Dawn C. Hayes

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Background: α-Methylacyl-coenzyme-A racemase (AMACR) has been shown to be a highly specific marker for prostate cancer cells, even in the earliest stages of malignant progression. It is expressed at much higher levels than prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in malignant tissues, and is not expressed at appreciable levels in normal prostatic epithelium. In this(More)
BACKGROUND CLCA2, HMGB3, L587S and ASH1 were identified in lung cancer tissues using genetic subtraction, microarray and quantitative PCR, and found to be specific and complementary for detection of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) and small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS A real-time RT-PCR assay, simultaneously detecting four(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to examine the potential usefulness of a mammaglobin multigene reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) assay and a mammaglobin sandwich ELISA as diagnostic tools in breast cancer. METHODS We studied peripheral blood samples from 147 untreated Senegalese women with biopsy-confirmed breast cancer and gathered patient(More)
Intravenous administration (0.3 or 3 mg/kg) of buspirone to anesthetized rats elicited a transient pressor response (14 +/- 2 mmHg) and sustained bradycardia. However, oral administration (30 mg/kg) reduced the blood pressure and heart rate of conscious normotensive (-14 +/- 4 mmHg) and DOCA-salt hypertensive rats (-22 +/- 5 mmHg). Buspirone (3-100 mg/kg,(More)
This report describes the implementation of an in vivo method for demonstrating direct vasodilator activity of potential antihypertensive agents. The experimental model is an anesthetized, ganglion-blocked rat whose blood pressure is maintained by an intravenous infusion of angiotensin II. A hypotensive response in this model appears to correlate more(More)
Aim: To evaluate the utility of a multigene real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay to detect circulating tumor cells in peripheral blood specimens of breast cancer patients during or after treatment. Method: Using this assay, peripheral blood samples were analyzed for expression levels of mammaglobin and three complementary(More)
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