Beverly Duncan

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To identify genetic events that characterize cancer progression, we conducted a comprehensive genetic evaluation of 161 primary breast tumors. Similar to the "mountain-and-hill" view of mutations, gene amplification also shows high- and low-frequency alterations in breast cancers. The frequently amplified genes include the well-known oncogenes ERBB2, FGFR1,(More)
alphaB-Crystallin (CRYAB) is a small heat-shock protein that is implicated in many cellular processes, such as transcription and differentiation, as well as pathologic process. It is expressed at high levels in vertebrate eye lens and at low levels in a variety of other cell types. We previously identified CRYAB as a target gene of the chromatin-remodeling(More)
BACKGROUND Double negative CD3(+)4(-)8(-) TCR alphabeta splenic cells (DNCD3) can suppress the immune responses to allo and xenografts, infectious agents, tumors, and some autoimmune disorders. However, little is known about their role in autoimmune diabetes, a disease characterized by the reduction of insulin production subsequent to destruction of(More)
Hepatitis virus infections are common among injecting drug users. Syringes containing hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA and hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA were identified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR); syringes containing antibodies to HBV core antigen and HCV were identified by EIA. Syringe use was simulated to determine the sensitivity of these assays. The(More)
Background: Double negative CD348 TCRab splenic cells (DNCD3) can suppress the immune responses to allo and xenografts, infectious agents, tumors, and some autoimmune disorders. However, little is known about their role in autoimmune diabetes, a disease characterized by the reduction of insulin production subsequent to destruction of pancreatic b-cells by a(More)
Background: Double negative CD348 TCRab splenic cells (DNCD3) can suppress the immune responses to allo and xenografts, infectious agents, tumors, and some autoimmune disorders. However, little is known about their role in autoimmune diabetes, a disease characterized by the reduction of insulin production subsequent to destruction of pancreatic b-cells by a(More)
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