The GI-101 human breast tumour xenograft line is unique in that it spontaneously metastasizes to the lungs of athymic murine hosts from subcutaneous trochar implants. Both tumour and lung metastases are positive for normal human breast tissue markers. GI-101 also is positive for the p53 antigen but negative for the c-erbB-2 oncogene.
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) has the unique property of inducing regression of pre-established murine atherosclerosis. Understanding the mechanism(s) involved may help identify endogenous pathways that reverse human atherosclerosis. Here, we provide evidence that CLA inhibits foam cell formation via regulation of the nuclear receptor coactivator,… (More)