Ann T Moriarty

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The ob gene product, leptin, is an important circulating signal for the regulation of body weight. To identify high affinity leptin-binding sites, we generated a series of leptin-alkaline phosphatase (AP) fusion proteins as well as [125I]leptin. After a binding survey of cell lines and tissues, we identified leptin-binding sites in the mouse choroid plexus.(More)
OBJECTIVES The Bethesda 2001 Workshop was convened to evaluate and update the 1991 Bethesda System terminology for reporting the results of cervical cytology. A primary objective was to develop a new approach to broaden participation in the consensus process. PARTICIPANTS Forum groups composed of 6 to 10 individuals were responsible for developing(More)
An update to the American Cancer Society (ACS) guideline regarding screening for the early detection of cervical precancerous lesions and cancer is presented. The guidelines are based on a systematic evidence review, contributions from six working groups, and a recent symposium co-sponsored by the ACS, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology(More)
A mutation in the tub gene leads to maturity-onset obesity, insulin resistance, and progressive retinal and cochlear degeneration in mice. tub is a member of a growing family of genes that encode proteins of unknown function that are remarkably conserved across species. The absence of obvious transmembrane domain(s) or signal sequence peptide motif(s)(More)
The mouse tubby phenotype is characterized by maturity-onset obesity accompanied by retinal and cochlear degeneration. A positional cloning effort to find the gene responsible for this phenotype led to the identification of tub, a member of a novel gene family of unknown function. A splice defect mutation in the 3' end of the tub gene, predicted to disrupt(More)
CONTEXT Controversy exists about whether thyroid fine-needle aspirates (FNAs) should be processed with conventional smears or liquid-based preparations (LBPs). OBJECTIVE To compare the performance of conventional smears to LBPs for thyroid FNA slides circulated in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Non-Gynecologic(More)
Fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy was performed on a 12-year-old child with intractable cardiac arrhythmias and a mediastinal mass. The cytologic, immunocytochemical and electron microscopic findings on the aspirated material established an initial diagnosis of cardiac rhabdomyosarcoma. Subsequent histologic material confirmed the cytologic diagnosis. The(More)
CONTEXT The College of American Pathologists periodically surveys laboratories to determine changes in cytopathology practices. We report the results of a 2011 gynecologic cytology survey. OBJECTIVE To provide a cross-sectional survey of gynecologic cytology practices in 2010. DESIGN In 2011, a survey was sent to 1604 laboratories participating in the(More)
Between 1978 and 1983, 317 diagnostic fine needle aspirations (FNA) were procured at Indiana University by the Cytology, Radiology or Gynecology services for initial evaluation or follow-up of proven gynecologic malignancies. The primary sites of the neoplasms included the cervix, uterus, ovary, vagina and vulva. Totals of 199 samples were procured from(More)
One hundred twenty-eight palpable and deep-seated fine-needle aspiration biopsies (FNAB) were done on pediatric patients at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children and Indiana University Hospital between 1985 and 1988. During that 4-year period, 71 (56%) benign and 49 (38%) malignant diagnoses were made. Only eight (6%) of the FNAB were considered(More)