Stephanie Yu

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Metastasis to distant tissues is the chief driver of breast cancer-related mortality, but little is known about the systemic physiologic dynamics that regulate this process. To investigate the role of neuroendocrine activation in cancer progression, we used in vivo bioluminescence imaging to track the development of metastasis in an orthotopic mouse model(More)
"Phylodynamic" analysis combines various statistical procedures that can be used to correlate the epidemiological and evolutionary behavior of viral pathogens with the immune system of the host. We utilized this approach to examine human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) gp120 envelope DNA sequences (V1, V2, and V3) isolated from different brain(More)
The aim of this study was to identify gene expression profiles in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (sALS) patients to gain insights into the pathogenesis of ALS. We found that upregulation of LPS/TLR4-signaling associated genes was observed in the PMBCs from sALS patients after short-term cultivation,(More)
Highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) has had a significant impact on survival of individuals with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); however, with the longer life-span of patients with AIDS, there is increasing prevalence of AIDS dementia complex (ADC) and other non-AIDS-defining illness, and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are also common.(More)
r Res; 70( astasis to distant tissues is the chief driver of breast cancer–related mortality, but little is known about stemic physiologic dynamics that regulate this process. To investigate the role of neuroendocrine actiin cancer progression, we used in vivo bioluminescence imaging to track the development of metastasis orthotopic mouse model of breast(More)
Macropores in tissue engineering scaffolds provide space for vascularization, cell-proliferation and cellular interactions, and is crucial for successful tissue regeneration. Modulating the size and density of macropores may promote desirable cellular processes at different stages of tissue development. Most current techniques for fabricating macroporous(More)
Download astasis to distant tissues is the chief driver of breast cancer–related mortality, but little is known about stemic physiologic dynamics that regulate this process. To investigate the role of neuroendocrine actiin cancer progression, we used in vivo bioluminescence imaging to track the development of metastasis orthotopic mouse model of breast(More)
Polycomb group (PcG) proteins are major chromatin-bound factors that can read and modify chromatin states to maintain gene silencing throughout development. Here we focus on a close homolog of the PcG protein Posterior sex combs to better understand how these proteins affect regulation. This homolog, called Suppressor 2 of zeste [Su(z)2] is composed of two(More)
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