Amanda Peterson

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BACKGROUND Lamin A/C mutations are a well-established cause of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), although their frequency has not been examined in a large cohort of patients. We sought to examine the frequency of mutations in LMNA, the gene encoding lamin A/C, in patients with idiopathic (IDC) or familial dilated cardiomyopathy (FDC). METHODS Clinical(More)
The principal goal of this study was to determine whether the results from a set of selected currently available alternative methods as used by cosmetics companies are valid for predicting the eye irritation potential of cosmetics formulations and ingredients and, as a consequence, could be valid replacements for the Draize eye irritation test. For the(More)
Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) is a rare cause of obstructive lung disease and a proposed precursor of pulmonary carcinoid tumors. With increased awareness of this disease, an accumulating number of cases have been reported. Patients may have progressive shortness of breath due to small airway obstruction. There is(More)
Compared to fathead minnow, walleye demonstrate low susceptibility to experimental infection with VHSV IVb, regardless of route of exposure or water temperature at time of infection. In triplicate and duplicate groups, walleye were intraperitoneally (i.p.) injected (102 -108  pfu/fish) or waterborne-exposed (w; 1.4 × 107  pfu mL-1 ) with VHSV IVb. High(More)
CONTEXT Ashwagandha, a popular Ayurvedic medicine, is now available in the United States. Alkaloids found in this herb have structural similarity with digoxin. OBJECTIVE To study potential interference of Ashwagandha with serum digoxin measurement by immunoassays. Potential interference was also investigated with immunoassays for 11 other commonly(More)
The Cytosensor(TM) microphysiometer assay and its associated prediction model were evaluated in the COLIPA ocular irritation validation study for cosmetic ingredients and formulations. Test materials were prepared in low-buffer medium and exposed to L929 cells grown in transwells. The metabolic rate of the cell population was measured after each dose and(More)
Purpose:Near equal rates of incidence and mortality emphasize the need for novel targeted approaches for better management of patients with pancreatic cancer. Inflammatory molecules NF-kB and STAT3 are overexpressed in pancreatic tumors. Inhibition of one protein allows cancer cells to survive using the other. The goal of this study is to determine whether(More)
PURPOSE Near equal rates of incidence and mortality emphasize the need for novel targeted approaches for better management of patients with pancreatic cancer. Inflammatory molecules NF-κB and STAT3 are overexpressed in pancreatic tumors. Inhibition of one protein allows cancer cells to survive using the other. The goal of this study is to determine whether(More)