S. Jones-Blackett

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Human colorectal cancer tissue and matched uninvolved mucosa from 21 patients were examined by radioligand displacement for the presence of binding sites for bombesin-like peptides. Five cancers, but no uninvolved mucosa, expressed high-affinity, low-capacity bombesin binding sites (Kd = 6.53 nM, Bmax = 58.6 fmol mg-1 protein) of the gastrin-releasing(More)
The bombesin-like peptides gastrin releasing peptide (GRP) and neuromedin B are found in the submucosal and myenteric plexuses of the human gastrointestinal tract. These peptides are potent mitogens to Swiss 3T3 fibroblasts and are important autocrine growth factors in human small cell lung cancer cells. We have recently described the presence of receptors(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with increased production of gastric mucosal reactive oxygen metabolites which have been implicated in mucosal damage and carcinogenesis. In vitro, neutrophils produce reactive oxygen metabolites following activation by H. pylori. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) inhibit neutrophil(More)
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