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Articles by Jacqueline F. Donoghue in JoVE
A Simple Guide Screw Method for Intracranial Xenograft Studies in Mice
Jacqueline F. Donoghue1, Oliver Bogler2, Terrance G. Johns1
1Monash Institute of Medical Research, 2MD Anderson Cancer Centre, University of Texas
In order to evaluate novel therapeutic paradigms for the treatment of glioma, physiological relevant models are essential. We utilize an implantable guide screw procedure for establishment of intracranial xenograft models that is more rapid and safer than stereotactic approaches.
Other articles by Jacqueline F. Donoghue on PubMed
Human Reproduction (Oxford, England). Jun, 2007 | Pubmed ID: 17347164
Information about lymphatics and lymphangiogenesis in the human endometrium is limited. We investigated the distribution of endometrial lymphatic vessels during the normal menstrual cycle and in association with endometrial adenocarcinoma and investigated the expression of lymphangiogenic growth factors, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-C, VEGF-D and VEGF receptor-3 (VEGF-R3).
Reproductive Sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.). Feb, 2009 | Pubmed ID: 19001552
Angiogenesis, arteriogenesis or vessel maturation, and lymphangiogenesis comprise a continuum of vascular development, with overlap and interaction between the mechanisms by which they are controlled. These processes are of clinical interest because they play roles in endometrial repair, placental development, and in gynecological disorders including endometrial cancer, endometriosis and abnormal uterine bleeding. Using mouse models we have shown that estrogen can be either proangiogenic or antiangiogenic in endometrium. Progesterone alone is proangiogenic, although this can be moderated by pretreatment with estrogen. Arteriogenesis also increases in response to progesterone, and this effect is not inhibited by estrogen. Lymphatics account for 13% of all vessels in the human functionalis compared to 57% in the basalis. Many of the basalis lymphatic vessels are closely associated with spiral arterioles and this intimate connection may provide a mechanism for paracrine communication between the functionalis and the arteries supplying the endometrium.
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-D Over-expressing Tumor Cells Induce Differential Effects on Uterine Vasculature in a Mouse Model of Endometrial Cancer
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology : RB&E. 2010 | Pubmed ID: 20615255
It has been hypothesised that increased VEGF-D expression may be an independent prognostic factor for endometrial cancer progression and lymph node metastasis; however, the mechanism by which VEGF-D may promote disease progression in women with endometrial cancer has not been investigated. Our aim was to describe the distribution of lymphatic vessels in mouse uterus and to examine the effect of VEGF-D over-expression on these vessels in a model of endometrial cancer. We hypothesised that VEGF-D over-expression would stimulate growth of new lymphatic vessels into the endometrium, thereby contributing to cancer progression.