Research Paper

Clinical Cancer Research: Gene Expression Profiling Reveals Potential Biomarkers of Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma

February 1, 2007

Hu-Liang Jia, Qing-Hai Ye, Lun-Xiu Qin, Anuradha Budhu, Marshonna Forgues, Yidong Chen, Yin-Kun Liu, Hui-Chuan Sun, Lu Wang, Hong-Zhou Lu, Fang Shen, Zhao-You Tang and Xin Wei Wang Abstract Purpose: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), common cancer worldwide, has a dismal outcome partly due to the poor identification of early-stage HCC. Currently, one-third of HCC patients present with low serum α-fetoprotein (AFP) levels, the only clinically available diagnostic marker for HCC. The aim of this study was to identify new diagnostic molecular markers […]

Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment: Wnt-1 is Dominant over Neu in Specifying Mammary Tumor Expression Profiles

December 1, 2006

Shixia Huang, PhD*, Katrina Podsypanina, PhD, Yidong Chen, PhD,  Weiyan Cai, Anna Tsimelzon, PhD, Susan Hilsenbeck, PhD, Yi Li, PhD Abstract Wnt-1 and Neu collaborate to induce mammary tumors in bitransgenic mice carrying both MMTV-Wnt-1 and MMTV-Neu. In this report, gene expression profiles were determined for tumors from these bitransgenic mice and compared with expression profiles of tumors from mice singly transgenic for MMTV-Wnt-1 or MMTV-Neu. While very different from tumors arising […]

Nature Methods: Sensitive and specific method for detecting G protein–coupled receptor mRNAs

November 19, 2006

Arne Hansen, Yidong Chen, Jason M Inman, Quang N Phan, Zhi-Qing Qi, Charlie C Xiang, Miklos Palkovits, Natasha Cherman, Sergei A Kuznetsov, Pamela G Robey, Eva Mezey & Michael J Brownstein Abstract G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) mediate the effects of extracellular signaling molecules in all the body’s cells. These receptors are encoded by scarce mRNAs; therefore, detecting their transcripts with conventional microarrays is difficult. We present a […]

The American Journal of Pathology: A Novel Role of Myosin VI in Human Prostate Cancer

November 1, 2006

Thomas A.Dunn*, Shenglin Chen*, Dennis A.Faith†, Jessica L.Hicks† Elizabeth A.Platz*‡,  Yidong  Chen§, Charles M.Ewing*, Jurga Sauvageot*, William B.Isaacs*†, Angelo M.De Marzo*†, Jun, Luo* Myosin VI is an actin motor that moves to the minus end of the polarized actin filament, a direction opposite to all other characterized myosins. Using expression microarrays, we identified myosin VI as one of the top […]

Cancer Cell: Prediction of venous metastases, recurrence, and prognosis in hepatocellular carcinoma based on a unique immune response signature of the liver microenvironment

August 1, 2006

Author links open overlay panelAnuradha Budhu1, Marshonna Forgues1, Qing-HaiYe2, Hu-Liang Jia12, Ping He3, Krista A.Zanetti4, Udai S.Kammula5, Yidong Chen6, Lun-XiuQin2, Zhao-YouTang2, Xin WeiWang1 Summary Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an aggressive malignancy mainly due to metastases or postsurgical recurrence. We postulate that metastases are influenced by liver microenvironment. Here, we show that a unique inflammation/immune response-related signature is […]

Fertility and Sterility: Identification of molecular markers for endometriosis in blood lymphocytes by using deoxyribonucleic acid microarrays

June 1, 2006

Idhaliz FloresPhDa  Elizabeth RiveraM.Ed.a  Spyro MoussesPhDb  Yidong ChenPhDc  Ester RozenblumPhDd   Objective To identify molecular biomarkers for endometriosis in peripheral blood lymphocytes by using DNA microarrays. Design Case-control. Setting Multicenter academic research programs. Patient(s) Premenopausal women with or without endometriosis, determined by obstetrics and gynecology specialists during surgery. Microarray analysis included six endometriosis patients and five controls; 15 endometriosis patients and 15 controls were analyzed […]

Molecular Human Reproduction: Gene expression profiling of human placentas from preeclamptic and normotensive pregnancies

March 23, 2006

S.R. Hansson, Y. Chen, J. Brodszki, M. Chen, E. Hernandez-Andrade, J.M. Inman, O.A. Kozhich, I. Larsson, K. Marsál, P. Medstrand, C.C. Xiang, M.J. Brownstein Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate patterns of gene expression in placental samples from patients with preeclampsia (PE), persistent bilateral uterine artery notching (without PE), and normal controls. This study included placental tissue from nine women with PE, […]

Oncogene: Transcriptional responses to ionizing radiation reveal that p53R2 protects against radiation-induced mutagenesis in human lymphoblastoid cells

November 13, 2005

M-H Tsai, X Chen, G V R Chandramouli, Y Chen, H Yan, S Zhao, P Keng, H L Liber, C N Coleman, J B Mitchell & E Y Chuang Abstract The p53 protein has been implicated in multiple cellular responses related to DNA damage. Alterations in any of these cellular responses could be related to increased genomic instability. Our previous study has shown that mutations in […]

DNA Repair: p21 controls patterning but not homologous recombination in RPE development

August 15, 2005

Author links open overlay panelA.J.R.Bishopa  B.Kosarasb M.C.Hollanderc A.FornaceJr.c R.L.Sidmanb R.H.Schiestld Abstract p21/WAF1/CIP1/MDA6 is a key cell cycle regulator. Cell cycle regulation is an important part of development, differentiation, DNA repair, and apoptosis. Following DNA damage, p53 dependent expression of p21 results in a rapid cell cycle arrest. p21 also appears to be important for the […]