Karina L. Mine

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Although human papillomavirus was identified as an aetiological factor in cervical cancer, the key human gene drivers of this disease remain unknown. Here we apply an unbiased approach integrating gene expression and chromosomal aberration data. In an independent group of patients, we reconstruct and validate a gene regulatory meta-network, and identify(More)
DAPfinder and DAPview are novel BRB-ArrayTools plug-ins to construct gene coexpression networks and identify significant differences in pairwise gene-gene coexpression between two phenotypes. Each significant difference in gene-gene association represents a Differentially Associated Pair (DAP). Our tools include several choices of filtering methods,(More)
Costimulatory molecules CD28, CTLA-4 (cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen-4), and ICOS (inducible costimulator) genes lie within the 300-kb chromosome region 2q33. CD28, CTLA-4, and ICOS have been described to be important regulators of T-cell activation. With the objective to study ethnic variations in allelic frequencies and linkage disequilibrium(More)
Gene covariation networks are commonly used to study biological processes. The inference of gene covariation networks from observational data can be challenging, especially considering the large number of players involved and the small number of biological replicates available for analysis. We propose a new statistical method for estimating the number of(More)
Lymphotoxin alpha (LTA) is a member of the TNF cytokine superfamily, produced principally by lymphocytes. It plays an important role in immune and inflammatory responses. Many TNF superfamily members have functionally important isoforms generated by alternative splicing but alternative splicing of LTA has never been studied. The known LTA protein is encoded(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate possible markers for predicting delayed graft function (DGF). To this end we analyzed, in pre-implantation biopsies (PIB) and in first-day post-Tx peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), the expression of five genes (ACSL4, CUBN, DEFB1, FABP3, GK) through real-time TaqMan PCR assays. These genes were selected(More)
Various single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been investigated regarding association with gene expression levels or human diseases. Although different SNPs within one gene are frequently analyzed individually, it is highly probable that in the majority of the cases, a precise combination of SNP alleles, i.e., haplotype, determines a functional trait.(More)
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