Nigel F McCarthy

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Pancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Western societies. This poor prognosis is due to chemotherapeutic drug resistance and metastatic spread. Evidence suggests that microtubule proteins namely, β-tubulins are dysregulated in tumor cells and are involved in regulating chemosensitivity. However, the role of β-tubulins in pancreatic(More)
BACKGROUND Transplantation of human hematopoietic stem cells is the only true test of their long-term repopulation potential. Models are readily available to evaluate murine hematopoietic stem cells, but few exist that allow reliable quantification of human stem cells. The non-obese diabetic-severe combined immunodeficient (NOD-SCID) mouse model enables(More)
The twitcher mouse is a model of human Krabbe's disease caused by a mutation in the galacto-cerebrosidase gene. As a result of deficient catabolism of myelin, death of oligodendrocytes and demyelination occur widely in the central and peripheral nervous system, making it an ideal model for investigation of myelin repair strategies. Here we describe the use(More)
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