Anwar M Hossain

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MicroRNAs are an extensive family of approximately 22-nucleotide-long noncoding RNAs expressed in a wide range of eukaryotes, including humans, and they are important in development and disease. We found that microRNA Mir-17-5p has extensive complementarity to the mRNA of AIB1 (named for "amplified in breast cancer 1"). Cell culture experiments showed that(More)
The product of the Wilms' tumor gene, WT1, is essential for male sex determination and differentiation in mammals. In addition to causing Wilms' tumor, mutations in WT1 often cause two distinct but overlapping urogenital defects in men, Denys-Drash syndrome and Frasier syndrome. In this study we investigated the regulation of the sex determination gene SRY(More)
UNLABELLED A follow-up in 1262 women was conducted after the discontinuation of teriparatide. The hazard ratio for combined teriparatide group (20 and 40 microg) for the 50-month period after baseline was 0.57 (p = 0.002), suggesting a sustained effect in reducing the risk of nonvertebral fragility fracture. INTRODUCTION Treatment with teriparatide(More)
DAX-1 (dosage-sensitive sex reversal-adrenal hypoplasia congenita-critical region on the X chromosome gene 1; NR0B1) is an orphan nuclear receptor that plays an important role in the development and functioning of the adrenal gland and hypothalamic-pituitary gonadal axis. The DAX-1 protein acts as a transcriptional repressor of genes involved in the(More)
PURPOSE The phase III PROCLAIM study evaluated overall survival (OS) of concurrent pemetrexed-cisplatin and thoracic radiation therapy (TRT) followed by consolidation pemetrexed, versus etoposide-cisplatin and TRT followed by nonpemetrexed doublet consolidation therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with stage IIIA/B unresectable nonsquamous(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated that treating cultured cells with cisplatin (CDDP) up-regulated the expression of glutathione (GSH) and its de novo rate-limiting enzyme glutamate-cysteine ligase (GCL), which consists of a catalytic (GCLC) and a modifier (GCLM) subunit. It has also been shown that many CDDP-resistant cell lines exhibit high levels of(More)
The Wilms tumor 1 (WT1) gene product may regulate the mullerian-inhibiting substance (MIS) gene, because mutations in WT1 can cause persistence of the mullerian duct in men. In the present study, we show by gel shift and chromatin immunoprecipitation assays that WT1 bound to a GC-rich sequence in the murine Mis promoter. Mutation in this site abolished(More)
BACKGROUND This multicenter, randomized trial compared overall response rate between pemetrexed plus irinotecan (ALIRI) and leucovorin-modulated 5-fluorouracil plus irinotecan (FOLFIRI) in patients with advanced colorectal cancer. Secondary objectives included overall and progression-free survival, duration of response, toxicities, and biomarkers. (More)
UNLABELLED The effects of teriparatide when given in combination with HRT were studied in postmenopausal women with low bone mass or osteoporosis. The data provide evidence that the adverse event profile for combination therapy with teriparatide + HRT together is consistent with that expected for each treatment alone and that the BMD response is greater(More)
Copper is an essential metal nutrient, yet copper overload is toxic. Here, we report that human copper transporter (hCtr) 1 plays an important role in the maintenance of copper homeostasis by demonstrating that expression of hCtr1 mRNA was up-regulated under copper-depleted conditions and down-regulated under copper-replete conditions. Overexpression of(More)