Malcolm B Hodgins

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The sensory organization of the cat rhinarium has been investigated. Individual rete pegs were found to contain a triad of receptors comprising free nerve endings ascending in the peg to terminate in close proximity to the skin surface, a basally situated layer of Merkel corpuscles, and an abundance of encapsulated receptors lying at the base and to one(More)
Cervical dysplasia is a premalignant lesion associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection which, over time, can turn cancerous. Previous studies have indicated that loss of gap junctions may be a feature of cervical cancer and premalignant dysplasia. Loss of the gap junction protein connexin43 has been demonstrated in dysplastic cervix, but other(More)
Oligonucleotide microarray analysis uniquely shows that several members of the connexin family of gap junction proteins are expressed by the epithelium during mouse mammary gland development. Connexin 26 (Cx26) is present throughout pregnancy and lactation, is then undetectable shortly after weaning, but reappears during involution. Additionally, Cx30 is(More)
Observations on hair follicles presented in this paper show that boundaries to junctional communication are formed between groups of cells following different pathways of differentiation. The patterns of junctional communication in the bulbs of rat vibrissa follicles and human hair follicles were studied by microinjection of the fluorescent tracer dye(More)
  • J Lander, M Hodgins, S Nazarali, J McTavish, J Ouellette, E Friesen
  • 1996
Although EMLA is known to be an effective topical anesthetic, its rate of success is unknown. Indeed, researchers have suggested that EMLA may fail with young and apprehensive children. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to assess EMLA's rate of success as well as factors which predict success. A double-blind, placebo-controlled design was(More)
A cross-sectional descriptive design was utilized to explore expected, experienced and recalled pain, and anxiety. Subjects were 138 children (5-17 yr) who were attending an outpatient laboratory for venipuncture. They reported state anxiety and expected visual analogue scale pain prior to having venipuncture. Following venipuncture, they reported sensory(More)
Human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) causes a range of cancers including cervical and head and neck cancers. HPV E6 oncoprotein binds the cell polarity regulator hDlg (human homologue of Drosophila Discs Large). Previously we showed in vitro, and now in vivo, that hDlg also binds Connexin 43 (Cx43), a major component of gap junctions that mediate(More)
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