-dimensional estimation of AHF occurrence and nuclear labeling(More)
Female HarÃ-anSprague-Dawley and F-344 rats were subjected to a 70% hepatectomy and 18 h later given one dose of 30 mg diethylnitros-amine/kg body weight. Beginning 1 week later, the animals were fed a diet containing 0.05% phénobarbital. Groups of rats were sacrificed 6 and IS months later, and the livers were either frozen for cryostat sectioning or used(More)
Single enzyme-altered hepatocytes; altered hepatic foci (AHF); and nodular lesions have been implicated, respectively in the processes of initiation, promotion, and progression in rodent hepatocarcinogenesis. Qualitative and quantitative analyses of such lesions have been utilized both to identify and to determine the potency of initiating, promoting, and(More)
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