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A highly distinctive subset of renal neoplasms of children and young adults contains a t(6;11)(p21;q12), a translocation recently been shown to result in fusion of Alpha, a gene on 11q12, with the transcription factor gene TFEB on 6p21. To define the clinicopathologic spectrum of this nascent entity and to establish immunohistochemical (IHC) and molecular(More)
Wilms tumor is a pediatric kidney cancer associated with inactivation of the WT1 tumor-suppressor gene in 5 to 10% of cases. Using a high-resolution screen for DNA copy-number alterations in Wilms tumor, we identified somatic deletions targeting a previously uncharacterized gene on the X chromosome. This gene, which we call WTX, is inactivated in(More)
Development of the vascular disease pulmonary hypertension (PH) involves disparate molecular pathways that span multiple cell types. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) may coordinately regulate PH progression, but the integrative functions of miRNAs in this process have been challenging to define with conventional approaches. Here, analysis of the molecular network(More)
RATIONALE Lymphatic vessels in the respiratory tract normally mature into a functional network during the neonatal period, but under some pathological conditions they can grow as enlarged, dilated sacs that result in the potentially lethal condition of pulmonary lymphangiectasia. OBJECTIVE We sought to determine whether overexpression of the(More)
The limitations of post mortem detection of early myocardial infarction by hematoxylin and eosin staining stimulated a search for the development of improved diagnostic methods based on biochemical and morphologic changes. Methods used and/or investigated included electron microscopic examination, gross and microscopic histochemical stains (tetrazolium(More)
MITF, TFE3, TFEB, and TFEC comprise a transcription factor family (MiT) that regulates key developmental pathways in several cell lineages. Like MYC, MiT members are basic helix-loop-helix-leucine zipper transcription factors. MiT members share virtually perfect homology in their DNA binding domains and bind a common DNA motif. Translocations of TFE3 occur(More)
OBJECTIVE To utilize real-time electrical impedance tomography to guide lung protective ventilation in an animal model of acute respiratory distress syndrome. DESIGN Prospective animal study. SETTING Animal research center. SUBJECTS Twelve Yorkshire swine (15 kg). INTERVENTIONS Lung injury was induced with saline lavage and augmented using large(More)
We report a distinctive lesion of the labium majus resected in 14 girls from 3.9 to 13.2 years of age. All presented with enlargement of 1 or occasionally both labia majora. Radiographic imaging and surgical exploration showed expansion of the labium majus without definable borders. Grossly, specimens consisted of fibro-fatty tissue from 2 to 8 cm in(More)
Identification of lymphatic vessels in normal tissue and vascular malformations has been considerably enhanced by the recently discovered lymphatic endothelial markers D2-40 and LYVE-1. However, comparative analysis of these two antibodies in the evaluation of lymphatic malformations has not been widely reported. We evaluated twenty lymphatic malformations(More)
Congenital pulmonary malformations represent a heterogeneous group of developmental disorders affecting the lung parenchyma, the arterial supply to the lung, and the lung's venous drainage. In both asymptomatic and symptomatic pediatric patients with congenital pulmonary malformations, the diagnosis of such malformations usually requires imaging evaluation,(More)