Chris Papageorgio

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Clinical and experimental work supports the view that the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a relevant target for cancer therapy. Expression of EGFR is exaggerated in pancreatic adenocarcinoma and activation of EGFR appears to have an important role in the growth and differentiation of this and other types of cancers. EGFR-targeted therapeutic(More)
The tumor suppressor protein p53 is a transcription factor that is frequently mutated in human cancers. In response to DNA damage, unmutated or wild-type (wt) p53 protein is stabilized and activated by post-transcriptional modifications that enable it to induce either apoptosis or cell cycle arrest. Using a yeast p53-dissociator assay, we identified MAGED2(More)
The peritoneum is a cavity which has been successfully utilized by nephrologists to perform peritoneal dialysis (PD) in patients with renal failure. The physiologic characteristic of the peritoneal cavity not only helps remove toxic metabolites from the body, but also provides a useful portal of entry in the body for several pharmacological agents. Several(More)
The high level of interpatient variation in response to chemotherapy and the lack of objective tools to select chemotherapy regimens for a given tumor type have created a clinical problem. A possible solution may be pharmacogenetics: the study of inherited DNA polymorphisms that influence drug disposition and effects in order to individualize drug(More)
The computational aspects of the problem in this paper involve, firstly, selective mapping of methylated DNA clones according to methylation level and, secondly, extracting motif information from all the mapped elements in the absence of prior probability distribution. Our novel implementation of algorithms to map and maximize expectation in this setting(More)
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