Jenine M. Belli

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In type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), also known as autoimmune diabetes, the pathogenic destruction of the insulin-producing pancreatic beta-cells is under the control of and influenced by distinct subsets of T lymphocytes. To identify the critical genes expressed by autoimmune T cells, antigen presenting cells, and pancreatic beta-cells during the evolution(More)
AIMS The p53 protein is implicated in the control of cell proliferation, differentiation, and death. As part of a study characterizing p53 alterations in colonic mucosa of patients with ulcerative colitis, we identified a unique pattern of basal p53 immunoreactivity. METHODS AND RESULTS Tissue samples (n=180) from 42 ulcerative colitis patients were(More)
An increased risk of colon cancer has been observed in individuals with long-standing ulcerative colitis (UC). In order to identify molecular genetic markers for the development of neoplasia in UC individuals, we isolated DNA from normal, regenerative, and dysplastic mucosa, as well as from colon carcinomas from UC patients, and evaluated it for the(More)
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), particularly ulcerative colitis (UC), have an increased incidence of colorectal carcinoma. The underlying mechanism is unknown, but we postulated that microsatellite instability (MSI) might predispose the colonic mucosa of UC patients to mutations, thereby increasing their cancer risk. We also sought to(More)
A patient with ulcerative colitis, extensive dysplasia, multifocal colon cancer, and an appendiceal cystadenoma is described. A 48-year-old man with a 26-year history of ulcerative colitis (UC) had extensive dysplasia involving nearly the entire colon and four dysplasia-associated mass lesions (DALMs). Four invasive adenocarcinomas were present. This case(More)
Recently, a polymorphism in the hMSH2 DNA mismatch repair gene has been associated with the development of dysplasia in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients. This polymorphism is of interest because DNA mismatch repair defects result in alterations in microsatellite stability. The current study was designed to determine whether this hMSH2 polymorphism(More)
This article covers the basic pathologic features of gastric cancer. Gastric cancer is not a single entity but consists of several major tumor types. The risk factors for their development and their pathological features are discussed. The two major forms of gastric cancer, intestinal and diffuse, are described, as are the settings in which they arise. A(More)
Patients with long-standing inflammatory bowel disease have an increased risk for colorectal carcinoma. Microsatellite instability occurs in colonic neoplasms and has been reported in colonic tissues from patients with ulcerative colitis. Patients with Crohn's disease also have an increased risk for colorectal cancer, although it is lower than that(More)
Microsatellite instability occurs in the colonicmucosa of patients with inflammatory bowel disease andmay predispose the mucosa to neoplastic transformation.It is unknown wheThe r microsatellite instability also plays a role in the neoplastic riskassociated with primary sclerosing cholangitis. Weexamined 134 tissue samples from 21 patients withsclerosing(More)
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