James R. Hocker

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to identify biomarkers in sera of pancreatic cancer patients using mass spectrometry (MS) approaches. METHODS Sera from patients diagnosed with pancreatic adenocarcinoma and sera from normal volunteers were subjected to gel electrophoresis to resolve and quantify differences in protein levels. Protein bands that differed(More)
The anti-inflammatory selenium compounds, ebselen (2-phenyl-1,2-benzisoselenazol-3[2H]-one) and selenite, were found to alter the DNA binding mechanisms and structures of cysteine-rich zinc-finger transcription factors. As assayed by DNase I protection, DNA binding by TFIIIA (transcription factor IIIA, prototypical Cys(2)His(2) zinc finger protein), was(More)
Limited information is available regarding systemic changes in mammals associated with exposures to petroleum/hydrocarbon fuels. In this study, systemic toxicity of JP-8 jet fuel was observed in a rat inhalation model at different JP-8 fuel vapor concentrations (250, 500, or 1000 mg/m(3), for 91 days). Gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry sequencing(More)
Sera mass spectrometry (MS) peak differences were analyzed from 35 ovarian cancer patients and 16 disease-free individuals. "Leave one out" cross validation was used to assign "% cancer peaks" in control and ovarian cancer sera samples. Sera MS discriminated stage I/II and stage III/V ovarian cancer patients versus controls with ROC curve area values of(More)
This study evaluated the usefulness of electrospray mass spectrometry to distinguish sera of early-stage pancreatic cancer patients from disease-free individuals. Sera peak data were generated from 33 pancreatic cancer patients and 30 disease-free individuals. A "leave one out" cross-validation procedure discriminated stage I/II pancreatic cancer versus(More)
Goals of this study were to analyze the ability of mass spectrometry serum profiling to distinguish non-small cell lung adenocarcinoma from squamous cell carcinoma patients and healthy controls. Sera were obtained from 19 adenocarcinoma patients, 24 squamous cell carcinoma patients, and 21 controls. Identifications of significant mass-to-charge ratio (m/z)(More)
ABSTRACT Dermal exposure to JP-8 petroleum jet fuel leads to toxicological responses in humans and rodents. Serum profiling is a molecular analysis of changes in the levels of serum proteins and other molecules in response to changes in physiology. This present study utilizes serum profiling approaches to examine biomolecular changes in the sera of rats(More)
The impact of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) on neonatal leukocyte content and function was examined in six patients. Patients were treated with ECMO for a mean of 134 h (range 44-246 h). Absolute neutrophil counts decreased from 14679 +/- 2291/mm3 to 7791 +/- 1672/mm3 after 2 h of ECMO. However, neutrophil phagocytosis and oxidative burst(More)
Recently, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been used as rescue therapy for newborns with overwhelming early-onset group B streptococcal sepsis. To determine which clinical factors best predict mortality and to evaluate the outcome of this therapy, a retrospective examination of the clinical course and outcome of ECMO-eligible newborns with(More)