Sally L. Bond

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Invasion of the uterus by first trimester human placental extravillous trophoblast (EVT) cells depends on mechanisms shared by malignant cells. However, unlike tumor invasion, trophoblast invasion of the uterus is stringently controlled in situ by local molecules such as transforming growth factor (TGF)beta. Since EVT cells possess active(More)
Poor gap junctional intercellular communication (GJIC) has been associated with uncontrolled cell growth and neoplasia. We have successfully propagated normal first trimester invasive extravillous trophoblast (EVT) cells, and have produced premalignant EVT lines after SV40 Tag transformation: RSVT-2 is an uncloned line that is long-lived; RSVT2/C is a(More)
Astrocytes are characterized by extensive gap junctional intercellular communication (GJIC) mediated primarily by channels composed of connexin43. In contrast, C6 glioma cells are deficient in connexin expression and gap junctional communication. Transfection of these glioma cells with connexin cDNAs results in changes in cellular phenotype following(More)
C6 glioma cells do not express the gap junction protein connexin32 or its corresponding mRNA. Very low levels of connexin43 protein and mRNA, as well as weak intercellular coupling, have been detected. Studies investigating the role of gap junctions in cell proliferation and tumorigenesis have shown that C6 cells transfected with connexin43 have increased(More)
The genotype-dependent response of mice to ethanol has been well documented. Cytosolic acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH-2) increases in some strains while decreasing in others with ethanol treatment. Further work suggests that the mRNA for ALDH-2 (Ahd-2 mRNA) levels are altered following ethanol feeding in a strain-dependent fashion. This report identifies(More)
Mice (Mus musculus) from three genetic strains with variable responses to ethanol challenge (BALB/c, C57BL/6J and 129/ReJ) were used to evaluate the effect of ethanol feeding on hepatic mRNA specific to the two primary enzymes of ethanol metabolism; alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH; E.C. and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH; E.C. Adh-1 (ADH) and(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to determine the delay between the onset of symptoms and arrival in the coronary care unit of patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction, and the relative contribution to the total delay of patient delay, method of referral (self referral or general practitioner referral) and delay in the hospital before(More)
We studied mice from five strains (BALB/c, C3H/HeSnJ, C57BL/6J, Csb and 129/ReJ) at two ages (young, 10 +/- 1 weeks; and old, 67 +/- 3 weeks) for the induction of sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs) in vivo by methyl nitrosourea (MNU). The SCE frequency is genotype-specific. The F1 phenotype resembles the 'low' responding parent. SCE induction is(More)
We studied mice from five genetic strains at two ages (young, 10 +/- 0.49 weeks; old, 74.4 +/- 14 weeks) for the induction of unscheduled DNA synthesis (UDS) in bone marrow cells following in vivo challenge by a known mutagen and carcinogen: methyl nitrosourea (MNU). The data, in the form of mean silver grains/cell and the percentage of cells in UDS, were(More)