Kristina Lundgren

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MDM2 is a cellular protein that binds to and inactivates the p53 tumor suppressor protein. Although mdm2 has been shown to function as an oncogene in vitro, all studies to date have assessed MDM2 activities in the presence of p53, implicating p53 inactivation in MDM2-directed transformation. To determine the role of MDM2 in the cell cycle and in(More)
Glucagon, the pancreatic hormone secreted in response to hypoglycemia, is a key regulator of hepatic glucose production. Since the number of specific glucagon receptors expressed on the cell surface affects the sensitivity of the liver to glucagon, we have examined the regulation of glucagon receptor mRNA levels in cultured primary rat hepatocytes. By(More)
The frequency of sister-chromatid exchanges was analyzed in maternal and cord blood lymphocytes obtained at delivery from 23 nonsmokers and 21 smokers. Lymphocytes were cultured under 3 conditions: in the presence of 100 microM 5-bromo-2-deoxyuridine (BUdR), 20 microM BUdR and 20 microM BUdR with 40 microM alpha-naphthoflavone (ANF). Under all assay(More)
Expression of a beta-lactoglobulin (BLG)/mdm2 transgene (BLGmdm2) in the epithelial cells of the mouse mammary gland causes an uncoupling of S phase from M phase, resulting in polyploidy and tumor formation. The cell cycle defects are independent of interactions with p53. Because MDM2 also binds and activates the S phase-specific transcription factor E2F1,(More)
Peripheral lymphocytes from Taiwanese women (n = 35) exposed to polychlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons and from matched controls (n = 24) were assessed for the levels of sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs) after a 72-hour incubation of whole blood in the presence or absence of alpha-naphthoflavone (ANF) and for chromosome aberrations after 48 hours of(More)
Previous studies in our laboratory had demonstrated that addition of alpha-naphthoflavone (ANF) to lymphocytes from smokers or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)s-exposed individuals caused an increase in sister chromatid exchange (SCE) frequency whereas lymphocytes from controls were relatively unaffected. In order to investigate the mechanism responsible,(More)
Recent reports have shown that alpha-naphthoflavone (alpha-NF) in vivo enhances the sister chromatid exchange (SCE) frequency in lymphocytes from human populations exposed to cigarette smoke or polychlorinated biphenyls and dibenzofurans. In this study, female Sprague-Dawley rats (9-11 weeks old) were administered a single oral dose of(More)
Recent studies have shown that diethylstilbestrol (DES) induces sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs) in lymphocytes from pregnant and premenopausal women but has only a slight effect on lymphocytes from post-menopausal women or men. In this study blood specimens from premenopausal women were used to define the role of different metabolic pathways on(More)