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Breast tumor kinase (BRK) is an intracellular tyrosine kinase expressed in differentiating epithelial cells of the gastrointestinal tract and skin, and in several epithelial cancers including carcinomas of the breast and colon. We examined expression of BRK and its mouse ortholog Src-related intestinal kinase (Sik) in prostate tissues and detected it in the(More)
Considerable animal and human data have indicated that selenium is effective in reducing the incidence of several different types of cancer, including that of the prostate. However, the mechanism by which selenium inhibits carcinogenesis remains unknown. One possibility is that dietary selenium influences the levels of selenium-containing proteins, or(More)
Clinical trials and laboratory-based studies indicate that the growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-I axis may affect the development of breast cancer. The purpose of the present investigation was to develop a genetic model of mammary cancer to test the hypothesis that downregulation of GH signaling can substantially retard mammary cancer progression.(More)
Recent epidemiological studies suggest that elevated serum titers of IGF-I, which are, to a large degree, regulated by GH, are associated with an increase in prostate cancer risk. The purpose of the current study was to develop the first animal models to directly test the hypothesis that a normal, functional GH/IGF-I axis is required for prostate cancer(More)
We asked whether down-regulation of GH signaling could block carcinogenesis in the Probasin/TAg rat, a model of aggressive prostate cancer. The Spontaneous Dwarf rat, which lacks GH due to a mutation (dr) in its GH gene, was crossed with the Probasin/TAg rat, which develops prostate carcinomas at 100% incidence by 15 wk of age. Progeny were heterozygous for(More)
A 47-year-old man with sickle cell anemia, chronic cor pulmonale, and congestive heart failure died following a short illness. A diagnosis of iron deficiency was established during life by usually accepted criteria including a low serum ferritin concentration. Autopsy showed no stainable iron in the bone marrow, liver, and the heart. Marked deposits of iron(More)
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