Cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 is expressed in hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) and HCC cell lines. COX-2 inhibition strongly suppresses growth of HCC cells in vitro by inducing apoptosis and reducing proliferation. Here, we evaluate the in vivo effects and mechanism of COX-2 inhibition of human HCC cell line derived xenotransplanted tumors in nude mice. Firstly,… (More)
SUMMARY LINKDATAGEN is a perl tool that generates linkage mapping input files for five different linkage mapping tools using data from all 11 HAPMAP Phase III populations. It provides rudimentary error checks and is easily amended for personal linkage mapping preferences. AVAILABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION LINKDATAGEN is available from… (More)
HYPOTHESIS Androgen excess carries varied clinical manifestations in women. Although testosterone and dehydroepiandrostendionesulfate (DHEAS) determination is considered useful in diagnostic workup, there is no laboratory definition that sufficiently describes androgen excess. DESIGN We studied 464 hirsute women with a Ferriman and Gallwey score of at… (More)
We present two Web interfaces that generate genetic maps for given sets of human or mouse microsatellite markers. The genetic maps are generated from available databases using linear interpolation of physical map distances to infer genetic map positions for missing markers in these databases.