Leila Khorasani

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Tumor cell invasion into adjacent normal brain is a mesenchymal feature of GBM and a major factor contributing to their dismal outcomes. Therefore, better understandings of mechanisms that promote mesenchymal change in GBM are of great clinical importance to address invasion. We previously showed that the bHLH transcription factor TWIST1 which orchestrates(More)
Based on a proposed pathophysiology of slit ventricle syndrome (SVS), we have hypothesized that lumboperitoneal shunting exerts effects in SVS patients by increasing the buffering capacity for raised intracranial pressure (ICP) via an increase in cerebrospinal fluid drainage from the cerebral subarachnoid space (SAS). We describe 3 SVS patients with patent(More)
The availability of implantable subdural electrode arrays has made systematic studies of electrocorticographic (ECoG) coherence possible. Studies of coherence patterns recorded directly from human cortex are reviewed along with the presentation of original human clinical data, which reveal reliable and characteristic patterns of coherence. A data-driven(More)
The locations of the human primary hand cortical somatosensory and motor areas were estimated using structural and functional MRI, scalp-recorded somatosensory-evoked potential dipole localization, expert judgments based on cortical anatomy, and direct cortical stimulation and recording studies. The within-subject reliability of localization (across 3(More)
Angiostatin is a cleavage product of plasminogen that has anti-angiogenic properties. We investigated whether the effects of angiostatin on endothelial cells are mediated by ceramide, a lipid implicated in endothelial cell signaling. Our results demonstrate that angiostatin produces a transient increase in ceramide that correlates with actin stress fiber(More)
OBJECT DuraGen (Integra Neurosciences, Plainsboro, NJ, USA) is an avascular collagen matrix used for dural closure. Although, numerous animal models have been studied, histological transformation of DuraGen in humans has not been reported. MATERIAL AND METHOD We analyzed a sample of scarred DuraGen used in a craniectomy patient at time of delayed(More)
Approximately 50-80% of oligodendrogliomas demonstrate a combined loss of chromosome 1p and 19q. Chromosome 1p/19q deletion, appearing early in tumorigenesis, is associated with improved clinical outcomes, including response to chemotherapy and radiation. Although many hypotheses have been proposed, the molecular mechanisms underlying improved clinical(More)
Craniosynostosis, a condition in which the cranial sutures prematurely fuse, can lead to elevated intracranial pressure and craniofacial abnormalities in young children. Currently surgical intervention is the only therapeutic option for patients with this condition. Craniosynostosis has been associated with a variety of different gene mutations and(More)
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