Mary K. Senterman

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Improvement of ovarian cancer patient outcome requires well-characterized animal models in which to evaluate novel therapeutics. Xenograft models are frequently used, but with little discussion of disease histology. The objectives of this study were to inject 11 ovarian cancer cell lines intraperitoneally (ip), and a subset intrabursally (ib; orthotopic),(More)
The inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) constitutes a family of highly conserved apoptosis suppressor proteins that were originally identified in baculoviruses. Although IAP homologs have recently been demonstrated to suppress apoptosis in mammalian cells, their expression and role in human ovarian epithelial cancer and chemotherapy resistance are(More)
This paper reviews the literature pertaining to the impact of preeclampsia not only on the mother but particularly on the children. The review points to the higher blood pressure in children born to preeclamptic mothers compared to controls, their increased tendency to suffer strokes, the reduction in their cognitive ability, and their vulnerability to(More)
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is thought to arise in part from the ovarian surface epithelium (OSE); however, the molecular events underlying this transformation are poorly understood. Germline mutations in the BRCA1 tumor suppressor gene result in a significantly increased risk of developing EOC and a large proportion of sporadic EOCs display some sort(More)
Although cisplatin derivatives are first line chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of ovarian epithelial cancer, chemoresistance is a major therapeutic problem. Although the cytotoxic effect of these agents are believed to be mediated through the induction of apoptosis, the role of the Fas/FasL system in chemoresistance in human ovarian epithelial(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the prognostic significance of pathologic tumour response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS Retrospective chart reviews were carried out from 1997 to 2005 to identify ovarian cancer cases treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Pathologic assessments of the extent of: tumour necrosis, fibrosis, macrophage infiltration, and tumour(More)
Epithelial ovarian cancer is thought to be derived from the ovarian surface epithelium (OSE) but often goes undetected in the early stages, and as a result, the factors that contribute to its initiation and progression remain poorly understood. Epidemiological studies have suggested that the female steroid hormones are involved in ovarian carcinogenesis and(More)
During pyrithiamine-induced thiamine deficiency (PTD), specific regions of the brain develop histological damage. The basis of this selective vulnerability is unknown but the mechanism may involve a glutamate-mediated excitotoxic process in affected structures, leading to alterations in membrane potential and disturbances in calcium homeostasis. In this(More)
The c-KIT protooncogene encodes a tyrosine kinase receptor, KIT, that is expressed in many normal and cancerous tissues. In this study, we have examined the expression of c-KIT and its ligand, stem cell factor (SCF), in human epithelial ovarian tumors, in normal ovaries and in cultured ovarian surface epithelium (OSE). Cultured cells, normal tissues and(More)
The confounding variables that can potentially lead to a misinterpretation of FTIR spectroscopy of exfoliated cervical cells is described. A detailed account of the spectral effects of the following variables in FTIR spectroscopic screening of exfoliated cervical cells is presented: polymorphs; Cell degradation; and impurities such as endocervical columnar(More)