Eric P Dixon

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This study was performed to demonstrate that RNA isolated from cell lines and cervical cytology specimens stored in SurePath preservative fluid would be functional in real-time RT-PCR assays. RNA was isolated from cervical cell lines or cytology samples stored in SurePath preservative at room temperature for 2-5 weeks using five commercially available RNA(More)
The PML–RARA fusion protein is found in approximately 97% of patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). APL can be associated with life-threatening bleeding complications when undiagnosed and not treated expeditiously. The PML–RARA fusion protein arrests maturation of myeloid cells at the promyelocytic stage, leading to the accumulation of neoplastic(More)
BACKGROUND PSA mediates growth factor responses that stimulate proliferation of prostatic and other cellular types. Androgen-sensitive TE85 human osteosarcoma cells were used to study PSA as a potential mediator of prostatic cancer growth and osseous metastasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS TE85 cells were probed for PSA mRNA and protein levels under(More)
BACKGROUND Screening efforts using the Papanicolaou test have significantly reduced the incidence of cervical cancer in countries with an active screening program. However, this test does not accurately identify all abnormal cases. Significant effort has been expended investigating molecular markers that could improve the sensitivity and specificity of(More)
BACKGROUND The Papanicolaou (Pap) screen has been successful in reducing cervical cancer; but exhibits low sensitivity when detecting cervical dysplasia. Use of molecular biomarkers in Pap tests may improve diagnostic accuracy. DESIGN Monoclonal antibodies to Minichromosome Maintenance Protein 2 (MCM2) and DNA Topoisomerase II α (TOP2A) were selected for(More)
The chromosomal translocation t(8;21) often found in acute myeloid leukemia generates an oncogenic fusion protein AML1-ETO. This chimeric oncoprotein disrupts wild-type AML1 function and dysregulates genes important for normal myelopoiesis. Monoclonal antibodies that can capture and detect the AML1-ETO fusion protein would help with early diagnosis and(More)
Infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) is known to be associated directly with the development of cervical cancer. Recent data suggests that the detection of E6/E7 mRNA from high-risk HPV types may serve as a better diagnostic method for detecting the presence of cervical pre-cancer than HPV DNA testing. This report details a commercially(More)
BACKGROUND The AMPLICOR HPV Test has been validated for use with cervical cells collected in liquid-based preservative fluids, such as BD SurePath. It is currently recommended, however, that residual BD SurePath samples be stored at 4 degrees C prior to testing. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to demonstrate that DNA isolated from SurePath cervical(More)
Several commercial HPV ancillary tests are available for detection of E6/E7 RNA. It is not clear how storage of a cervical Pap affects the analytical and clinical performance of the PreTect™ HPV-Proofer assay. To investigate the qualitative performance of RNA extracted from BD SurePath™ liquid-based cytology (LBC) specimens for the detection of human(More)
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