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BACKGROUND Sharing of microarray data within the research community has been greatly facilitated by the development of the disclosure and communication standards MIAME and MAGE-ML by the MGED Society. However, the complexity of the MAGE-ML format has made its use impractical for laboratories lacking dedicated bioinformatics support. RESULTS We propose a(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing evidence implicates the critical roles of epigenetic regulation in cancer. Very recent reports indicate that global gene silencing in cancer is associated with specific epigenetic modifications. However, the relationship between epigenetic switches and more dynamic patterns of gene activation and repression has remained largely(More)
PURPOSE Elevated levels of dietary histidine have previously been shown to prevent or mitigate cataract formation in farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L). The aim of this study was to shed light on the mechanisms by which histidine acts. Applying microarray analysis to the lens transcriptome, we screened for differentially expressed genes in search for a(More)
BACKGROUND The mammalian brain is divided into distinct regions with structural and neurophysiological differences. As a result, gene expression is likely to vary between regions in relation to their cellular composition and neuronal function. In order to improve our knowledge and understanding of regional patterns of gene expression in the CNS, we have(More)
Malignant gliomas (glioblastoma multiforme) have a poor prognosis with an average patient survival under current treatment regimens ranging between 12 and 14 months. The tumors are characterized by rapid cell growth, extensive neovascularization, and diffuse cellular infiltration of normal brain structures. We have developed a human glioblastoma xenograft(More)
The J-Express package has been designed to facilitate the analysis of microarray data with an emphasis on efficiency, usability, and comprehensibility. The J-Express system provides a powerful and integrated platform for the analysis of microarray gene expression data. It is platform-independent in that it requires only the availability of a Java virtual(More)
BACKGROUND Three quarter of endometrial carcinomas are treated at early stage. Still, 15 to 20% of these patients experience recurrence, with little effect from systemic therapies. Homo sapiens v-Ki-ras2 Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogenes homologue (KRAS) mutations have been reported to have an important role in tumorigenesis for human cancers, but there(More)
G protein coupled receptors of the secretin family are activated by peptide hormones of about 30 residues in length. There is considerable sequence homology within both the hormone and receptor families. The receptors possess in addition to the integral membrane domain a characteristic extracellular domain of about 120 residues in length, having conserved(More)
We propose a simple spreadsheet-based format, Microarray Gene Expression Tabular (MAGE-TAB), that will become a part of the MAGE microarray data standard and can be used for annotating and communicating microarray data in a MIAME compliant fashion. MAGE-TAB will enable laboratories without bioinformatics experience or support to submit data in a standard(More)
A novel combination of optimization methods (Genetic Algorithm with Distance Geometry) has been developed and shown to find near-optimal solutions to a set of imposed structural constraints. With this modelling tool (GADGET), the fold-space of a variety of small zinc-binding proteins was investigated under the constraints required to form a zinc-binding(More)