Shane Poole

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Forty-two patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were resected and their tumours were analysed for p53 mutations by GC-clamped denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE), single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) and gene sequencing. All the exons have been analysed in this study. Eight of 12 HCCs with cirrhosis due to viral hepatitis and the(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The E-cadherin-catenin complex plays a critical role in the maintenance of normal tissue architecture. Mutation of any of its components is believed to result in loss of cell-cell adhesion and contribute to neoplasia. The aim of this study was to examine the expression of E-cadherin and alpha-, beta-, and gamma-catenin in gastric carcinoma(More)
E-cadherin is a calcium-dependent cell-cell adhesion molecule expressed by melanocytes and responsible for their adhesion to keratinocytes in vitro. In this study, the expression of E-cadherin and its associated cytoplasmic proteins alpha-, beta-, and gamma-catenin was evaluated in melanocytic lesions by immunohistochemistry. E-cadherin expression was(More)
BACKGROUND Linear growth retardation is a frequent complication of inflammatory bowel disease in children. The precise mechanisms causing growth failure are not known. AIMS To determine the relative contribution of reduced calorie intake and inflammation to linear growth delay and to determine the effect of inflammation on the(More)
The case of a man with poorly controlled ulcerative colitis, who developed a cytoplasmic antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-positive systemic vasculitis, causing small bowel infarction is reported. Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies occur in 50-70% of patients with ulcerative colitis, but are usually of the perinuclear or atypical pattern; the(More)
Studies worldwide have demonstrated the occurrence of feminized male fish at sites impacted by human and animal wastes. A variety of chemicals could contribute to this phenomenon, but those receiving the greatest attention in terms of research and monitoring have been 17β-estradiol (β-E2) and 17α-ethinylestradiol, due both to their prevalence in the(More)
Inflation of the posterior and/or anterior swim bladder are processes previously demonstrated to be thyroid-hormone regulated. We investigated whether inhibition of deiodinases, which convert thyroxine (T4) to the more biologically-active form, 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine (T3), would impact swim bladder inflation. Two experiments were conducted using a model(More)
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