Phillip J. Mueller

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Drug metabolism/disposition and transporter genes may influence predisposition or prognosis of AML (acute myeloid leukemia) patients. We analyzed polymorphisms in 3 transporters and 4 drug metabolism genes in 293 Israeli individuals (112 AML patients and 181 controls). We analyzed: ABCC3 (MRP3) C-211T; ABCG2 (BCRP) C421A; CNT1 (SLC28A1) G565A and NAT1,(More)
ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter expression and genetic heterogeneity have been implicated in response to anticancer therapy. This study characterized genetic variability of the ABCB1 (also known as MDR1), ABCC2 (MRP2) and ABCG2 (BCRP) genes, which are key players in the metabolism of many chemotherapeutic agents including those used in the treatment(More)
The prognosis of lung cancer patients treated with chemotherapy is poor, motivating the search for predictive factors. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in membrane transporter genes could influence the pharmacokinetics of cytostatic drugs and therefore affect treatment outcome. We examined 6 SNPs with known or suspected phenotypic effect: ABCG2 G34A,(More)
The homeostasis of the immune system is tightly controlled by both cell-extrinsic and -intrinsic mechanisms. These regulators, not all known to date, drive cells in and out of quiescence when and where required to allow the immune system to function. In this article, we describe a deficiency in deoxycytidine kinase (DCK), one of the major enzymes of the(More)
BACKGROUND Some single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are known to modify the risk of developing certain diseases or the reaction to drugs. Due to next generation sequencing methods the number of known human SNPs has grown. Not all SNPs lead to a modified protein, which may be the origin of a disease. Therefore, the recognition of functional SNPs is(More)
INTRODUCTION We investigated the single-nucleotide polymorphism C-938A in the apoptotic gene BCL-2 to assess the potential impact as a genetic marker for response to chemotherapy and outcome prediction in small cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients. Such a marker might help optimize lung cancer treatment in a tailored approach. METHODS DNA derived from(More)
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