Learn More
Lynch syndrome (LS), the most frequent form of hereditary colorectal cancer, shows a highly penetrant, autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. Distinction of LS colorectal carcinoma instances from the much more common sporadic colorectal carcinoma cases is of paramount importance. Revised Bethesda Guidelines were developed to diagnose LS by evaluating a(More)
The quadruple bacteriorhodopsin (BR) mutant E9Q+E74Q+E194Q+E204Q shows a lambda(max) of about 500 nm in water at neutral pH and a great influence of pH and salts on the visible absorption spectrum. Accessibility to the Schiff base is strongly increased, as detected by the rapid bleaching effect of hydroxylamine in the dark as well as in light. Both the(More)
Patients with unresectable glioblastoma or anaplastic astrocytoma have a dismal prognosis. The role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to irradiation in these patients has been studied primarily in non-randomized studies. We have compared the effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy plus radiotherapy versus concomitant radiotherapy plus temozolomide in a(More)
Lewy body diseases (LBDs) include dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Parkinson disease (PD). Alpha-synuclein (AS) aggregation is a key event in the pathogenesis of LBDs and beta-synuclein (BS) inhibits AS aggregation in vitro and in vivo. Recently, BS has been shown to interact directly with AS regulating its functionality and preventing its(More)
AIMS Although BIOMED-2 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) standardization protocols allow clonality detection in nearly 100% of non-Hodgkin B cell lymphomas, they have not been widely validated for Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). Our aim was to assess BIOMED-2 protocol sensitivity when using non-microdissected, formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue from HL(More)
The crystal structure of the C-terminal domain III of Pseudomonas aeruginosa TolA has been determined at 1.9 A resolution. The fold is similar to that of the corresponding domain of Escherichia coli TolA, despite the limited amino acid sequence identity of the two proteins (20%). A pattern was discerned that conserves the fold of domain III within the wider(More)
AIMS MYC gene translocation entails a bad prognosis and a poor response to rituximab-cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (R-CHOP) in diffuse large B cell lymphomas (DLBCL), and more intensive chemotherapy regimens could be more effective in those cases. Its evaluation requires cytogenetic or fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH)(More)
Single and multiple mutants of extracellular Glu side chains of bacteriorhodopsin were analyzed by acid and calcium titration, differential scanning calorimetry, and thermal difference spectrophotometry. Acid titration spectra show that the second group protonating with Asp(85) is revealed in E204Q in the absence of Cl(-) but is not observed in the triple(More)
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common lymphoma subtype in non-immunosuppressed and in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients. The prognosis of DLBCL with germinal center (GC) phenotype is better than that of the non-germinal center (non-GC) phenotype by immunohistochemical expression profile (IHC) in some studies but not in(More)
We recorded (13)C NMR spectra of [3-(13)C]Ala- and [1-(13)C]Val-labeled bacteriorhodopsin (bR) and a variety of its mutants, E9Q, E74Q, E194Q/E204Q (2Glu), E9Q/E194Q/E204Q (3Glu), and E9Q/E74Q/E194Q/E204Q (4Glu), to clarify contributions of the extracellular (EC) Glu residues to the conformation and dynamics of bR. Replacement of Glu-9 or Glu-74 and(More)