Stephen P Faux

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Parental smoking data have been reabstracted from the interview records of the Oxford Survey of Childhood Cancers (deaths from 1971 to 1976). Reported smoking habits for the parents of 2587 children who died with cancer were compared with similar information for the parents of 2587 healthy controls (matched pairs analysis). Maternal daily consumption of(More)
In recent years, it has become apparent that minerals can trigger alterations in gene expression by initiating signaling events upstream of gene transactivation. These cascades may be initiated at the cell surface after interaction of minerals with the plasma membrane either through receptorlike mechanisms or integrins. Alternatively, signaling pathways may(More)
Emphysema is characterized by enlargement of the distal airspaces in the lungs due to destruction of alveolar walls. Alveolar endothelial and epithelial cell apoptosis induced by cigarette smoke is thought to be a possible mechanism for this cell loss. In contrast, our studies show that cigarette smoke condensate (CSC) induces necrosis in alveolar(More)
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