Jorge Andrade

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The advent of next-generation sequencing technologies has greatly promoted advances in the study of human diseases at the genomic, transcriptomic, and epigenetic levels. Exome sequencing, where the coding region of the genome is captured and sequenced at a deep level, has proven to be a cost-effective method to detect disease-causing variants and discover(More)
For several applications and algorithms used in applied bioinformatics, a bottle neck in terms of computational time may arise when scaled up to facilitate analyses of large datasets and databases. Re-codification, algorithm modification or sacrifices in sensitivity and accuracy may be necessary to accommodate for limited computational capacity of single(More)
The potential for Grid technologies in applied bioinformatics is largely unexplored. We have developed a model for solving compu-tationally demanding bioinformatics tasks in distributed Grid environments , designed to ease the usability for scientists unfamiliar with Grid computing. With a script-based implementation that uses a strategy of temporary(More)
Oligometastasis is a clinically distinct subset of metastasis characterized by a limited number of metastases potentially curable with localized therapies. We analyzed pathways targeted by microRNAs over-expressed in clinical oligometastasis samples and identified suppression of cellular adhesion, invasion, and motility pathways in association with the(More)
  • Yuanyuan Zha, Stefani Spranger, Kyle M Hernandez, Yan Li, Riyue Bao, Peter Alexieff +3 others
  • 2015
Density of immunogenic antigens does not explain presence or absence of the T cell-inflamed tumor microenvironment in metastatic melanoma Immune checkpoints blockade inhibitors, such as anti-CTLA-4 and anti-PD-1, are now proven effective cancer treatments. In melanoma, the patients who experience clinical benefits usually have T cell-inflamed tumor(More)
microRNAs are post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression that have been shown to be central players in the establishment of cellular programs, often acting as switches that control the choice between proliferation and differentiation during development and in adult tissues. The heart develops from two small patches of cells in the mesoderm, the(More)
Kawasaki disease (KD) or Kawasaki syndrome is known as a vasculitis of small to medium-sized vessels, and coronary arteries are predominantly involved in childhood. Generally, 20-25% of untreated with IVIG and 3-5% of treated KD patients have been developed coronary artery lesions (CALs), such as dilatation and aneurysm. Understanding how coronary artery(More)
Arabidopsis thaliana serves as a model organism for the study of fundamental physiological, cellular, and molecular processes. It has also greatly advanced our understanding of intraspecific genome variation. We present a detailed map of variation in 1,135 high-quality re-sequenced natural inbred lines representing the native Eurasian and North African(More)
  • Diana Rose E. Ranoa, Akash D. Parekh, Sean P. Pitroda, Xiaona Huang, Thomas Darga, Anthony C. Wong +7 others
  • 2016
Emerging evidence indicates that ionizing radiation (IR) and chemotherapy activate Type I interferon (IFN) signaling in tumor and host cells. However, the mechanism of induction is poorly understood. We identified a novel radioprotective role for the DEXH box RNA helicase LGP2 (DHX58) through its suppression of IR-induced cytotoxic IFN-beta [1]. LGP2(More)