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Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-HT) is a neurotransmitter that is involved in a wide range of behavioural and physiological processes. Previous work has indicated that serotonin is important in the regulation of the circadian clock, which is located in the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) of the hypothalamus. 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA or(More)
We have generated a novel model system for the study of estrogen intervention in normal breast tissue. Nulliparous human breast tissue was implanted into immunocompromised nude mice and treated with high-dose estrogen to simulate the effects of pregnancy. Treatment of mice with human mid-pregnancy levels of 17beta-estradiol for a period of 4 weeks was(More)
We have generated a novel model system for the study of estrogen intervention in normal breast tissue. Nulliparous human breast tissue was implanted into immunocompromised nude mice and treated with high-dose estrogen to simulate the effects of pregnancy. Treatment of mice with human mid-pregnancy levels of 17β-estradiol for a period of 4 weeks was followed(More)
Cleft palate is a common congenital disorder that affects up to 1 in 2500 live births and results in considerable morbidity to affected individuals and their families. The aetiology of cleft palate is complex with both genetic and environmental factors implicated. Mutations in the transcription factor p63 are one of the major individual causes of cleft(More)
In excess of 90% of patients with polycythaemia vera (PV) express a mutated form of Janus kinase 2 (JAK2), JAK2V617F. Such aberrant proteins offer great potential for the treatment of these diseases; however, inhibitors to JAK2 have had limited success in the clinic in terms of curing the disease. To understand the effects of this oncogene in haematopoietic(More)
The thrombopoietin receptor (MPL) has been shown to be mutated (MPL W515L) in myelofibrosis and thrombocytosis yet new approaches to treat this disorder are still required. We have previously shown that transcriptome and proteomic effects do not correlate well in oncogene-mediated leukemogenesis. We therefore investigated the effects of MPL W515L using(More)
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