Ross B. Mikkelsen

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EGFR and ErbB2 are two members of the ErbB family of receptor Tyr Kinases identified as therapeutic targets for treating carcinomas. Breast carcinoma cells express different complements and variable proportions of ErbB receptor Tyr kinases, which activate unique and redundant signaling cascades that are essential for cell survival. Previously it was shown(More)
Increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary behavior are associated with a higher quality of life and lower mortality rates for cancer survivors, a growing population group. Studies detailing the behavior of cancer survivors are limited. Therefore, we investigated physical activity and sedentary behavior of cancer survivors using data from the(More)
The effects of temperature in the fever range (37-42 degrees) on the membrane potentials of normal and simian virus 40-transformed hamster lymphocytes were analyzed. The transmembrane distributions of radiolabeled triphenylmethylphosphonium and thiocyanate were measured, and they provide upper and lower limits for the normal cell membrane potential at 37(More)
The calcium content and transport processes of Plasmodium chabaudi-infected rat erythrocytes were analyzed by atomic absorption spectroscopy and 45Ca2+ flux measurements. Infected erythrocytes, after fractionation on metrizamide gradients according to stage of parasite development, exhibited progressively increasing levels of Ca2+ with schizont and(More)
This study tests whether the nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor, N(G)-nitro-L-arginine (L-NNA), combines favorably with ionizing radiation (IR) in controlling squamous carcinoma tumor growth. Animals bearing FaDu and A431 xenografts were treated with L-NNA in the drinking water. IR exposure was 10 Gy for tumor growth and survival studies and 4 Gy for ex(More)
A study was undertaken using differential centrifugation methods to isolate from rabbit cerebral arteries the subcellular microsomal protein fractions capable of actively sequestering Ca++. One isolated protein fraction displayed a relatively large adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-dependent Ca++-accumulating capacity that was completely inhibited by NaN3, and(More)
Neutrophil chemotaxis, phagocytosis, and oxygen-dependent microbicidal activity are initiated by interactions of stimuli with the plasma membrane. However, difficulties in neutrophil plasma membrane isolation have precluded studies on the precise structure or function of this cellular component. In this paper, a method is described for the isolation of(More)
The membrane potential (Em) of normal and Plasmodium chabaudi-infected rat erythrocytes was determined from the transmembrane distributions of the lipophilic anion, thiocyanate (SCN), and cation, triphenylmethylphosphonium (TPMP). The SCN- and TPMP-measured Em of normal erythrocytes are -6.5 +/- 3 mV and -10 +/- 4 mV, respectively. The TPMP-measured Em of(More)
BACKGROUND Human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the sixth most malignant cancer worldwide. Despite significant advances in the delivery of treatment and surgical reconstruction, there is no significant improvement of mortality rates for this disease in the past decades. Radiotherapy is the core component of the clinical combinational(More)
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