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Lack of target specificity by existing matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitors has hindered antimetastatic cancer drug discovery. Inhibitors that bind to noncatalytic sites of MMPs and disrupt protease signaling function have the potential to be more specific and selective. In this work, compounds that target the hemopexin (PEX) domain of MMP-9 were(More)
BACKGROUND Multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) is an efficient and reliable technique for gene dosage analysis. Currently MLPA can be conducted on two platforms: traditional electrophoresis-based, and FlexMAP bead-coupled. Since its introduction in 2002, MLPA has been rapidly adopted in both clinical and research situations. However,(More)
BACKGROUND Multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) was originally described as an efficient and reliable technique for gene dosage or DNA copy number variation (CNV) analysis. Due to its low cost, reliability, sensitivity, and relative simplicity, MLPA has rapidly gained acceptance in research and diagnostic laboratories, and fills the gap(More)
Author manuscripts have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication but have not yet been edited. Acknowledgements: We thank the members of the Sampson, Zucker and Cao labs for their insightful discussions and suggestions on the manuscript, and Kevin Zarrabi for his help with editing and Dr. Francis Johnson for his critical reading. We are also grateful(More)
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