Edward Keenan

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Distributed Role-Based Access Control (dRBAC) is a scalable, decentralized trust-management and accesscontrol mechanism for systems that span multiple administrative domains. dRBAC utilizes PKI identities to define trust domains, roles to define controlled activities, and role delegation across domains to represent permissions to these activities. The(More)
BACKGROUND The HER-2 receptor undergoes a proteolytic cleavage generating an NH(2)-terminally truncated fragment, p95HER-2, that is membrane-associated and tyrosine-phosphorylated. We have reported that p95HER-2, but not the full-length receptor, p185HER-2, correlated with the extent of lymph node involvement in patients with breast cancer and its(More)
We identified an NH2-terminally truncated HER-2/neu product of M(r) 95,000 with in vitro kinase activity by Western blotting and immunoprecipitations using domain-specific antibodies. p95 levels correlated with the extracellular domain (ECD) shed from different cells under varied conditions. Both ECD and p95 were at approximately 20-fold lower levels in(More)
Androgen regulation of androgen receptor (AR) expression has been observed in a variety of tissues, generally as inhibition, and is thought to attenuate cellular responses to androgen. AR is expressed in osteoblasts, the bone-forming cell, suggesting direct actions of androgens on bone. Here we characterized the effect of androgen exposure on AR gene(More)
The growth factor receptor-bound protein-7 gene (GRB7) encodes a multi-domain signal transduction molecule. The purpose of this study was to examine the clinical significance of GRB7 protein expression in human breast cancer. Western blotting analysis of protein extracts from 563 annotated frozen breast tumors was performed. Expression status of GRB7 and(More)
BACKGROUND The full-length receptor p185HER-2 undergoes a metalloprotease-dependent cleavage producing a membrane-associated fragment (p95HER-2) in cultured breast cancer cells. P95HER-2 has potentially enhanced signaling activity, but its expression and role in human breast cancer is poorly characterized. PURPOSE The purpose of this project was to(More)
Eugene A. Woltering1, James C. Watson1, R. Christian Alperin-Lea1, Chakravarthi Sharma1, Edward Keenan2, Daryl Kurozawa2 and Rosemary Barrie2 1Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Section of Surgical Endocrinology, 1542 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122 and Veterans Administration Medical Center – New Orleans, 1601(More)
Fifteen patients whose tumors progressed while they received tamoxifen citrate therapy were studied by serial determinations of serum levels of estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) obtained during progression after withdrawal from tamoxifen therapy and total endocrine ablation or suppression. Discontinuation of tamoxifen therapy(More)
Estrogen and progestin are believed to be important physiological regulators of uterine leiomyoma growth. We recently showed that progesterone receptor messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) and protein levels are increased in human uterine leiomyomas compared with those in myometrial biopsy tissue obtained from the same patient. To further characterize the(More)
Although androgens have myriad effects on the skeleton, the regulation of androgen action in bone is not well understood. Androgen receptors (ARs) are known to play an important role in mediating androgen action. We have examined the effects of androgens and other sex steroids on AR levels in osteoblastic cells in vitro using two clonal human cell lines,(More)