Alexander Larin

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Papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs) that invade into local structures are associated with a poor prognosis, but the mechanisms for PTC invasion are incompletely defined, limiting the development of new therapies. To characterize biological processes involved in PTC invasion, we analyzed the gene expression profiles of microscopically dissected intratumoral(More)
To test the hypothesis that herpes viruses may have a role in thyroid neoplasia, we analysed thyroid tissues from patients with benign (44) and malignant (65) lesions for HSV1 and HSV2 DNA. Confirmatory studies included direct sequencing, analysis of viral gene expression, and activation of viral-inducible signalling pathways. Expression of viral entry(More)
The BRAF(V600E) mutation is specific for thyroid papillary cancer (PTC) and correlates with PTCs invasiveness. This study investigated whether detection of BRAF(V600E) mutation can be performed on routinely stained FNABs. We also examined if establishment of the BRAF(V600E) mutation could help in identification of patients at higher risk for metastatic(More)
Context. There is limited data comparing results of fine needle aspiration biopsies (FNABs) to histological diagnosis in children. Design. FNABs were performed in 707 children and cytological results were compared to histology in 165 cases. The usefulness of immunostaining with anti-TPO monoclonal antibodies (MoAb47) on FNAB samples was examined in 54(More)
Serologic profiles were established using the indirect fluorescent antibody test in a longitudinal study of six villages in an interior area of El Salvador. Positive serologic responses as well as active cases found through the voluntary collaborator posts occurred primarily in adult males, suggesting that much of the malaria experience in the study area(More)
Chemiresistors (conductometric sensor) were fabricated on the basis of novel nanomaterials--silica nanosprings ALD coated with ZnO. The effects of high temperature and UV illumination on the electronic and gas sensing properties of chemiresistors are reported. For the thermally activated chemiresistors, a discrimination mechanism was developed and an(More)
Alexander Larin 1,2, Phillip C. Womble 1 and Vladimir Dobrokhotov 3,* 1 VAON LLC, KY, USA, 2200 Lapsley Lane, Bowling Green, KY 42103, USA; (A.L.); (P.C.W.) 2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA 3 Applied Physics Institute, Western Kentucky University,(More)
In this paper, we present a chemiresistive metal oxide (MOX) sensor for detection of hydrogen sulfide. Compared to the previous reports, the overall sensor performance was improved in multiple characteristics, including: sensitivity, selectivity, stability, activation time, response time, recovery time, and activation temperature. The superior sensor(More)
Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of thiols of L-cysteine, 6-mercaptohexanol, 4-mercaptobenzoic acid, DL-thioctic acid and 11-(1-pyrenyl)-1-undecathiol, which have been selected for their propensity to interact with vaporized explosives, have been attached from solution onto gold decorated ZnO-coated nanosprings. X-ray and ultraviolet photoelectron(More)
An application of spectral analysis to the transient response signals of ALD-fabricated conductometric sensors (chemiresistors) upon exposure to short vapor pulses is discussed. It is based on the representation of a response curve in the frequency domain, followed by the multi-dimensional Quadratic Discriminant Analysis (QDA) for analyte identification.(More)
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