Nikhil Joseph Sebastian

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Small nuclear RNAs (snRNAs) are essential factors in messenger RNA splicing. By means of homozygosity mapping and deep sequencing, we show that a gene encoding U4atac snRNA, a component of the minor U12-dependent spliceosome, is mutated in individuals with microcephalic osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type I (MOPD I), a severe developmental disorder(More)
BACKGROUND Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) shows high heritability, yet efforts to find predisposing genes have been largely negative. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to identify susceptibility genes for PTC. METHODS A genome-wide linkage analysis was performed in 38 families. Targeted association study and screening were performed in 2(More)
PURPOSE Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma that harbors the PAX3-FOXO1 fusion gene (t-ARMS) is a common and lethal subtype of this childhood malignancy. Improvement in clinical outcomes in this disease is predicated upon the identification of novel therapeutic targets. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Robust mouse models were used for in vivo analysis, and molecular studies(More)
PURPOSE We employed a metabolomics-based approach with the goal to better understand the molecular signatures of glioblastoma cells and tissues, with an aim toward identifying potential targetable biomarkers for developing more effective and novel therapies. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We used liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (LC-MS/Q-TOF and(More)
With the advent of numerous languages it is difficult to realize the edge of one language in a particular scope over another one. We are making an effort, realizing these few issues and comparing some main stream languages like Java, and Scheme keeping in mind some core issues in program development.
BACKGROUND The Pediatric Preclinical Testing Program (PPTP) has been successfully used to determine the efficacy of novel agents against solid tumors by testing them within a mouse-flank in vivo model. To date, radiation therapy has not been applied to this system. We report on the feasibility and biologic outcomes of a pilot study using alveolar and(More)
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