Lori Gomez

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There is evidence that primary aldosteronism (PA) may be common in patients with essential hypertension (EH) when determinations of serum aldosterone (SA), plasma renin activity (PRA), and the SA/PRA ratio are used as screening. An inherited form of primary hyperaldosteronism is the glucocorticoid-remediable aldosteronism (GRA) caused by an unequal crossing(More)
Recently, a novel mutation in the promoter region of the angiotensinogen gene that involves the presence of an adenine instead of a guanine 6 bp upstream from the transcription initiation site (A(-6)G) has been shown to induce an increase in gene transcription. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of the A(-6)G mutation in essential(More)
BACKGROUND Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an extremely common disease of older men characterized by increased growth of prostatic epithelial and stromal cells. Previously we showed that senescent epithelial cells accumulate in the prostate of aging men and secrete interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1 alpha). IL-8 is also present at increased levels in BPH(More)
DNA microarray-based gene expression profiles have been established for a variety of adult cancers. This paper addresses application of an artificial neural network (ANN) with leave-one-out testsing and 8-fold cross-validation for analyzing DNA microarray data to identify genes predictive of recurrence after prostatectomy. Among 725 genes screened for ANN(More)
Different ligand densities of monoclonal antibody (Mab) CB.Hep-1 were studied during covalent coupling on Sepharose CL-4B for recombinant hepatitis B surface antigen (rHBsAg) immunoaffinity purification. Ligand densities of 2.2, 3.2, 4.2 and 5.2 mg Mab/ml immunosorbents, respectively, were assayed during five cycles of immunoaffinity chromatography (IAC).(More)
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