Jonathan A. F. Hannay

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PURPOSE AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Telomeres of tumor cells may be maintained by telomerase or by alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT). The standard ALT assay requires Southern analysis of high molecular weight genomic DNA. We aimed to establish and validate an ALT assay suitable for archived paraffin-embedded tumors and to use it to examine the(More)
Human soft tissue sarcoma (STS) is a highly lethal malignancy in which control of metastasis determines survival. Little is known about the molecular determinants of STS dissemination. Here, we show that human STS express high levels of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and that MMP-9 expression levels correlate with sequence analysis-defined p53(More)
The protein kinase C (PKC) family consists of serine/threonine protein kinases that play important roles in signal transduction, cell proliferation, and tumor formation. Recent studies found that PKCs are commonly overexpressed in human tumors, including soft tissue sarcoma (STS). Overexpression of PKCs contributes to invasion and migration of tumor cells(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and VEGF receptor 2 [fetal liver kinase 1 (Flk-1)/kinase insert domain-containing receptor] have been shown to play a major role in tumor angiogenesis. In this study, we investigated whether anti-Flk-1 monoclonal antibody DC101 could therapeutically inhibit growth and angiogenesis of human soft tissue sarcoma, and(More)
We investigated whether Rad51 overexpression plays a role in soft tissue sarcoma (STS) chemoresistance as well as the regulatory mechanisms underlying its expression. The studies reported here show that Rad51 protein is overexpressed in a large panel of human STS specimens. Human STS cell lines showed increased Rad51 protein expression, as was also observed(More)
To better elucidate the role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)(165) in soft tissue sarcoma (STS) growth, metastasis, and chemoresistance, we generated stably transfected human STS cell lines with VEGF(165) to study the effect of VEGF(165) on STS cells in vitro and the effect of culture medium from these cells on human umbilical vascular(More)
Human sarcomas are rare but diverse malignant tumors derived from mesenchymal tissue. Clinical response to therapy is currently determined by the modified World Health Organization (WHO) criteria or the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST), but these standards correlate poorly with sarcoma patient outcome. We introduced ligand-directed(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and coronary artery disease (CAD) are independently associated with increased vascular stiffness. We examined whether renal function contributes to vascular stiffness independently of CAD status. METHODS We studied 160 patients with CAD and 169 subjects without CAD. The 4-variable MDRD formula was used to estimate(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and VEGF receptor 2 [fetal liver kinase 1 (Flk-1)/kinase insert domain-containing receptor] have been shown to play a major role in tumor angiogenesis. In this study, we investigated whether anti-Flk-1 monoclonal antibody DC101 could therapeutically inhibit growth and angiogenesis of human soft tissue sarcoma, and(More)
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