Bennett W. Yu

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In an XX female, one of the two X chromosomes has been inactivated during early embryonic life to achieve a compensation of X-linked gene products between males and females, leaving only one allele of X-linked genes functional. There are some X-linked genes escaping the X-inactivation, i.e., being expressed from both alleles. Escape from X-inactivation(More)
Episomal vectors such as pCEP4 are useful in expression cloning because they can replicate in both prokaryotes and eukaryotic cells. We have found a rapid and efficient means of extracting them from transfected MCF-10A nonmalignant human breast epithelial cells. We show that a plasmid miniprep protocol, modified by the addition of an extraction that(More)
MCF-10A are human non-transformed, EGF and insulin dependent breast epithelial cells. The cells were transfected with an episomal pCEP4 vector library containing cDNA from SKBR3 breast carcinoma cells, and selected in media without EGF. After two cycles of expression cloning, morphologically transformed cells appeared. Extracted episomes contained a high(More)
Many studies have confirmed that applying positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) to the dependent lung during one-lung ventilation (OLV) improves oxygenation. Our purpose was to investigate the best time and level of PEEP application. Thirty patients undergoing thoracic surgery were randomised into three groups. After 20 minutes of two-lung ventilation(More)
TPS245 Background: Hypercalcemia of malignancy (HCM) is a serious complication thought to result in large part from tumor-driven increases in bone resorption. IV bisphosphonates (BP) are used for treatment of HCM, but some patients relapse after or become refractory to IV BP treatment. In addition, although severe renal impairment may worsen HCM due to(More)
PURPOSE COL-1 is a high-affinity murine monoclonal antibody (MAb) specific for carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA). A phase I trial was conducted in which a uniform quantity of antibody labeled with escalating doses of iodine 131 (131I) was administered to patients with advanced gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies to evaluate tolerance and pharmacokinetics. (More)
3,3¶-Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a stable condensation product of indole-3-carbanol, a potential breast cancer chemoprevention agent. Human breast cancer cell lines were studied to better understand its mechanisms. In vitro experiments were done in MCF-7, T47D, BT-20 and BT-474 cells using MTT, ELISA, immunoblotting assays, reverse transcription-PCR, protein(More)
The activated c-myc allele in Burkitt's lymphoma tumor cells is associated with a clustering of somatic mutations within intron I near the exon I boundary. We have identified several discrete protein binding sites within this region of c-myc intron I designated as myc intron factor-1 (MIF-1), MIF-2, and MIF-3. In addition to our previous characterization of(More)
PURPOSE The evidence-based use of resources for cancer care at end of life (EOL) has the potential to relieve suffering, reduce health care costs, and extend life. Internal benchmarks need to be established within communities to achieve these goals. The purpose for this study was to evaluate data within our community to determine our EOL cancer practices.(More)