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DNA microarray technology can accommodate a multifaceted analysis of the expression of genes in an organism. The wealth of spatiotemporal data generated by this technology allows researchers to potentially reverse engineer a particular genetic network. "Fuzzy logic" has been proposed as a method to analyze the relationships between genes and help decipher a(More)
Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) constitute the bulk of human genetic variation and provide excellent markers to identify genetic factors contributing to complex disease susceptibility. A rapid, sensitive, and inexpensive assay is important for large-scale SNP scoring. Here we report the development of a multiplex SNP detection system using silicon(More)
FtsZ, a bacterial homolog of tubulin, forms a structural element called the FtsZ ring (Z ring) at the predivisional midcell site and sets up a scaffold for the assembly of other cell division proteins. The genetic aspects of FtsZ-catalyzed cell division and its assembly dynamics in Mycobacterium tuberculosis are unknown. Here, with an M. tuberculosis strain(More)
The mechanosensitive channel of large conductance, MscL, of Escherichia coli is one of the best-studied mechanosensitive proteins. Although the structure of the closed or "nearly-closed" state of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis ortholog has been solved and mechanisms of gating have been proposed, the transition from the closed to the open states remains(More)
Spine SBRT involves the delivery of very high doses of radiation to targets adjacent to the spinal cord and is most commonly delivered in a single fraction. Highly conformal planning and accurate delivery of such plans is imperative for successful treatment without catastrophic adverse effects. End-to-end testing is an important practice for evaluating the(More)
The preparation of novel 5-aryl-2-thio-1,3,4-oxadiazoles 4a-41 and the computer-aided study of their in vitro anti-tubercular activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv (ATCC 27294) are reported. The average accuracy of the electronic-topological method and neural network methods applied to the activity prediction in leave-one-out cross validation is(More)
Expansion of a stem-like subpopulation with increased growth and survival potential is thought to drive colorectal tumor growth and progression. We investigated a CD44-positive (CD44((+))) subpopulation with extended growth and survival capacity in the human colon adenoma cell line LT97. This subpopulation expressed elevated levels of fibroblast growth(More)
In vitro screening of thiacetazone derivatives indicated that two derivatives, SRI-286 and SRI-224, inhibited a panel of 25 Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) isolates at concentrations of 2 micro g/ml or lower. In mice, SRI-224 and thiacetazone had no significant activity against the MAC in livers and spleens, but treatment with SRI-286 resulted in(More)