Carla Morales

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PURPOSE Aurora A and B are oncogenic serine/threonine kinases that regulate mitosis. Overexpression of Auroras promotes resistance to microtubule-targeted agents. We investigated mechanistic synergy by inhibiting the mitotic spindle apparatus in the presence of MLN8237 [M], an Aurora A inhibitor with either vincristine [MV] or docetaxel [MD] in aggressive(More)
Gain-of-function of the androgen receptor (AR) and activation of PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway have been demonstrated to correlate with progression to castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). However, inhibition of AR or PI3K/mTOR alone results in a reciprocal feedback activation. Therefore, we hypothesized that dual inhibition of the AR and PI3K/mTOR pathway(More)
Pearson correlation coefficient for expression analysis of the Lymphoma/Leukemia Molecular Profiling Project (LLMPP) demonstrated Aurora A and B are highly correlated with MYC in DLBCL and mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), while both Auroras correlate with BCL2 only in DLBCL. Auroras are up-regulated by MYC dysregulation with associated aneuploidy and resistance(More)
BACKGROUND c-Kit/α-PDGFR targeted therapies are effective for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), but, >50% develop drug resistance. METHODS RTK expression (c-Kit, c-Met, AXL, HER-1, HER-2, IGF-1R) in pre-/post-imatinib (IM) GIST patient samples (n=16) and 4 GIST cell lines were examined for RTK inhibitor activity. GIST-882 cells were cultured in IM(More)
Double Hit (DH) or Double Expressor (DE) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) are aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas (NHLs) with translocations and/or over-expressions of MYC and BCL-2, that are difficult to treat. Aurora kinase (AK) inhibition with alisertib in DH/DE-DLBCL induces cell death in ~30%, while ~70% are aneuploid and senescent cells (AASCs), a(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe an artifact, termed the fish scale artifact, present on an intraoral imaging receptor. METHODS Thirty brand new DIGORA Optime PSP plates (Soredex/Orion Corp., Helsinki, Finland) were imaged using the Dental Digital Quality Assurance (DDQA) radiographic phantom (Dental Imaging Consultants LLC, San Antonio, TX, USA). All PSP plates(More)
Purpose: Aurora A and B are oncogenic serine/threonine kinases that regulate mitosis. Overexpression of Auroras promotes resistance to microtubule-targeted agents. We investigated mechanistic synergy by inhibiting the mitotic spindle apparatus in the presence of MLN8237 [M], an Aurora A inhibitor with either vincristine [MV] or docetaxel [MD] in aggressive(More)
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