Andrei-Dumitru Oancea

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The elements which regulate gene expression have traditionally been identified by their effects on reporter genes which have been transfected into cell lines or animals. It is generally assumed that these elements have a comparable role in expression of the corresponding endogenous locus. Nevertheless, several studies of immunoglobulin heavy-chain (IgH)(More)
A general method of relating molecular function and structure is to examine the biological and chemical effects of defined mutations. In many cases, particularly those concerned with the rate or efficiency of gene expression, it is important to assess mutations in the normal chromosomal context. There are two methods of obtaining such mutants: (i)(More)
Multicellular tumor spheroids embedded in a matrix represent invaluable tools to analyze cell invasion. Spheroid sizes and invasiveness are the main observables easily measurable to evaluate effects of biological or pharmaceutical manipulations on invasion. They largely account for these 3-D platforms variability, leading to flaws in data interpretation. No(More)
The switch regions adjoining the DNA encoding the Ig heavy chain constant regions have been implicated in gene expression as well as isotype switching, in that transgenic mice express switch-containing transgenes at a level 100- to 1000-fold higher than the corresponding switch-deleted transgenes. To test whether the switch region of the natural IgH locus(More)
Multicellular tumor spheroids (MCTSs) embedded in a matrix are re-emerging as a powerful alternative to monolayer-based cultures. The primary information gained from a three-dimensional model is the invasiveness of treatment-exposed MCTSs through the acquisition of light microscopy images. The amount and complexity of the acquired data and the bias arisen(More)
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