Sandra C Austin

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BACKGROUND Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) is the major product of Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in colorectal cancer (CRC). We aimed to assess PGE2 cell surface receptors (EP 1-4) to examine the mechanisms by which PGE2 regulates tumour progression. METHODS Gene expression studies were performed by quantitative RT-PCR. Cell cycle was analysed by flow cytometry with(More)
Thromboxane (Tx) A2 is a vasoconstrictor and platelet agonist. Aspirin affords cardioprotection through inhibition of TxA2 formation by platelet cyclooxygenase (COX-1). Prostacyclin (PGI2) is a vasodilator that inhibits platelet function. Here we show that injury-induced vascular proliferation and platelet activation are enhanced in mice that are(More)
BACKGROUND Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is over-expressed in colorectal cancer (CRC), rendering tumour cells resistant to apoptosis. Selective COX-2 inhibition is effective in CRC prevention, although having adverse cardiovascular effects, thus focus has shifted to downstream pathways. METHODS Microarray experiments identified genes regulated by COX-2 in HCA7(More)
The gene expression of a new group of tumour antigens known as cancer/testis (CT) antigens is now well-recognized in some solid tumours. However, their expression in haematological malignancies remained unclear. In this study, we have used reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and Southern blot analysis to examine the presence of transcripts for(More)
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