Dayna L. Tirpak

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BACKGROUND Activation of gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) in human airways has been associated with a proliferative response of bronchial cells to gastrin-releasing peptide and with long-term tobacco use. The GRPR gene is located on the X chromosome and escapes X-chromosome inactivation, which occurs in females. Increasing evidence demonstrates(More)
Chromosome 3p is consistently deleted in lung cancer, oral squamous cell carcinoma, and renal cell carcinoma, and is believed to contain several tumor suppressor genes. We have shown a role for chromosome 3 in tumor suppression by microcell-mediated chromosome transfer experiments. We have isolated a gene that is located at 3p21.3 within the smallest region(More)
Mutations in AIPL1 cause Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), the most severe form of inherited blindness in children; however, the function of this protein in normal vision remains unknown. To determine amino acid subsequences likely to be important for function, we have compared the protein sequence of several species. Sequence conservation is highest across(More)
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