Fyeza Hasan

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The cancer testis antigen Preferentially Expressed Antigen of Melanoma (PRAME) is overexpressed in many solid tumours and haematological malignancies whilst showing minimal expression in normal tissues and is therefore a promising target for immunotherapy. HLA-A0201-restricted peptide epitopes from PRAME have previously been identified as potential(More)
The Pax gene family encodes transcription factors with similar structures but distinctive roles in development and with limited expression in adult tissues. Reexpression of PAX proteins is frequently observed in human cancers, reflecting recapitulation of embryologic or developmental function. Defining expression of PAX family members is important in the(More)
Childhood malignancies are relatively poorly studied in terms of tumour/host interaction. Using tissue arrays of childhood cancers, we analysed immunohistochemical staining for CD68, CD3 and FOXP3 to evaluate infiltration of myeloid cells, lymphocytes and regulatory T cells. Staining for phosphorylated STAT3 was performed in a subset. The majority of(More)
The Ewing sarcoma family of tumors (ESFT) represents an aggressive spectrum of malignant tumour types with common defining histological and cytogenetic features. To evaluate the functional activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) in ESFT, we evaluated its activation in primary tissue sections and observed the functional(More)
A small library of pyrrolidinesulphonylaryl molecules has been synthesized via an efficient 4-step route, and members evaluated for their ability to inhibit IL-6 signalling. One molecule (6a) was found to have promising activity against IL-6/STAT3 signalling at the low micromolar level, and to selectively inhibit phosphorylation of STAT3 (but not STAT1) in(More)
Little published information concerning the growth characteristics of Lebanese infants is available. Woodruff (1965) noted that 80 infants receiving 'well' child care, and presumably privileged socioeconomically, had a growth pattern identical to the Iowa Growth Charts. Less privileged infants grew similarly only in the first 4 to 6 months, and subsequently(More)
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