Richard Dobson

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Cyclooxygenase-2 and prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) levels are increased in colorectal cancers and a subset of adenomas. PGE(2) signaling through the EP4 receptor has previously been associated with colorectal tumorigenesis. However, changes in EP4 expression during adenoma to carcinoma progression have not been investigated, neither has whether levels of EP4(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) is upregulated in most colorectal cancers and is responsible for metabolism of the endogenous cannabinoid, anandamide, into prostaglandin-ethanolamides (PG-EAs). The aims of this study were to determine whether anandamide and PG-EAs induce cell death in colorectal carcinoma (CRC) cells, and whether high levels of(More)
The nonaqueous-phase liquid (NAPL)-water interfacial area is an important parameter which influences the rate of NAPL dissolution in porous media. The aim of this study was to generate a set of baseline data for specific interfacial area for a two-phase-entrapped NAPL-water system in well-characterized porous media and subsequently use these data to(More)
Background and aims: Cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) is upregulated in most colorectal cancers and is responsible for metabolism of the endogenous cannabinoid, anandamide, into prostaglandinethanolamides (PG-EAs). The aims of this study were to determine whether anandamide and PG-EAs induce cell death in colorectal carcinoma (CRC) cells, and whether high levels of(More)
Light nonaqueous-phase liquids (LNAPLs) such as gasoline and diesel fuel are among the most common causes of soil and groundwater contamination. Dissolution and subsequent advective transport of LNAPL components can negatively impact water supplies, while biodegradation is thought to be an important sink for this class of contaminants. We present a(More)
Bioremediation has achieved acceptance as a cost-effective technique for the remediation of soils and groundwater contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons (PHC). A range of laboratory techniques to assess the biodegradability and bioavailability of PHCs are presented. Biodegradability and bioavailability are important determinants of the bioremediation(More)