Jaime H. Sánchez

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Gene amplification, one example of genetic instability, is of prognostic and clinical importance in neoplasia. In tumorigenic cells, gene amplification occurs at a very high frequency, whereas in normal diploid fibroblasts the event is undetectable by the clonogenic assay. To investigate genetic control of gene amplification, amplification frequency was(More)
The widely used plasticizer and rodent carcinogen di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) was examined for activity in the C3H 10T 1 2 murine fibroblast cell transformation system. Treatment with DEHP or its metabolite, mono-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, did not produce oncogenic transformation, initiate the process of transformation in cultures treated with a(More)
Infection of an SV40 large-T antigen-"immortalized" human bronchial epithelial cell line with a Zip-v-Ha-ras retroviral vector resulted in a mass culture that was tumorigenic in athymic nude mice. A tumor cell line derived from passage of the mass culture in vivo, however, exhibited increased tumorigenicity and v-Ha-ras expression. To examine and compare(More)
The abilities of 4-O-methyl-12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (4-O-methyl-TPA) and mezerein to promote the process of transformation were evaluated in cultures of C3H/10T1/2 mouse embryo fibroblasts treated with N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine. Mezerein was found to be as potent as the tumor promoter 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) for(More)
A greater understanding of the processes involved in the control of proliferation and differentiation should provide insight into the mechanisms involved in carcinogenesis. Studies were undertaken to examine the effects of modulators of differentiation on the proliferation, colony forming efficiency (CFE), and cross-linked envelope (CLE) formation of human(More)
The effects of the tumour promoter, 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) on the colony-forming efficiency and growth of normal human bronchial epithelial (NHBE) cells and five lung squamous carcinoma cell lines were compared in medium containing 1% foetal bovine serum. TPA (0.1-5.0 ng/ml) inhibited the growth of NHBE cells and one carcinoma cell line,(More)
Treatment of C3H/10T1/2 mouse embryo fibroblasts with N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine and then 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) resulted in the production of numerous foci of morphologically transformed cells. When dishes containing foci were provided medium which did not contain TPA, up to 84% of the foci were found to regress. Promotion of(More)
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