Sarah F Giardina

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During disease progression the cells that comprise solid malignancies undergo significant changes in gene copy number and chromosome structure. Colorectal cancer provides an excellent model to study this process. To indentify and characterize chromosomal abnormalities in colorectal cancer, we performed a statistical analysis of 299 expression and 130 SNP(More)
PURPOSE Aberrant promoter methylation and genomic instability occur frequently during colorectal cancer development. CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP) has been shown to associate with microsatellite instability, and BRAF mutation and is often found in the right-side colon. Nevertheless, the relative importance of CIMP and chromosomal instability (CIN)(More)
Connexin 43 (Cx43) is thought to be present largely in the plasma membrane and its function solely to provide low resistance electrical connection between myocytes. A recent report suggested the presence of Cx43 in the mitochondria as well. We confirmed the presence of Cx43 in the mitochondria isolated from adult rat ventricles with the Cx43(More)
PURPOSE The growth-related oncogene alpha (GROalpha) is a secreted interleukin-like molecule that interacts with the CXCR2 G-protein-coupled receptor. We found that the mRNA and protein products of GROalpha are more highly expressed in neoplastic than normal colon epithelium, and we studied potential mechanisms by which GROalpha may contribute to tumor(More)
The current study aimed to understand the anti-apoptotic effect of overexpressed gap junction forming protein connexin (Cx) 43 in C6 glioma cells. C6 cells exposed to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) or staurosporine demonstrated morphological and biochemical changes consistent with apoptosis, whereas C6 cells expressing Cx43 demonstrated relative resistance to(More)
High-density single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) mapping arrays have identified chromosomal features whose importance to cancer predisposition and progression is not yet clearly defined. Of interest is that the genomes of normal somatic cells (reflecting the combined parental germ-line contributions) often contain long homozygous stretches. These(More)
OBJECTIVE Long-term cardiac memory (LTCM), expressed as a specific pattern of T-wave change on ECG, is associated with 1) reduced transient outward potassium current (I(to)), 2) reduced mRNA for the pore-forming protein of I(to), Kv4.3, 3) reduced cAMP response element binding protein (CREB), and 4) diminished binding to its docking site on the DNA, the(More)
Previous studies have shown that among populations with a high rate of consanguinity, there is a significant increase in the prevalence of cancer. Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array data (Affymetrix, 50K XbaI) analysis revealed long regions of homozygosity in genomic DNAs taken from tumor and matched normal tissues of colorectal cancer (CRC)(More)
T-cadherin is a 95kDa glycoprotein member of the cadherin family of adhesion molecules attached to the extracellular surface of the cell membrane through a glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchor. Whether a T-cadherin ectodomain apical targeting signal or the GPI-anchor itself targets this protein to the apical membrane is not known. Chimeras of the(More)
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