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Modulation of telomerase activity was investigated in the spontaneously immortalized SIK human epidermal cell line. Although these cells displayed low telomerase activity in early passage, similar to that in normal human epidermal cells, the activity was found to be markedly stimulated by cultivation in the presence of epidermal growth factor (EGF). This(More)
Alteration of gene expression by inorganic arsenic has been studied in cultured human keratinocytes derived from normal epidermis, a premalignant lesion and a malignant tumor. The purpose was to find whether these cells displayed common alterations in gene expression that might elucidate the mechanism of arsenic action. Global analysis of approximately 12(More)
Components of the circadian system, the suprachiasmatic nucleus and the intergeniculate leaflet receive serotonin input from the raphe nuclei. Manipulations of serotonin neurotransmission disrupt cellular, electrophysiological, and behavioural responses of the circadian system to light, suggesting that serotonin plays a modulatory role in photic regulation(More)
Cultured human epidermal cells were treated with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) in the presence or absence of epidermal growth factor (EGF). In both normal keratinocytes and a spontaneously immortalized keratinocyte (SIK) line, TCDD treatment in the absence of EGF induced a marked reduction in colony size and cell number, and it perturbed colony(More)
This work explores spontaneous immortalization in keratinocytes, derived from two skin samples, that display naturally elevated telomerase activity. Serially passaged with 3T3 feeder layer support, the keratinocytes were examined for colony-forming ability, telomerase activity, telomere length, and finally gene expression using Affymetrix DNA microarrays.(More)
Components of the circadian system, the suprachiasmatic nucleus and the intergeniculate leaflet receive serotonin input from the raphe nuclei. Manipulations of serotonin neurotransmission disrupt cellular, electrophysiological, and behavioural responses of the circadian system to light, suggesting that serotonin plays a modulatory role in photic regulation(More)
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