Research Paper

BMC Genomics: Pathway Distiller – multisource biological pathway consolidation

October 26, 2012

Mark S Doderer, Zachry Anguiano, Uthra Suresh, Ravi Dashnamoorthy, Alexander JR Bishop & Yidong Chen  Abstract Background One method to understand and evaluate an experiment that produces a large set of genes, such as a gene expression microarray analysis, is to identify overrepresentation or enrichment for biological pathways. Because pathways are able to functionally describe the set of genes, much effort […]

BMC Genomics: Selected articles from the IEEE International Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics (GENSIPS’2011)

October 13, 2012

Ranadip Pal, Yufei Huang & Yidong Chen Introduction The 2011 IEEE International Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics (GENSIPS 2011) was organized in San Antonio, Texas from December 2-4th. GENSIPS’11 provided a forum for researchers in the signal processing community, other related computational experts, and biomedical scientists to exchange ideas and discuss signal processing challenges due to […]

Annals of Diagnostic Pathology: Isolated vaginal myeloid sarcoma in a 16-year-old girl

October 1, 2012

Maria Luisa C, Policarpio-NicolasMDa, Philip T.ValenteMDa , Gregory J.Aune MD, PhDb , Russell A.HigginsMDa Abstract Involvement of the female genital tract by myeloid sarcoma as the initial presentation is extremely uncommon, especially in the vagina. The lack of specific histologic features and the unusual location can be a diagnostic challenge to both the surgical pathologist and the […]

Texas Public Radio: Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute Awarded $250,000 Grant

September 25, 2012

Research at the UT Health Science Center Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute is vital for families with children who have cancer, and is getting a financial boost through a Hyundai Hope Grant.

Journal of Biological Chemistry: The transcription factor Wilms tumor 1 confers resistance in myeloid leukemia cells against the proapoptotic therapeutic agent TRAIL (tumor necrosis factor α-related apoptosis-inducing ligand) by regulating the antiapoptotic protein Bcl-xL

September 21, 2012

Hima Bansal 1, Theresea Seifert, Carlos Bachier, Manjeet Rao, Gail Tomlinson, Swaminathan Padmanabhan Iyer, Sanjay Bansal Abstract Tumor necrosis factor α-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is considered a promising cancer therapeutic agent due to its ability to induce apoptosis in a variety of cancer cells while sparing normal cells. However, many human tumors including acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are partially or completely resistant […]

Pediatric Blood & Cancer: Clinical, histologic, and genetic features of mesothelioma in a 7-year-old child

September 7, 2012

Aaron Sugalski 1, Mary Davis, Latha Prasannan, Victor Saldivar, Jaclyn Y Hung, Gail E Tomlinson Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a highly aggressive malignancy that is extremely rare in children. This case report documents a 7-year-old male without previous asbestos exposure with peritoneal MM that initially responded to chemotherapy with cisplatin and gemcitabine but ultimately metastasized to his chest. He was […]

Journal of Clinical Investigation: ZEB1 drives prometastatic actin cytoskeletal remodeling by downregulating miR-34a expression

August 1, 2012

Young-Ho Ahn,1 Don L. Gibbons,1,2 Deepavali Chakravarti,3 Chad J. Creighton,4 Zain H. Rizvi,1 Henry P. Adams,5 Alexander Pertsemlidis,6 Philip A. Gregory,7,8 Josephine A. Wright,7,8 Gregory J. Goodall,7,8,9 Elsa R. Flores,3 and Jonathan M. Kurie1 Abstract Metastatic cancer is extremely difficult to treat, and the presence of metastases greatly reduces a cancer patient’s likelihood of long-term survival. The ZEB1 transcriptional repressor promotes metastasis through downregulation of microRNAs (miRs) […]

Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention: A nonsynonymous polymorphism in IRS1 modifies risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers in BRCA1 and ovarian cancer in BRCA2 mutation carriers

August 1, 2012

Yuan C Ding 1, Lesley McGuffog, Sue Healey, Eitan Friedman, Yael Laitman, Shani- Paluch-Shimon, Bella Kaufman, SWE-BRCA; Annelie Liljegren, Annika Lindblom, Håkan Olsson, Ulf Kristoffersson, Marie Stenmark-Askmalm, Beatrice Melin, Susan M Domchek, Katherine L Nathanson, Timothy R Rebbeck, Anna Jakubowska, Jan Lubinski, Katarzyna Jaworska, Katarzyna Durda, Jacek Gronwald, Tomasz Huzarski, Cezary Cybulski, Tomasz Byrski, Ana Osorio, Teresa Ramóny Cajal, Alexandra V Stavropoulou, Javier Benítez, Ute Hamann, HEBON; Matti Rookus, Cora M Aalfs, Judith L de Lange, Hanne E J Meijers-Heijboer, Jan C Oosterwijk, Christi J van Asperen, Encarna B Gómez García, Nicoline Hoogerbrugge, Agnes Jager, Rob […]

DNA Repair Protocols: Identification of Genes Required for Damage Survival Using a Cell-Based RNAi Screen Against the Drosophila Genome

July 23, 2012

Abstract Exposure to DNA-damaging agents invokes biological responses necessary for damage recovery and cell survival. Despite the presence of intact DNA repair pathways, a lack of certain other biological pathways has been shown to sensitize cells to DNA-damaging agents’ exposure. It is likely that following DNA damage a complex interplay between DNA repair pathways and […]

PLOS One: Androgen-Responsive MicroRNAs in Mouse Sertoli Cells

July 20, 2012

Subbarayalu Panneerdoss, Yao-Fu Chang, Kalyan C. Buddavarapu, Hung-I Harry Chen, Gunapala Shetty, Huizhen Wang, Yidong Chen, T. Rajendra Kumar, Manjeet K. Rao  Abstract Although decades of research have established that androgen is essential for spermatogenesis, androgen’s mechanism of action remains elusive. This is in part because only a few androgen-responsive genes have been definitively identified in the testis. Here, we propose that […]