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Glucose homeostasis depends on insulin responsiveness in target tissues, most importantly, muscle and liver. The critical initial steps in insulin action include phosphorylation of scaffolding proteins and activation of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase. These early events lead to activation of the serine-threonine protein kinase Akt, also known as protein(More)
The serine-threonine kinase Akt, also known as protein kinase B (PKB), is an important effector for phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase signaling initiated by numerous growth factors and hormones. Akt2/PKBbeta, one of three known mammalian isoforms of Akt/PKB, has been demonstrated recently to be required for at least some of the metabolic actions of insulin(More)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in men and the second most common cancer in women worldwide. Both genetic and epigenetic alterations are common in CRC and are the driving force of tumorigenesis. The adenoma-carcinoma sequence was proposed in the 1980s that described transformation of normal colorectal epithelium to an adenoma and(More)
PURPOSE Giant condyloma acuminatum or Buschke-Loewenstein tumor of the anorectal and perianal regions is an uncommon entity that has not been extensively reviewed. We analyzed 42 known cases of giant condyloma acuminatum in the English literature and reviewed their behavior and management. METHODS All reported cases of giant condyloma acuminatum in the(More)
J. Esquivel, R. Sticca, P. Sugarbaker, E. Levine, T. D. Yan, R. Alexander, D. Baratti, D. Bartlett, R. Barone, P. Barrios, S. Bieligk, P. Bretcha-Boix, C. K. Chang, F. Chu, Q. Chu, S. Daniel, E. deBree, M. Deraco, L. Dominguez-Parra, D. Elias, R. Flynn, J. Foster, A. Garofalo, F. N. Gilly, O. Glehen, A. Gomez-Portilla, L. Gonzalez-Bayon, S. Gonzalez-Moreno,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the major factors governing patient outcome after hepatic resection of metastatic colorectal cancer and to formulate criteria for optimal resection. PATIENTS We reviewed records of 74 patients (44 men, 30 women) who underwent resection of colorectal liver metastases. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Sex, age, primary tumor location; Dukes(More)
On 14 September 2015, a gravitational wave signal from a coalescing black hole binary system was observed by the Advanced LIGO detectors. This paper describes the transient noise backgrounds used to determine the significance of the event (designated GW150914) and presents the results of investigations into potential correlated or uncorrelated sources of(More)
Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas are rare tumors. We identified predictive factors that are associated with long-term survival (≥5 years). Fifty patients with a diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas were retrospectively evaluated. The following factors were evaluated for disease-specific mortality: age, sex, primary tumor location,(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate satisfaction with work-life balance (WLB) and career plans of US oncologists. METHODS The American Society of Clinical Oncology conducted a survey of US oncologists evaluating satisfaction with WLB and career plans between October 2012 and March 2013. The sample included equal numbers of men and women from all career stages. RESULTS(More)
We report the observation of a gravitational-wave signal produced by the coalescence of two stellar-mass black holes. The signal, GW151226, was observed by the twin detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) on December 26, 2015 at 03:38:53 UTC. The signal was initially identified within 70 s by an online matched-filter(More)