Shauna N LeGrand

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PURPOSE Incidence and mortality rates for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have been rising for decades. Unfortunately, the molecular events that support RCC carcinogenesis remain poorly understood. In an effort to gain a better understanding of signaling events in clear cell RCC (cRCC), we investigated the antitumor activity of secreted frizzled-related protein(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a major health issue. Whereas localized disease can be cured surgically, there is no effective therapy for metastatic disease. The development of an effective therapy will require an understanding of the pathways that are important in RCC carcinogenesis and progression. Using genomic profiling of patient-matched tissue, we have(More)
Despite the rising incidence of clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the molecular events that support its development and progression remain unclear. Herein, we evaluate the association of endothelin 2 expression with both clear cell renal cell carcinoma development and progression-free survival. We conducted real-time polymerase chain reaction to determine(More)
Double-stranded DNA cleavage of light-activated lysine conjugates is strongly enhanced at the slightly acidic pH (<7) suitable for selective targeting of cancer cells. This enhancement stems from the presence of two amino groups of different basicities. The first amino group plays an auxiliary role by enhancing solubility and affinity to DNA, whereas the(More)
Loss of transforming growth factor-β receptor III (TβRIII) correlates with loss of transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) responsiveness and suggests a role for dysregulated TGF-β signaling in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) progression and metastasis. Here we identify that for all stages of ccRCC TβRIII expression is downregulated in patient-matched(More)
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