Jeffrey P. Bond

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Background Breast cancer invasion and metastasis involves both epithelial and stromal changes. Our objective was to delineate the pivotal role stroma plays in invasion by comparing transcriptomes among stromal and epithelial cells in normal tissue and invasive breast cancer. Methods Total RNA was isolated from epithelial and stromal cells that were laser(More)
The Gram-positive, spore-forming pathogen Clostridium difficile is the leading definable cause of healthcare-associated diarrhea worldwide. C. difficile infections are difficult to treat because of their frequent recurrence, which can cause life-threatening complications such as pseudomembranous colitis. The spores of C. difficile are responsible for these(More)
Several groups have studied the molecular pathology of inherited breast cancer. By combining several such studies, we show in this study that somatic TP53 abnormalities are more common in breast cancer associated with BRCA1 or BRCA2 germ-line mutations than in sporadic breast cancers (odds ratio, 2.8; P = 0.0003). Then, we compared the spectrum of TP53(More)
The mammary gland undergoes dramatic functional and metabolic changes during the transition from late pregnancy to lactation. To better understand the molecular events underlying these changes, we analyzed expression profiles of approximately 23,000 gene transcripts in bovine mammary tissue about day 5 before parturition and day 10 after parturition. At the(More)
The human genome contains frequent single-basepair variants that may or may not cause genetic disease. To characterize benign vs. pathogenic missense variants, numerous computational algorithms have been developed based on comparative sequence and/or protein structure analysis. We compared computational methods that use evolutionary conservation alone,(More)
Interleukin (IL) 6 is a proinflammtory cytokine produced by antigen-presenting cells and nonhematopoietic cells in response to external stimuli. It was initially identified as a B cell growth factor and inducer of plasma cell differentiation in vitro and plays an important role in antibody production and class switching in vivo. However, it is not clear(More)
Deciding whether a missense allelic variant affects protein function is important in many contexts. We previously demonstrated that a detailed analysis of p53 intragenic conservation correlates with somatic mutation hotspots. Here we refine these evolutionary studies and expand them to the p16/Ink4a gene. We calculated that in order for 'absolute(More)
The high and preferential expression of the PAC(1)(short)HOP1 receptor in postganglionic sympathetic neurons facilitates microarray studies for mechanisms underlying PACAP-mediate neurotrophic signaling in a physiological context. Replicate primary sympathetic neuronal cultures were treated with 100 nM PACAP27 either acutely (9 h) or chronically (96 h)(More)
Toxoplasma gondii pathogenesis includes the invasion of host cells by extracellular parasites, replication of intracellular tachyzoites, and differentiation to a latent bradyzoite stage. We present the analysis of seven novel T. gondii insertional mutants that do not undergo normal differentiation to bradyzoites. Microarray quantification of the variation(More)
Missense mutations in p53 frequently occur at 'hotspot' amino acids which are highly conserved and represent regions of structural or functional importance. Using the p53 mutation database and the p53 DNA sequences for 11 species, we more precisely defined the relationships among conservation, mutation frequency and protein structure. We aligned the p53(More)