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The Ataxia-telangiectasia-mutated (ATM) gene product is a well-characterized tumor suppressor that plays a key role in maintenance of genomic stability. We have recently documented that the ATM promoter is a target for epigenetic silencing in cultured tumor cells. Here we show that aberrant methylation of the ATM promoter occurs in a significant percentage(More)
Recent findings suggest that DNA alkylating agents trigger cellular responses that overlap those activated after ionizing radiation. Moreover, activation of these responses is dependent upon a functional mismatch repair (MMR) system. These developments led us to test if MMR-deficient cells may be compromised in their ability to activate appropriate cellular(More)
Several epidemiological studies on ataxia–telangiectasia families indicate that obligate ATM heterozygotes display an elevated risk for developing breast cancer. However, a molecular basis for a potential link between diminished ATM function and sporadic breast malignancy remains elusive. Here, we show that 78% (18 out of a panel of 23) of surgically(More)
The ATM/p53 pathway plays a critical role in maintenance of genome integrity and can be targeted for inactivation by a number of characterized mechanisms including somatic genetic/epigenetic alterations and expression of oncogenic viral proteins. Here, we examine a panel of 24 SCCHN tumors using various molecular approaches for the presence of human(More)
Tri-n-butyl phosphate (TBP) is an important extractant used in the solvent extraction process for recovering uranium and plutonium from used nuclear fuel. An atomistic molecular dynamics study was used to understand the fundamental molecular-level behavior of extracting agents in solution. Atomistic parametrization was carried out using the AMBER force(More)
The Ataxia-telangiectasia-mutated (ATM) gene product is a well-characterized tumor suppressor that plays a key role in maintenance of genomic stability. We have recently documented that the ATM promoter is a target for epigenetic silencing in cultured tumor cells. Here we show that aberrant methylation of the ATM promoter occurs in a significant percentage(More)
Tri-n-butyl phosphate (TBP), a representative of neutral organophosphorous metal-ion-extracting reagents, is an important ligand used in solvent extraction processes for the recovery of uranium and plutonium from spent nuclear fuel, as well as other non-nuclear applications. Ligand-ligand and organic solvent-ligand interactions play an important role in(More)
Tri-n-butyl phosphate (TBP), a representative of neutral organophosphorous ligands, is an important extractant used in the solvent extraction process for the recovery of uranium and plutonium from spent nuclear fuel. Microscopic pictures of TBP isomerism and its behavior in n-dodecane diluent were investigated utilizing MD simulations with previously(More)
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