Jonathan Nguyen

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Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients have very low survival rates because the current therapeutic strategies are not fully effective. Although EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors are effective for NSCLC patients harboring EGFR mutations, patients invariably develop resistance to these agents. Alterations in multiple signaling cascades have been(More)
PURPOSE Degradation of engulfed material is primarily mediated by lysosomal enzymes that function optimally within a narrow range of acidic pH values. RPE cells are responsible for daily degradation of photoreceptor outer segments and are thus particularly susceptible to perturbations in lysosomal pH. The authors hypothesized that elevated lysosomal pH(More)
RATIONALE Myocardial function is enhanced by adoptive transfer of human cardiac progenitor cells (hCPCs) into a pathologically challenged heart. However, advanced age, comorbidities, and myocardial injury in patients with heart failure constrain the proliferation, survival, and regenerative capacity of hCPCs. Rejuvenation of senescent hCPCs will improve the(More)
RATIONALE Short-term β-adrenergic stimulation promotes contractility in response to stress but is ultimately detrimental in the failing heart because of accrual of cardiomyocyte death. Endogenous cardiac progenitor cell (CPC) activation may partially offset cardiomyocyte losses, but consequences of long-term β-adrenergic drive on CPC survival and(More)
OBJECTIVE Pleural effusions are a common complication of malignancy that must be differentiated from physiologic effusions identified on breast MRI. This study aimed to determine the incidence and reference range of physiologic pleural effusions observed in healthy women undergoing screening breast MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of(More)
TANK Binding Kinase 1 (TBK1) is a non-canonical IκB kinase that contributes to KRAS-driven lung cancer. Here we report that TBK1 plays essential roles in mammalian cell division. Specifically, levels of active phospho-TBK1 increase during mitosis and localize to centrosomes, mitotic spindles and midbody, and selective inhibition or silencing of TBK1(More)
Gene-targeting in embryonic stem cells has been the dominant genetic approach when engineering mouse models to query the physiologic importance of the progesterone receptor (PR). Although these models have been instrumental in disclosing the in vivo significance of the progesterone signaling pathway, generation of such mice exacts considerable expenditure(More)
While the indispensability of the progesterone receptor (PR) in female reproduction and mammary morphogenesis is acknowledged, the coregulators preferentially recruited by PR to mediate its in vivo effects have yet to be fully delineated. To further parse the roles of steroid receptor coactivator (SRC)/p160 family members in P-dependent physiological(More)
BACKGROUND Use of in silico bioinformatics analyses has led to important leads in the complex nature of alcoholism at the genomic, epigenomic, and proteomic level, but has not previously been successfully translated to the development of effective pharmacotherapies. In this study, a bioinformatics approach led to the discovery of neuroimmune pathways as an(More)
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is highly correlated with smoking and has very low survival rates. Multiple studies have shown that stem-like cells contribute to the genesis and progression of NSCLC. Our results show that the transcriptional coactivator yes-associated protein 1 (YAP1), which is the oncogenic component of the Hippo signaling pathway, is(More)