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The application of molecular biological tools to the study of cancer has significantly advanced the field of human cancer research. Such study has demonstrated the involvement of two classes of highly conserved cellular genes in the malignant transformation process: oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. Despite these advances in the molecular biology of(More)
Transforming growth factor a (TGF-a) is a pleuripotential cytokine with diverse biological effects, including the ability to influence the proliferation of normal cells or neoplastic epithelial cells. Eosinophils are a subset of granulocytes that normally enter the peripheral tissues, particularly those beneath gastrointestinal, respiratory, and urogenital(More)
Alteration in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) expression is frequently associated with malignant transformation of epithelial tissues, including oral mucosa. This study examines the mutations in the coding region of the human EGFR gene in normal and malignant human oral keratinocytes. To examine the intragenic mutations in the human EGFR gene, a(More)
Aberrant expression of TGF-alpha is associated with human malignant oral epithelium. Experiments were initiated to determine the cellular sources of transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF-alpha) in human oral cancer. Ten freshly resected human oral cancers and four specimens of normal human oral epithelium were studied by in situ hybridization and(More)
DNA hybridization arrays permit global gene expression profiling to be done in a single experiment. The evolution and challenges of DNA hybridization arrays are reflected in the variety of experimental platforms, probe composition, hybridization/signal detection methods, and bioinformatic interpretation. In tumor biology, DNA hybridization arrays are being(More)
Local anesthetics have been shown to have an effect on neurotransmission. In this study we examined the effect of a local anesthetic, etidocaine, on the uptake, efflux, and release of norepinephrine (NE) from central nerve terminals. The studies were performed on synaptosomes and vesicles prepared from rat brains. Etidocaine 10(-4) M inhibited synaptosomal(More)
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