Jennifer L. Carey

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This report demonstrates that in addition to interferons and cytokines, members of the TGF beta superfamily such as Mullerian inhibiting substance (MIS) and activin A also regulate IRF-1 expression. MIS induced IRF-1 expression in the mammary glands of mice in vivo and in breast cancer cells in vitro and stimulation of IRF-1 by MIS was dependent on(More)
BTG2, a p53-inducible antiproliferative gene, is stimulated in breast cancer cells by activation of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappaB). In rat mammary glands, BTG2 is expressed in epithelial cells and levels decreased during pregnancy and lactation but recovered during involution. Estrogen and progestin suppress BTG2 expression, suggesting that these(More)
Mullerian-inhibiting substance (MIS) is a member of the transforming growth factor beta superfamily, a class of molecules that regulates growth, differentiation, and apoptosis in many cells. MIS type II receptor in the Mullerian duct is temporally and spatially regulated during development and becomes restricted to the most caudal ends that fuse to form the(More)
The American College of Medical Toxicology established the Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC) Case Registry in 2010. The Registry contains all medical toxicology consultations performed at participating sites. The Registry has continued to grow since its inception, and as of December 31, 2015, contains 43,099 cases. This is the sixth annual report(More)
Activin, a member of the TGFbeta superfamily, is expressed in the prostate and inhibits growth. We demonstrate that the effects of activin and androgen on regulation of prostate cancer cell growth are mutually antagonistic. In the absence of androgen, activin induced apoptosis in the androgen-dependent human prostate cancer cell line LNCaP, an effect(More)
The MIS type II receptor is expressed at high levels in the Mullerian duct and in Sertoli cells and granulosa cells of the embryonic and adult gonads. The presence of MIS type II and type I receptors in tissues and cell lines derived from breast and prostate suggests that the prostate and mammary glands may be additional targets for MIS action. In both(More)
Organophosphate (OP) pesticide poisoning is a global health problem with over 250,000 deaths per year. OPs affect neuronal signaling through acetylcholine (Ach) neurotransmission via inhibition of acetylcholinesterase (AChE), leading to accumulation of Ach at the synaptic cleft and excessive stimulation at post-synaptic receptors. Mortality due to OP agents(More)
Mullerian-inhibiting substance (MIS) is a member of the transforming growth factor superfamily, a class of molecules that regulates growth, differentiation, and apoptosis in many cells. MIS type II receptor in the Mullerian duct is temporally and spatially regulated during development and becomes restricted to the most caudal ends that fuse to form the(More)
Mullerian inhibiting substance (MIS) inhibits breast cancer cell growth in vitro. To extend the use of MIS to treat breast cancer, it is essential to test the responsiveness of mammary tumor growth to MIS in vivo. Mammary tumors arising in the C3(1) T antigen mouse model expressed the MIS type II receptor, and MIS in vitro inhibited the growth of cells(More)
Colonoscopy is generally a safe and effective means to detect, diagnose, and treat colonic abnormalities. Although the overall complication rate is low, the morbidity and mortality following perforation approach 50%. Here we present a case of a 49-year-old woman undergoing routine colonoscopy when she suffered bowel perforation and tension pneumoperitoneum.(More)