Alexis A. Kurmis

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Pyrrole-imidazole (Py-Im) polyamides are high affinity DNA-binding small molecules that can inhibit protein-DNA interactions. In VCaP cells, a human prostate cancer cell line overexpressing both AR and the TMPRSS2-ERG gene fusion, an androgen response element (ARE)-targeted Py-Im polyamide significantly downregulates AR driven gene expression. Polyamide(More)
The LREX' prostate cancer model is resistant to the antiandrogen enzalutamide via activation of an alternative nuclear hormone receptor, glucocorticoid receptor (GR), which has similar DNA-binding specificity to the androgen receptor (AR). Small molecules that target DNA to interfere with protein-DNA interactions may retain activity against(More)
Methods combining immunology and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) have been developed for the simultaneous detection, identification, and localization of proteinaceous binding media found in artworks. However, complex surface topographies and heterogeneous compositions of art samples represent significant challenges for the general optimization of(More)
OBJECTIVES Currently available synthetic void fillers are indicated for bony voids or gaps that are not intrinsic to the stability of the structure. Jax TCP (tricalcium phosphate) is an osteoconductive bioceramic fabricated into 4 mm granules with a unique interlocking form, promoting structural integrity while allowing bone ingrowth. The objective of this(More)
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