Alicia Scheffer

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Despite considerable excitement over the potential functional significance of copy-number variants (CNVs), we still lack knowledge of the fine-scale architecture of the large majority of CNV regions in the human genome. In this study, we used a high-resolution array-based comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) platform that targeted known CNV regions of(More)
Array-based comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) measures copy-number variations at multiple loci simultaneously, providing an important tool for studying cancer and developmental disorders and for developing diagnostic and therapeutic targets. Arrays for CGH based on PCR products representing assemblies of BAC or cDNA clones typically require(More)
The discovery of copy number variation in healthy individuals is far from complete, and owing to the resolution of detection systems used, the majority of loci reported so far are relatively large ( approximately 65%>10 kb). Applying a two-stage high-resolution array comparative genomic hybridization approach to analyse 50 healthy Caucasian males from(More)
As part of a program to develop methods for verification of alleged exposure to sulfur mustard, we synthesized and characterized the adducts most likely formed by alkylation of DNA with sulfur mustard: N7-[2-[(2-hydroxyethyl)thio]ethyl]guanine (1), bis[2-(guanin-7-yl)ethyl] sulfide (2), N3-[2-[(2-hydroxyethyl)thio]ethyl]adenine (3), and(More)
The discovery of complex structural variations that exist within individual genomes has prompted a need to visualize chromosomes at a higher resolution than previously possible. To address this concern, we established a robust, high-resolution fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) method that utilizes probes derived from high complexity libraries of(More)
The thermal stability of plastocyanin (PC) was determined as a function of oxidation state of the copper center and the presence of oxidants, reductants, oxygen, and EDTA. It was found that the copper center and its ligands play a crucial role in maintaining the stability of PC. Thermal denaturation was monitored by using far-uv circular dichroism (CD)(More)
We describe the cytogenetic diagnosis using BAC- and oligonucleotide microarrays of a 16-year-old Laotian-American female, who first presented at 2 1/2 years of age with microcephaly, developmental retardation, and skeletal abnormalities of the upper limb including mild syndactyly of the second and third and the third and fourth fingers, short middle(More)
BACKGROUND The current focus on biomarker discovery is a result of an improved understanding of the biological basis for carcinogenesis and advances in technology. Biomarkers can aid in diagnosis, prognosis, treatment selection, and drug development. There is an urgent need for high-resolution tools that perform well using archived tissue for biomarker(More)
As part of a program to develop methods for dosimetry of exposure to sulfur mustard, we developed immunochemical methods for the detection of the major adduct, N7-[2-[(hydroxyethyl)thio]ethyl]guanine (N7-HETE-Gua), formed after alkylation of DNA with sulfur mustard. After immunization of rabbits with calf thymus DNA treated with sulfur mustard, we obtained(More)
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