Jillian K Weinstein

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LOT1 is a zinc-finger nuclear transcription factor, which possesses anti-proliferative effects and is frequently silenced in ovarian and breast cancer cells. The LOT1 gene is localized at chromosome 6q24-25, a chromosomal region maternally imprinted and linked to growth retardation in several organs and progression of disease states such as transient(More)
BACKGROUND Survivin, a member of the IAP (inhibitor of apoptosis) gene family, appears to be overexpressed in common cancers but not in corresponding normal adult tissues. To investigate whether the survivin promoter controls cancer cell-specific gene expression, we determined whether the survivin gene promoter could regulate reporter gene expression in(More)
We have developed a modified form of suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH) that allows multiple specimens of distinct phenotypic groups to be compared for consistent differences in gene expression. We applied this system to identify genes that were expressed in normal rat ovarian surface epithelial (ROSE) cells but whose expression was(More)
BACKGROUND The timing and length of administration of angiogenesis inhibitor TNP-470 was altered to evaluate the effect on disease progression in a rat model of colorectal hepatic metastases. METHODS Pair-fed BD-IX rats, injected intrasplenically with rat colon adenocarcinoma K12/TRb cells at day 0, were randomized to receive subcutaneous injections of(More)
Malignant strictures of the afferent jejunal limbs are difficult to treat. Surgical revision and chronic external drainage, two commonly used palliative procedures, have significant associated morbidity. A combined transhepatic and peroral approach was used to stent malignant jejunal strictures in two patients, allowing antegrade internal drainage of(More)
A method was developed for biopsy sampling of masses obstructing the biliary system in patients with a biliary drainage catheter. The biopsy needle is inserted through the drainage catheter, with fluoroscopic guidance, to the site of the lesion. The technique has been used without complication in more than 30 patients with cancer of the pancreas and bile(More)
We have isolated 462 bp of sequence termed ovarian-specific promoter 1 (OSP-1) that is part of a retrovirus-like element specifically expressed in the rat ovary. We have evaluated the ability of OSP-1 to activate gene expression in normal and neoplastic cell lines derived from the ovaries of rats and women. We have found that there was marked specificity in(More)
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