Learn More
The structure and expression of the proto-oncogene c-erbB-2 was studied in 86 patients with transitional cell carcinoma. Initial tissue samples comprised 37 grade 1, 32 grade 2 and 13 grade 3 tumours and four cases of carcinoma in situ. At the time of this first tumour sample, amplification of the c-erbB-2 gene was demonstrated by Southern blotting in 1/37(More)
To elucidate further the role, in normal development and in disease pathogenesis, of TFAP2B, a transcription factor expressed in neuroectoderm, we studied eight patients with Char syndrome and their families. Four novel mutations were identified, three residing in the basic domain, which is responsible for DNA binding, and a fourth affecting a conserved PY(More)
Previous studies of the proliferating cell fraction in Hodgkin's disease (HD) have been directed towards the classical Hodgkin and Reed-Sternberg cells (HRS) to the exclusion of the background population and have not included cases of nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin's disease (NLPHD). Using an antibody to proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), we(More)
Quantum dots (QDs) are novel nanocrystal fluorophores with extremely high fluorescence efficiency and minimal photobleaching. They also possess a constant excitation wavelength together with sharp and symmetrical tunable emission spectra. These unique optical properties make them near-perfect fluorescent markers and there has recently been rapid development(More)
In conjunction with a population-based case-control study of lung cancer in New Mexico, the histopathology of cases diagnosed during 1980 and 1981 and during 1970-72 was reviewed. Adequate histologic or cytologic material was obtained for 725 cases, with 308 during 1970-72 and 417 during 1980-81. The light microscopic histologic type was classified on the(More)
Quantum dots are photostable fluorescent semiconductor nanocrystals possessing wide excitation and bright narrow, symmetrical, emission spectra. These characteristics have engendered considerable interest in their application in multiplex immunohistochemistry for biomarker quantification and co-localisation in clinical samples. Robust quantitation allows(More)
A case of suicide by ingestion of cyanide salts provided an opportunity to determine whether personnel involved in postmortem examination of such cases are exposed to any significant degree of biohazard from cyanide remaining in body cavities or tissues of the decedent or both. It was found that potentially toxic concentrations of cyanide can develop in(More)
The level of expression and cellular localization of the c-erbB-2 gene product in transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary tract is controversial. Analysis of the c-erbB-2 gene structure and comparison of its expression in the same cells by Southern, Northern and immunoblotting, and by immunocytochemistry minimize the errors of interpretation inherent in(More)