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Phytochrome is a family of photoreceptors that regulates plant photomorphogenesis; the best-characterized member of this family is phytochrome A. Here, we report the identification of novel mutations at three Arabidopsis loci (fhy1, fhy2, and fhy3) that confer an elongated hypocotyl in far-red but not in white light. fhy2 mutants are phytochrome A(More)
Endometriosis is a common disease seen by gynecologists. Clinical features involve pelvic pain and unexplained infertility. Although endometriosis is pathologically characterized by endometrial tissue outside the normal uterine location, endometriosis is otherwise not easily explained. Endometriomas, endometriotic cysts of the ovary, typically cause pain(More)
OBJECTIVE This retrospective study was designed to evaluate the clinicopathologic features and outcomes of a cohort of patients diagnosed with uterine smooth muscle tumor of uncertain malignant potential (STUMP) seen at a single institution. METHODS All patients diagnosed with uterine STUMP and seen between 1990 and 2005 at The University of Texas M. D.(More)
A cDNA library was constructed from the mRNA of the Ig lambda producing Burkitt's lymphoma cell line, EB4. Overlapping clones encompassing the coding sequence of the Ig lambda mRNA were isolated and sequenced. The predicted amino acid sequence shows a short hydrophobic leader peptide and a mature polypeptide of 217 residues in which V, J and C regions can(More)
Uterine leiomyosarcoma (ULMS) is a rare gynecologic malignancy with a low survival rate. Currently, there is no effective treatment for ULMS. Infrequent occurrences of human ULMS hamper the understanding of the initiation and progression of the disease, thereby limiting the ability to develop efficient therapies. To elucidate the roles of the p53 and BRCA1(More)
We report the first isolation and characterisation of a human Ig V lambda gene. The gene was isolated from a recombinant phage library of human chromosome 22 using a mouse Ig lambda cDNA as probe. DNA sequence analysis predicts a short leader peptide interrupted by an intron of 88 nucleotides, and a mature polypeptide of 96-97 amino acids which shares 61%(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNA) regulate complex patterns of gene expression, and the relevance of altered miRNA expression to ovarian cancer remains to be elucidated. By comprehensively profiling expression of miRNAs and mRNAs in serous ovarian tumors and cell lines and normal ovarian surface epithelium, we identified hundreds of potential miRNA-mRNA targeting(More)
Common symptoms of upper respiratory infections, such as sore throat, cough, and inflammation, are often caused by bacteria, sometimes as a complication of virus infection. Extracts of Echinacea purpurea (Asteraceae) have been advocated traditionally for use by individuals suffering from these symptoms, although the underlying basis for the beneficial(More)
OBJECTIVE Obesity and estrogen are strong risk factors for endometrial cancer (EC). Whereas diabetes also increases the risk, little is known about related insulin resistance (IR). The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of IR in newly diagnosed EC patients. STUDY DESIGN EC patients from a large, metropolitan county were prospectively(More)
We have increased the efficiency of electroporation of lymphoid cells over fifty fold by optimising several biological and electrical parameters. Under optimised conditions, the electroporation efficiency was comparable to that reported for other cell types. Actively dividing cells were crucial for high transient transfection signal. The two most important(More)