Mark J. Roth

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Protein arrays are described for screening of molecular markers and pathway targets in patient matched human tissue during disease progression. In contrast to previous protein arrays that immobilize the probe, our reverse phase protein array immobilizes the whole repertoire of patient proteins that represent the state of individual tissue cell populations(More)
Objective: To determine if genetic polymorphisms of CYP1A1, GSTM1, GSTP1, or GSTT1 are associated with an increased risk of developing esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), gastric cardia cancer (GCC), or either in a high-risk Asian population. Methods: We conducted a case-cohort analysis with 5 years of prospective follow-up. The analytical cohort(More)
Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a mycotoxin frequently found as a contaminant of cereal crops and may be etiologically associated with adverse health effects in developing countries where considerable quantities of contaminated crops are consumed. We investigated the metabolism of DON in rats as a basis to establish methodology for a candidate biomarker of human(More)
CD97 is a receptor that spans the membrane seven times, a defining feature of G protein-coupled receptors. CD97 is predominantly expressed in leukocytes, but the function and accurate protein structure of this receptor have not been described. We show here that CD97 has the novel property among G protein-coupled receptors characterized to date of being(More)
BACKGROUND In previous studies in the high risk population of Linxian, China, the majority of foci of high grade (moderate and severe) squamous dysplasia (HGD) and invasive squamous carcinoma (CA) of the esophagus were associated with endoscopically visible lesions that could be targeted for biopsy, but some foci of HGD were missed by routine endoscopic(More)
Using high-pressure liquid chromatography with ultraviolet-visible diode-array detection, we have analyzed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in the dichloromethane extracts of soot deposits from coal-burning stoves in several homes of Henan Province, China--including Linxian County, where esophageal cancer rates are some of the highest in the world.(More)
BACKGROUND Oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) has a very poor prognosis, which is largely due to late diagnosis. Successful early detection strategies will require identification of clinically relevant precursor lesions that can be targets for screening and treatment. AIMS To identify the clinically relevant histological precursors of OSCC. (More)
Esophageal cancer is a leading cause of cancer death, especially in developing countries. In high-risk regions, squamous cell carcinoma is the most common type of esophageal cancer, and its etiology remains poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and esophageal squamous cell(More)
Esophageal cancer is one of the most common fatal cancers worldwide. Deletions of genomic regions are thought to be important in esophageal carcinogenesis. We conducted a genomewide scan for regions of allelic loss using microdissected DNA from 11 esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma patients with a family history of upper gastrointestinal tract cancer from a(More)
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is a common fatal cancer, and Shanxi province, a region in north-central China, has some of the highest esophageal cancer rates in the world. Chromosomal regions with frequent allelic loss may point to major susceptibility genes that will assist us in understanding the molecular events involved in esophageal carcinogenesis(More)