Sarah M. Allen

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Apoptosis in keratinocytes is required for epidermal turnover, stratum corneum formation, and removal of ultraviolet-damaged premalignant cells. Its role in melanocyte homeostasis and transformation, on the other hand, has not been defined, although apoptosis resistance is a commonly recognized feature of melanoma. We examined the expression of apoptosis(More)
Induction of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in mice, by topical chemical [9,10-dimethylbenzanthracene (DMBA) and phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA)] application, is a multistep process involving papilloma formation and progression to carcinoma. We have generated a transgenic (Tg) mouse [keratin-14 (K14)-survivin] with skin expression of(More)
The mechanism by which a single mutant cell clonally expands is usually assumed to involve an additional mutation in a cell cycle regulatory gene. An alternative mechanism for driving clonal expansion is apoptosis, which might create vacant stem cell compartments that can be repopulated by mutant cells. This model predicts that in a mouse with reduced(More)
Induction of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in mice, by topical chemical [9,10-dimethylbenzanthracene (DMBA) and phorbol 12myristate 13-acetate (PMA)] application, is a multistep process involving papilloma formation and progression to carcinoma. We have generated a transgenic (Tg) mouse [keratin-14 (K14)-survivin] with skin expression of survivin,(More)
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