Jennifer P. Nguyen

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Signal transducers and activators of transcription (STATs) are the final “switches” that activate gene expression patterns that lead to human malignancy. Extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK 1/2) activate STAT 3; four cardiovascular hormones inhibit ERK 1/2 kinases, leading to the hypothesis that they may also inhibit STATs. These four cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) helps control tumour growth via causing new capillaries growth in tumours. Four cardiac hormones [i.e. vessel dilator, long-acting natriuretic peptide (LANP), kaliuretic peptide (KP) and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP)] that eliminate up to up to 86% of human small-cell lung cancers growing in mice were(More)
BACKGROUND Four cardiac peptide hormones, namely vessel dilator, long-acting natriuretic peptide (LANP), kaliuretic peptide, and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) have anticancer effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS The effects of these four cardiac hormones on human c-Jun-N-terminal kinase 2 (JNK2) were examined in human small cell lung cancer and human(More)
Anthrax infections progress at a rapid pace, making rapid detection methods of utmost importance. MALDI-MS proteomics methods focused on Bacillus anthracis detection have targeted chromosomally encoded proteins, which are highly conserved between closely related species, hindering species identification. Presented here is an AP-MALDI-MS method targeting(More)
In this longitudinal study, a mouse model of 4-nitroquinoline 1-oxide chemically induced tongue carcinogenesis was used to assess the ability of optical imaging with exogenous and endogenous contrast to detect neoplastic lesions in a heterogeneous mucosal surface. Widefield autofluorescence and fluorescence images of intact 2-NBDG-stained and(More)
To evaluate the effect of human adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) on auditory neurons with respect to a potential application in cochlear implantation. Spiral ganglions from rats were enzymatically dissociated and cocultured with or without ASCs in a coculture system. After 24 and 48 h, inserts with ASCs were removed and the dissociated neurons were fixed(More)
Some cancer cells are resistant to apoptosis, rendering them irresponsive towards apoptosis-inducing chemotherapy drugs. Another mode of action to kill these apoptosis-defective cells is essential and autophagy, a dynamic process that degrades cytoplasmic contents for cellular maintenance, has been considered as one of the alternate routes. A small molecule(More)
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