Mamie R McLean

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Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) may be metabolically activated to electrophiles, which bind to proteins and nucleic acids. One activation scheme involves the formation of reactive arene oxide intermediates during cytochrome P450-catalyzed hydroxylation. We propose a second activation pathway whereby PCB catechol and hydroquinone metabolites may be oxidized(More)
Mutants in the Drosophila crooked neck (crn) gene show an embryonic lethal phenotype with severe developmental defects. The unusual crn protein consists of sixteen tandem repeats of the 34 amino acid tetratricopeptide (TPR) protein recognition domain. Crn-like TPR elements are found in several RNA processing proteins, although it is unknown how the TPR(More)
Nine hundred and forty-eight patients with carcinoma in situ (CIS) of the cervix diagnosed histologically have been followed from five to 28 years. Among the 817 patients who had normal cytology follow-up, 12 (1.5%) developed invasive carcinoma. A second group of 131 patients continued to produce abnormal cytology consistent with cervical neoplasia, and 29(More)
Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) preparations are complete liver carcinogens in rodents and efficacious promoters in two-stage hepatocarcinogenesis. Cytochrome P450 isozymes catalyze the oxidation of PCBs to mono- and dihydroxy metabolites. The potential for further enzymatic or nonenzymatic oxidation of ortho- and para-dihydroxy PCB metabolites to(More)
The U1 snRNP functions to nucleate spliceosome assembly on newly transcribed pre-mRNA. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is unusual among eukaryotes in the greatly extended length of its U1 snRNA and the apparent increased polypeptide complexity of the corresponding U1 snRNP. In this paper, we report the identification of a novel U1 snRNP protein, Prp42p, with(More)
A correlated histopathologic and molecular virologic study of 30 cases of vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia Grade 3 (VIN 3) and six associated invasive vulvar carcinomas was performed. Paraffin sections were examined for human papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16, and 18 by in situ hybridization for viral transcripts and by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)(More)
Thirty six patients with carcinoma in situ of the vulva have been followed from two to 23 years. Among 31 patients managed by surgical excision, there were four recurrences of vulvar carcinoma in situ and one patient developed a vulvar carcinoma 17 years later. Four middle-aged and elderly women managed only by biopsy all progressed to invasive vulvar(More)
Previous work on the rat heart has demonstrated an age-related reduction in catecholamines and a decline in myocardial cell sensitivity to catecholamines in vitro. We used ultrastructural cytochemical techniques to label noradrenergic vesicles of the sympathetic nerve terminals of the rat heart atrium, and addressed the question of whether these deficits(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether lower chlorinated biphenyls would be bioactivated to electrophilic metabolites by microsomes alone or in combination with peroxidase. Monochloro- and dichlorobiphenyls were incubated with liver microsomes of rats treated with phenobarbital and beta-naphthoflavone, an NADPH-regenerating system, and(More)
Untreated cases of vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) III may progress to invasive vulvar carcinoma. Tissues from 29 New Zealand women with VIN III were examined for the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16 and 18 by in situ hybridization and polymerase chain reaction. HPV 16, the only HPV type detected in the lesions, was identified(More)