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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 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)
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)
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)
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 role of the extracellular Glu side chains of bacteriorhodopsin in the proton transport mechanism has been studied using the single mutants E9Q, E74Q, E194Q, and E204Q; the triple mutant E9Q/E194Q/E204Q; and the quadruple mutant E9Q/E74Q/E194Q/E204Q. Steady-state difference and deconvoluted Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy has been applied to(More)
We sought to determine the impact of bevacizumab on reduction of tumor size prior to chemoradiotherapy in unresected glioblastoma patients. Patients were randomized 1:1 to receive temozolomide (TMZ arm) or temozolomide plus bevacizumab (TMZ + BEV arm). In both arms, neoadjuvant treatment was temozolomide (85 mg/m2, days 1–21, two 28-day cycles), concurrent(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)