Suhail Nasim

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A unique transient leukemia (TL) has been described in newborns with Down syndrome (DS; or trisomy 21 mosaics). This leukemia has a high incidence of spontaneous remission; however, early death and subsequent development of acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL) have been reported. We prospectively evaluated 48 infants with DS and TL to determine the(More)
BACKGROUND Development of quality-control criteria to ensure reproducibility of microarray results for potential clinical application is still in its infancy. METHODS In the present studies we developed quality-control criteria and evaluated their effect in microarray data analysis using total RNA from cell lines, frozen tumors, and a commercially(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to discover protein biomarkers that differentiate malignant from nonmalignant cell populations, especially early protein alterations that signal the initiation of a developing cancer. We hypothesized that Surface Enhanced Laser Desorption/Ionization-time of flight-mass spectrometry-assisted protein profiling could(More)
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique offers a promising alternative to tissue culture for the rapid and sensitive detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. However, high levels of background amplification detected in samples containing water but no DNA make interpretation of borderline positive samples extremely difficult and reduce the(More)
Dichloroacetic (DCA) and trichloroacetic (TCA) acids, two major by-products formed during chlorine disinfection of drinking water, increase the incidence of tumors in B6C3F1 mice by 6- and 3-fold respectively. In order to understand better the mechanism by which these two compounds induce liver tumors, the incidence and spectrum of mutations in the K- and(More)
Over 90% of prostate cancers express telomerase activity. In an experimental model, hsp90 and p23, which are necessary for telomerase assembly and function, dramatically increase during tumorigenic conversion. We immunohistochemically analyzed 60 prostate carcinomas, 50 prostatic intraepithelial neoplasias (PIN) and 25 benign prostatic tissues to determine(More)
Two hundred fifteen patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) participated in a prospective longitudinal study of HIV-related heart disease. Evaluation included signal-averaged electrocardiography and echocardiography. Fifteen patients underwent endomyocardial biopsy, 5 had cardiovascular symptoms and 10 did not. Cardiac myocytes or(More)
The p21 protein inhibits cyclin-dependent kinases and mediates cell-cycle arrest and cell differentiation. It is induced by wild-type p53, but not by mutant p53. This study of 75 patients with endometrial carcinoma investigates the relationship between p21 expression and the functional status of p53, and the usefulness of p21 as a prognostic marker.(More)
Tumorigenesis in humans and experimental animals appears to involve the activation of ras protooncogenes for a number of organ systems and seems to be important to the development of the metastatic phenotype in several model systems. Clinically, the presence of activated ras protooncogenes has been reported to be a negative prognostic factor in the(More)
The development of a reliable polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique for the routine detection of clonal immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) gene rearrangements would represent an attractive alternative to Southern hybridization analysis because of the relative simplicity of PCR protocols, and because the requirements for both quality and quantity of DNA(More)