Rosalyn B. Irby

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BACKGROUND New tumor markers and markers of tumor progression are needed for improved staging and for better assessment of treatment of many cancers. Gene expression profiling techniques offer the opportunity to discover such markers. We investigated the feasibility of sample pooling strategy in combination with a novel analysis algorithm to identify(More)
The adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene, a member of the WNT pathway, has been shown to assign intestinal epithelial cells to a program of proliferation or differentiation through regulation of the beta-catenin/TCF-4 complex. Wild-type APC, in certain cellular contexts, appears to induce differentiation and apoptosis, although mutant forms of APC, known(More)
Sterol carrier protein x (SCPx) plays a critical role in the peroxisomal oxidation of fatty acids. It has been previously demonstrated in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats that SCPx expression is induced in association with an elevation in serum fatty acid and triglyceride levels. To elucidate the mechanisms underlying the expression of this gene during(More)
BACKGROUND Diminished expression or activity of prostate apoptosis response protein 4 (Par-4) has been demonstrated in a number of cancers, although reports on Par-4 expression during colon cancer progression are lacking. An understanding of the molecular events in conjunction with the genetic networks affected by Par-4 is warranted. RESULTS Colon cancer(More)
Src has been implicated in the development and progression of human colon cancer. Because the capacity for tumor cells to dissociate from the primary tumor is a critical step in the development of metastases, the effect of a naturally occurring, activated Src-531 on intercellular adhesion was examined. Homotypic adhesion was assessed using dissociation(More)
Src kinase has long been recognized as a factor in the progression of colorectal cancer and seems to play a specific role in the development of the metastatic phenotype. In spite of numerous studies conducted to elucidate the exact role of Src in cancer progression, downstream targets of Src remain poorly understood. Gene expression profiling has permitted(More)
Phenylbutyl isoselenocyanate (ISC-4) is an Akt inhibitor with demonstrated preclinical efficacy against melanoma and colon cancer. In this study, we sought to improve the clinical utility of ISC-4 by identifying a synergistic combination with FDA-approved anti-cancer therapies, a relevant and appropriate disease setting for testing, and biomarkers of(More)
The prostate apoptosis response protein 4 (Par-4) is a tumor-suppressor that has been shown to induce cancer-cell selective apoptosis in a variety of cancers. The regulation of Par-4 expression and activity is a relatively understudied area, and identifying novel regulators of Par-4 may serve as novel therapeutic targets. To identify novel regulators of(More)
Large granular lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia is characterized by clonal expansion of antigen-activated cytotoxic T cells (CTL). Patients frequently exhibit seroreactivity against a human T-cell leukemia virus (HTLV) epitope, BA21. Aplastic anemia, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria and myelodysplastic syndrome are bone marrow failure diseases that can also be(More)
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