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To identify a classifier in schizophrenia, blood gene expression profiling was applied to patients with schizophrenia under different treatments and to controls. Expression of six genes discriminated patients with sensitivity of 89.3% and specificity of 90%, supporting the use of peripheral blood as biological material for diagnosis in schizophrenia.
Sequencing technologies and new bioinformatics tools have led to the complete sequencing of various genomes. However, information regarding the human transcriptome and its annotation is yet to be completed. The Human Cancer Genome Project, using ORESTES (open reading frame EST sequences) methodology, contributed to this objective by generating data from… (More)
Background TRAIL, a member of the TNF ligand family, was shown to selectively kill cancer cells and, therefore, to participate in the cell-mediated immunity against tumors. However, TRAIL is down-regulated in a variety of cancers. Furthermore , PRAME (preferentially expressed antigen of mela-noma) is frequently over expressed in a wide variety of malignant… (More)
The tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) exerts a cancer cell-specific pro-apoptotic activity. This property made the TRAIL associated pathway one of the most promising strategies aimed at inducing tumor-selective death. In fact, several approaches have been considered to explore this pathway for cancer therapy, such as… (More)