Lucie Dostal

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BACKGROUND Recently, several genome-wide association studies have identified various genetic susceptibility loci for breast cancer. Relatively little is known about the possible interactions between these loci and the established risk factors for breast cancer. METHODS To assess interactions between single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and established(More)
Fertility and reproduction studies were conducted in rats with the 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor, atorvastatin. Male rats received vehicle (0.5% methylcellulose) or atorvastatin at 20, 100, or 175 mg/kg by oral gavage for 11 weeks prior to mating with untreated females; treatment continued throughout mating and until(More)
Common polymorphisms in the N-acetyltransferase 2 gene (NAT2) modify the association between cigarette smoking and bladder cancer and have been hypothesized to determine whether active cigarette smoking increases breast cancer risk. The authors sought to replicate the latter hypothesis in a prospective analysis of 6,900 breast cancer cases and 9,903 matched(More)
The mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) signal transduction pathway integrates various signals, regulating ribosome biogenesis and protein synthesis as a function of available energy and amino acids, and assuring an appropriate coupling of cellular proliferation with increases in cell size. In addition, recent evidence has pointed to an interplay between(More)
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