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Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) has been shown to alter the migratory and proliferative activities of the vascular endothelial cells (EC) in response to serum and growth factors. The mechanism underlying the antiproliferative effect of ox-LDL on vascular EC has not been fully elucidated. In this report, we show that exposure of vascular EC to(More)
Dopamine acts directly on the pituitary to modulate gonadotrophin (GtH) secretion in goldfish (Carassius auratus). In the light of this important role for dopamine in the regulation of goldfish reproduction, this investigation was designed to evaluate the receptor specificity of this dopamine inhibition and to describe the use of domperidone, a specific(More)
Human low density lipoprotein (LDL) is prepared in the presence of antioxidants and is oxidized to different levels (measured by thiobarbituric acid reactive substance) with copper ion. The effects of unoxidized LDL and oxidized LDL (ox-LDL) on stress fiber formation, cell membrane ruffling, and pinocytosis (measured by [14C]sucrose uptake) in cultured(More)
Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I) is associated with autocrine and paracrine stimulation for cell growth and development of brain tumor cells. The function of IGF-I in the brain metastatic variant of human lung cancer cells is investigated. The cells used here were derived in vivo with intracarotid injection of human non-small cell lung carcinoma NCI-H226.(More)
The metastatic variants of human lung adenocarcinoma cell line DMS4C were established by selection in vivo. Lung, brain, spleen and liver metastatic tumors derived from intracarotid inoculation of athymic BALB/c mice were collected, and their corresponding variant cell lines established. The epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor expression of the parental(More)
Several vertebrate gonadotropin-releasing hormones (GnRH) and analogs were tested for activity in vivo in goldfish. Each peptide was administered intraperitoneally to goldfish, pretreated with pimozide or vehicle for pimozide, and changes in serum levels of gonadotropin were determined. Pimozide potentiates the activity of GnRH in vivo in goldfish by(More)
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