Damien Greene

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The human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) latency-associated nuclear antigen (LANA) is expressed in all latently HHV-8 infected cells and in HHV-8-associated tumors, including primary effusion lymphoma (PEL). To better understand the contribution of LANA to tumorigenesis and to the PEL phenotype, we performed a yeast two-hybrid screen which identified the corepressor(More)
PURPOSE To establish a consensus in relation to case selection, conduct of therapy, and outcomes that are associated with focal therapy for men with localized prostate cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS Urologic surgeons, radiation oncologists, radiologists, and histopathologists from North America and Europe participated in a consensus workshop on focal(More)
BACKGROUND Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is considered the gold standard for male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). However, TURP may lead to sexual dysfunction and incontinence, and has a long recovery period. Prostatic urethral lift (PUL) is a treatment option that may overcome these(More)
Resistance to the cytotoxic effects of alkylating agents is a major limitation to their clinical efficacy. Although a number of animal and human tumor cell models have been developed to study this problem, it has proven difficult to achieve very high levels of resistance to alkylating agents in vitro. This is consistent with the recent clinical evidence(More)
Yeast killer toxin and a component giving immunity to it are both encoded by a gene specifying a single 35 kd precursor polypeptide. This precursor is composed of a leader peptide, the alpha and beta subunits of the secreted toxin, and a glycosylated gamma peptide separating the latter. The toxin subunits are proteolytically processed from the precursor(More)
The effects of GSH depletion in a human breast cancer cell line and a multi-drug resistant subline (ADRr) were determined in a number of experimental conditions. The ADRr cells contained lower GSH concentration which cannot be explained solely on the basis of differences in cell kinetics, and yet the rate-limiting synthetic enzyme gamma-glutamylcysteine(More)
The radiation response of drug-resistant variants of the human tumor breast cancer cell line MCF-7 has been investigated. Two sublines, one resistant to adriamycin (ADRR) and the other to melphalan (MLNR), have been selected by exposure to stepwise increasing concentrations of the respective drugs. ADRR cells are 200-fold resistant to adriamycin and(More)
Two drug-resistant variants of the human breast cancer cell line MCF-7 have been shown previously to exhibit radiation resistance associated with an increase in the size of the shoulder on the radiation survival curve. In the present study, glutathione (GSH) depletion was achieved by exposure of cells to buthionine sulfoximine (BSO) with, in some cases,(More)
Killer toxin secretion was blocked at the restrictive temperature in Saccharomyces cerevisiae sec mutants with conditional defects in the S. cerevisiae secretory pathway leading to accumulation of endoplasmic reticulum (sec18), Golgi (sec7), or secretory vesicles (sec1). A 43,000-molecular-weight (43K) glycosylated protoxin was found by pulse-labeling in(More)