Medical Journal Articles from 1969 to 1998 Documenting

The Use of Human Foreskins in Medical,
Pharmaceutical, and Other Commercial Enterprises

A universal MEDLINE search on 25 April 1998 using the key words "Foreskin Fibroblasts" (the term used for harvested foreskins after they are processed for sale) yielded 471 articles. The articles with "human foreskin fibroblasts" in their titles are listed below.

PGE1 but not PGI2 desensitizes the PGI2 receptor-adenylate cyclase complex in human foreskin fibroblasts. Gorman-RR; Hopkins-NK. Adv-Prostaglandin-Thromboxane-Res. 1980; 8: 1717-21.

Agonist-specific desensitization of PGI2-stimulated cyclic AMP accumulation by PGE1 in human foreskin fibroblasts. Gorman-RR; Hopkins-NK. Prostaglandins. 1980 Jan; 19(1): 2-16.

Inhibition of androgen binding in human foreskin fibroblasts by antiandrogens. Brown-TR; Rothwell-SW; Sultan-C; Migeon-CJ. Steroids. 1981 Jun; 37(6): 635-48.

Growth of human foreskin fibroblasts in a serum-free, defined medium without platelet-derived growth factor. Weinstein-R; Hoover-GA; Majure-J; van-der-Spek-J; Stemerman-MB; Maciag-T. J-Cell-Physiol. 1982 Jan; 110(1): 23-8.

Characterization of steroid binding specificity of the androgen receptor in human foreskin fibroblasts. Cunningham-GR; Lobl-TJ; Cockrell-C; Shao-TC; Tindall-DJ. Steroids. 1983 May; 41(5): 617-26.

Inhibition of androgen metabolism and binding by a liposterolic extract of "Serenoa repens B" in human foreskin fibroblasts. Sultan-C; Terraza-A; Devillier-C; Carilla-E; Briley-M; Loire-C; Descomps-B. J-Steroid-Biochem. 1984 Jan; 20(1): 515-9.

Preferential binding of benzo[a]pyrene diol epoxide to the linker DNA of human foreskin fibroblasts in S phase in the presence of benzamide. Kurian-P; Jeffrey-AM; Milo-GE. Proc-Natl-Acad-Sci-U-S-A. 1985 May; 82(9): 2769-73.

Cryptic urokinase binding sites on human foreskin fibroblasts. Bajpai-A; Baker-JB. Biochem-Biophys-Res-Commun. 1985 Dec 17; 133(2): 475-82.

Intracellular modification of 125I-labeled epidermal growth factor by normal human foreskin fibroblasts. Schaudies-RP; Savage-CR Jr. Endocrinology. 1986 Feb; 118(2): 875-82.

Specific BPDE I modification of replicating and parental DNA from early S phase human foreskin fibroblasts. Ribovich-ML; Kurian-P; Milo-GE. Carcinogenesis. 1986 May; 7(5): 737-44.

The influence of 4-hydroxy-4-androstene-3,17-dione on androgen metabolism and action in cultured human foreskin fibroblasts. Hsiang-YH; Berkovitz-GD; Brown-TR; Migeon-CJ; Brodie-AM. J-Steroid-Biochem. 1987 Jan; 26(1): 131-5.

Growth control of human foreskin fibroblasts and inhibition of extracellular sialidase activity by 2-deoxy-2,3-dehydro-N-acetylneuraminic acid. Usuki-S; Hoops-P; Sweeley-CC. J-Biol-Chem. 1988 Aug 5; 263(22): 10595-9.

Cultured human foreskin fibroblasts produce a factor that stimulates their growth with properties similar to basic fibroblast growth factor. Story-MT. In-Vitro-Cell-Dev-Biol. 1989 May; 25(5): 402-8.

Epidermal growth factor stimulates phosphatidylinositol turnover in human foreskin fibroblasts without activation of protein kinase C. Thompson-DM; Thomas-C; Kinsey-G. J-Cell-Biochem. 1989 Dec; 41(4): 201-5.

Quantitative evaluation of the effects of human carcinogens and related chemicals on human foreskin fibroblasts. Kurian-P; Nesnow-S; Milo-GE. Cell-Biol-Toxicol. 1990 Apr; 6(2): 171-84.

Laminin on Toxoplasma gondii mediates parasite binding to the beta 1 integrin receptor alpha 6 beta 1 on human foreskin fibroblasts and Chinese hamster ovary cells. Furtado-GC; Cao-Y; Joiner-KA. Infect-Immun. 1992 Nov; 60(11): 4925-31.

Avian sarcoma virus RNA synthesis, RNA splicing and virus production in human foreskin fibroblasts: effect of co-infection with human cytomegalovirus. Knight-JB; Stinski-MF; Stoltzfus-CM. J-Gen-Virol. 1993 Dec; 74 (Pt 12): 2629-36.

Subcellular localization of annexins in human foreskin fibroblasts. Barwise-JL; Walker-JH. Biochem-Soc-Trans. 1995 Feb; 23(1): 35S.

Annexins II, IV, V and VI relocate in response to rises in intracellular calcium in human foreskin fibroblasts. Barwise-JL; Walker-JH. J-Cell-Sci. 1996 Jan; 109 ( Pt 1): 247-55.

Bradykinin induces tyrosine phosphorylation in human foreskin fibroblasts and 293 cells transfected with rat B2 kinin receptor. Tippmer-S; Bossenmaier-B; Haring-H. Eur-J-Biochem. 1996 Mar 15; 236(3): 953-9.

Haemophilus ducreyi hemolysin acts as a contact cytotoxin and damages human foreskin fibroblasts in cell culture. Alfa-MJ; DeGagne-P; Totten-PA. Infect-Immun. 1996 Jun; 64(6): 2349-52.

An isogenic haemolysin-deficient mutant of Haemophilus ducreyi lacks the ability to produce cytopathic effects on human foreskin fibroblasts. Palmer-KL; Goldman-WE; Munson-RS Jr. Mol-Microbiol. 1996 Jul; 21(1): 13-9.

Subcellular localization of annexin V in human foreskin fibroblasts: nuclear localization depends on growth state. Barwise-JL; Walker-JH. FEBS-Lett. 1996 Sep 30; 394(2): 213-6.

Attachment of Haemophilus ducreyi to human foreskin fibroblasts involves LOS and fibronectin. Alfa-MJ; DeGagne-P. Microb-Pathog. 1997 Jan; 22(1): 39-46.

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