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OBJECTIVE To identify gene expression signatures in minor salivary glands (MSGs) from patients with primary Sjogren's syndrome (SS). METHODS A 16K complementary DNA microarray was used to generate gene expression profiles in MSGs obtained from 10 patients with primary SS and 10 control subjects. The data were analyzed by 2 different strategies, one strict(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)
ARID1A (AT-rich interactive domain 1A) has recently been identified as a tumor suppressor gene in various, predominantly gynecological cancers. We wanted to investigate the distribution of ARID1A in endometrial hyperplasia, carcinomas and metastatic lesions to elucidate the timing of expression loss of its protein ARID1A in the course of endometrial cancer(More)
PURPOSE High Stathmin expression has recently been associated with clinical progress in endometrial cancers. Stathmin protein activity is modulated by phosphorylation, and the Serine38 site is one of four Stathmin phospho-sites. The presence and significance of pStathmin(S38) is largely unknown in human cancers, and we here examined the associations between(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 transcription factor Forkhead box A1 (FOXA1) is suggested to be important in hormone dependent cancers, although with little data for endometrial cancer. We investigated expression levels of FOXA1 in primary and metastatic endometrial cancer in relation to clinical phenotype, and transcriptional alterations related to FOXA1 status. METHODS(More)
In this work, highly infiltrative brain tumors with a stem-like phenotype were established by xenotransplantation of human brain tumors in immunodeficient nude rats. These tumors coopted the host vasculature and presented as an aggressive disease without signs of angiogenesis. The malignant cells expressed neural stem cell markers, showed a migratory(More)
Cancers arise through accumulating genetic and epigenetic alterations, considered relevant for phenotype and approaches to targeting new therapies. We investigated a unique collection of endometrial cancer precursor samples and clinically annotated primary and metastatic lesions for two evolutionary and functionally related transcription factors,(More)
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. We propose a simple tab-delimited,(More)
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 generated a(More)