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Alkaline Phosphatase and Tumour Inhibition

Naturevolume 162pages338339 (1948) | Download Citation



IN the course of bioassays of extracts of normal male urine1,2 for tumour-inhibiting properties, we have investigated their effect on alkaline phosphatase present in certain tumours by Gomori‘s histological technique. Similar examinations were carried out using other tumour-inhibitory substances, namely, stilbæstrol3 and colchicine4,5.

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    Thompson, J. H., Holt, P. F., Forbes Jones, R., Haydu, N., and Kennedy, G. Y., Med. Press, 205, 1 (1941).

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    Williams, J. L., and Walters, C. L., Nature, 159, 503 (1947).

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    Amoroso, C. E., Nature, 135, 266 (1935).

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    Ludford, R. J., J. Nat. Cancer Inst., 6, 89 (1945).

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  1. Department of Pathology, Hosa Research Laboratories, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middx

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