Date of Award

5-1-2008

Degree Type

Restricted Access Professional Report

Degree Name

Master of Science

Field of Study

Biotechnology

Department

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

First Advisor

Robert McClain

Second Advisor

Meharvan Singh

Third Advisor

Stan Hall

Abstract

Dutta, Mayurika, ‘Detection of androgen receptors by Flow Cytometry’. Internship Practicum report, Biotechnology, May 2008, 80 pp., 1 table, 18 figures. The use of androgen therapy is expanding given the documented potential benefits like increasing bone mineral density, muscle mass and strength. Androgen therapy also has potential risks including increasing the likelihood of prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease. So, we need a way to differentiate those who are likely to be benefitted by the therapy and those that are not. Data from Dr. Meharvan Singh’s lab has shown that activation of intracellular androgen receptors triggers cell survival pathways, while activation of the membrane androgen receptor suppresses cytoprotective pathways, and thus promotes cell death. We propose to develop a diagnostic kit that measures the relative ratio of intracellular androgen receptors and membrane androgen receptors, which is predicted to gauge relative risks or benefits associated with androgen therapy.

Comments

Dutta, Mayurika, ‘Detection of androgen receptors by Flow Cytometry’. Internship Practicum report, Biotechnology, May 2008, 80 pp., 1 table, 18 figures. W 4.8 D979D 2008

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