Leslie M Rozeboom

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The Abeta1-42 peptide that is overproduced in Alzheimer's disease (AD) from a large precursor protein has a normal amino acid sequence but, when liberated, misfolds at neutral pH to form "protofibrils" and fibrils that are rich in beta-sheets. We find that these protofibrils or fibrils are toxic to certain neuronal cells that carry Ca-permeant(More)
Mechanisms to safely eliminate amyloids and preamyloid oligomers associated with many devastating diseases are urgently needed. Biophysical principles dictate that small molecules are unlikely to perturb large intermolecular protein-protein interfaces, let alone extraordinarily stable amyloid interfaces. Yet 4,5-dianilinophthalimide (DAPH-1) reverses(More)
Lung cancers express lower levels of prostacyclin than normal lung tissues. Prostacyclin prevents lung cancer in a variety of mouse models. A randomized phase II trial comparing oral iloprost (a prostacyclin analog) with placebo in high-risk subjects showed improvement in bronchial histology in former, but not current, smokers. This placebo-controlled study(More)
AIM Vote counting is frequently used in meta-analyses to rank biomarker candidates, but to our knowledge, there have been no independent assessments of its validity. Here, we used predictions from a recent meta-analysis to determine how well number of supporting studies, combined sample size and mean fold change performed as vote-counting strategy criteria.(More)
INTRODUCTION Immunotherapy targeting the programmed death 1 (PD-1)/programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) checkpoint has shown promising efficacy in patients with NSCLC. Lymphocyte activating 3 gene (LAG-3) is another important checkpoint, and its role in NSCLC is still not clear. In this study we investigated lymphocyte activing 3 (LAG-3) protein expression;(More)
BACKGROUND Immunotherapy targeting the programmed death-1 (PD-1)/programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) checkpoint has shown the good outcomes in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We investigated PD-1 and PD-L1 protein expression and their correlation with tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs), and association with survival in NSCLC. MATERIAL AND METHODS The(More)
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a highly aggressive malignancy with few therapeutic advances in the treatment in recent decades. Based on a recent study that identified the spliceosome as a therapeutic vulnerability in MYC-driven breast cancers, we evaluated the efficacy of a spliceosome inhibitor in SCLC cell lines and analyzed the correlation with MYC(More)
OBJECTIVES Immunotherapy that targets the programmed death-1/programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) axis has been approved for treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients in many countries. However, our current understanding of the role of immunotherapies on NSCLC patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation, following acquisition(More)
Immunotherapy has recently become widely used in lung cancer. Many oncologists are focused on cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4), programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) and programmed cell death-1 (PD-1). Immunotherapy targeting the PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoints has shown promising efficacy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but questions remain to be(More)
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