Winnifred Scott

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Although EGF receptor expression is generally elevated in human lung squamous carcinoma, the biological significance of this phenomenon and the role of EGF and TGF-alpha in this disease are poorly understood. We have investigated three human lung squamous carcinoma cell lines (NX002, CX140 and CX143) and have shown, using an antibody (EGFR1) directed(More)
About one-third of human breast cancers require hormones for their continued growth and endocrine ablation or anti-hormone therapy can cause regression of these tumours. As a consequence, ovariectomy in premenopausal women or administration of an anti-oestrogen (tamoxifen) in postmenopausal women represent major options for treatment of metastatic breast(More)
The expression of mRNA for the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor, EGF and transforming growth factor alpha (TGF-alpha) was determined in 76 malignant, six borderline and 15 benign primary ovarian tumours using the reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction and related to clinical and pathological parameters. Of the malignant tumours, 70% (53/76)(More)
In designing a posterior-stabilized total knee arthroplasty (TKA) it is preferable that when the cam engages the tibial spine the contact point of the cam move down the tibial spine. This provides greater stability in flexion by creating a greater jump distance and reduces the stress on the tibial spine. In order to eliminate edge loading of the femoral(More)
Growth inhibition observed following administration of an LHRH agonist to a clonal variant of the MCF-7 breast cancer cell line is accompanied by an accumulation of cells in the GO/Gi phase of the cell cycle. LHRH is a hypothalamic hormone which stimulates the release of gonadotrophins from the pituitary (Fraser & Baird, 1987). Recently, synthetic analogues(More)
The patello-femoral joint (PFJ) enhances our ability of knee flexion and extension and is assumed to have evolved through men's ability of having adopted a bipedal gait. This articulation between patella and femur is relatively complex and displays intricate biomechanical behaviour. Forces in the patello-femoral joint are a function of the quadriceps force,(More)
The pattern of TGF beta expression and in vitro response to TGF beta has been defined in three ovarian carcinoma cell lines (PEO1, PEO4 and PEO14). Marked differences in both mRNA expression and growth responses were detected between the cell lines. All expressed mRNA for TGF beta 3, PEO1 and PEO4 but not PEO14 expressed mRNA for TGF beta 1, whereas PEO14(More)
A hormonally defined medium was used to isolate a homogeneous epithelioid cell population from canine kidney. Monolayers of these cells form domes, an indication of active ion transport, and this process is inhibited by ouabain. This technique allows the isolation of primary cultures of renal epithelial cells, free of fibroblasts, for the characterization(More)