Daniel Yuan

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Cleft formation during submandibular salivary gland branching morphogenesis is the critical step initiating the growth and development of the complex adult organ. Previous experimental studies indicated requirements for several epithelial cellular processes, such as proliferation, migration, cell-cell adhesion, cell-extracellular matrix (matrix) adhesion,(More)
—In this paper, we introduce a biologically motivated dynamic graph-based growth model to describe and predict the stages of cleft formation during the process of branching morphogenesis in the submandibular mouse gland (SMG) from 3 hrs after embryonic day E12 to 8 hrs after embryonic day E12, which can be considered as E12.5. Branching morphogenesis is the(More)
  • Shideh Kazerounian, Pedro D.S.C. Ciarlini, Daniel Yuan, Roxanne Ghazvinian, Meritxell Alberich-Jorda, Mugdha Joshi +3 others
  • 2016
Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) is an inherited bone marrow failure syndrome associated with ribosomal protein (RP) gene mutations. Recent studies have also demonstrated an increased risk of cancer predisposition among DBA patients. In this study, we report the formation of soft tissue sarcoma in the Rpl5 and Rps24 heterozygous mice. Our observation suggests(More)
This study considers the problem of describing and predicting cleft formation during the early stages of branching morphogenesis in mouse submandibular salivary glands (SMG) under the influence of varied concentrations of epidermal growth factors (EGF). Given a time-lapse video of a growing SMG, first we build a descriptive model that captures the(More)
Cancer ranks among the leading causes of human mortality. Cancer becomes intractable when it spreads from the primary tumor site to various organs (such as bone, lung, liver, and then brain). Unlike solid tumor cells, cancer stem cells and metastatic cancer cells grow in a non-attached (suspension) form when moving from their source to other locations in(More)
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