Stephen R. Master

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BACKGROUND Microarray expression profiling has been widely used to identify differentially expressed genes in complex cellular systems. However, while such methods can be used to directly infer intracellular regulation within homogeneous cell populations, interpretation of in vivo gene expression data derived from complex organs composed of multiple cell(More)
Both human and mouse cells express an alternatively spliced variant of BRCA1, BRCA1-Delta11, which lacks exon 11 in its entirety, including putative nuclear localization signals. Consistent with this, BRCA1-Delta11 has been reported to reside in the cytoplasm, a localization that would ostensibly preclude it from playing a role in the nuclear processes in(More)
The use of DNA microarrays to study vertebrate organogenesis presents unique analytical challenges compared with expression profiling of homogeneous cell populations. We have used a general approach that permits the automated, unbiased identification of biologically relevant patterns of gene expression to study murine mammary gland development. Our studies(More)
The demand for personalized health care requires a wide range of diagnostic tools for determining patient prognosis and theragnosis (response to treatment). These tools present us with data that is both multi-modal (imaging and non-imaging) and multi-scale (pro-teomics, histology). By utilizing the information in these sources concurrently, we expect(More)
Race- and gender-variation in innate immunity may contribute to demographic differences in inflammatory and cardiometabolic disease; yet their influence on dynamic responses during inflammatory stress is poorly understood. Our objective was to examine race and gender influence on the response to experimental endotoxemia. The Genetics of Evoked Responses to(More)
Epidemiological studies have repeatedly demonstrated that women who undergo an early first full-term pregnancy have a significantly reduced lifetime risk of breast cancer. Similarly, rodents that have previously undergone a full-term pregnancy are highly resistant to carcinogen-induced breast cancer compared with age-matched nulliparous controls. Little(More)
Elevated fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is associated with cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease. As a potential mediating mechanism, FGF23 induces left ventricular hypertrophy; however, its role in arterial calcification is less clear. In order to study this, we quantified coronary artery and thoracic aorta calcium by computed(More)
BACKGROUND Multimodal data, especially imaging and non-imaging data, is being routinely acquired in the context of disease diagnostics; however, computational challenges have limited the ability to quantitatively integrate imaging and non-imaging data channels with different dimensionalities and scales. To the best of our knowledge relatively few attempts(More)
Quantitative histomorphometry (QH), computational tools to analyze digitized tissue histology, has become increasingly important for aiding pathologists in assessing cancer severity. In this study, we introduce a novel set of QH features utilizing co-occurring gland tensors (CGT) in localized cluster graphs to quantitatively evaluate prostate cancer (CaP)(More)
Chronic inflammation may contribute to insulin resistance (IR), metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis although evidence of causality is lacking in humans. We hypothesized that very low-dose experimental endotoxemia would induce adipose tissue inflammation and systemic IR during a low-grade but asymptomatic inflammatory response and thus provide an(More)