Nathan Johnson

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CONTEXT Debate exists on overactive bladder (OAB) treatment-response assessment in clinical trials and the nature and shortcomings of the different endpoints used in OAB clinical research. OBJECTIVE To evaluate current evidence and tools that measure OAB treatment response in clinical trials and to inform the development of a new multidimensional(More)
In order to compare methods of counting asbestos fibers in lung tissue, seven laboratories participated in an interlaboratory trial in which tissue samples from five human lungs were analyzed. In some laboratories, fiber concentrations were assessed with the light microscope and, in others, with either scanning or transmission electron microscopes. Within(More)
Previous data suggest that liver glutathione (GSH) serves as a cyst(e)ine reservoir in rats starved or fed cyst(e)ine-deficient diets. In the present study we investigated whether extrahepatic tissue GSH concentrations also decreased during cystine (Cys-Cys) depletion and whether excess dietary cystine increased tissue GSH and cysteine (Cys) concentrations.(More)
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer diagnosed in children under the age of 15. In addition to genetic aberrations, epigenetic modifications such as DNA methylation are altered in cancer and impact gene expression. To identify epigenetic alterations in ALL, genome-wide methylation profiles were generated using the methylated CpG(More)
A complete understanding of the mechanisms involved in the development of pre-B ALL is lacking. In this study, we integrated DNA methylation data and gene expression data to elucidate the impact of aberrant intergenic DNA methylation on gene expression in pre-B ALL. We found a subset of differentially methylated intergenic loci that were associated with(More)
Tremendous advances in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and high-throughput omics methods have brought us one step closer towards mechanistic understanding of the complex disease at the molecular level. In this review, we discuss four basic regulatory mechanisms implicated in complex genetic diseases, such as cancer, neurological disorders, heart disease,(More)
Calcium-modulating cyclophilin ligand (Caml) is a ubiquitously expressed cytoplasmic protein that is involved in multiple signaling and developmental pathways. An observation in our laboratory of a protein–protein interaction between Caml and the cytoplasmic region of Cadherin23 led us to speculate that Caml might be important in the inner ear and play a(More)
OBJECTIVE Facial acne has been associated with impaired health-related quality of life, which is an essential patient outcome for evaluating the success of acne treatment. In consideration of the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new recommendations on patient reported outcome (PRO) measures, the objectives of this study were to (1) establish the need(More)