Tadas K Rimkus

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The sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling pathway is a major regulator of cell differentiation, cell proliferation, and tissue polarity. Aberrant activation of the Shh pathway has been shown in a variety of human cancers, including, basal cell carcinoma, malignant gliomas, medulloblastoma, leukemias, and cancers of the breast, lung, pancreas, and prostate.(More)
We have studied dose-dependent effects of alfentanil, fentanyl and morphine on mid-latency auditory evoked potentials (MLAEP). Anaesthesia was induced with alfentanil 100 micrograms kg-1 every 5 min to a total dose of 500 micrograms kg-1 (group I, n = 10), fentanyl 10 micrograms kg-1 every 7 min to a total dose of 50 micrograms kg-1 (group II, n = 10) or(More)
Tumor suppressor candidate 2 (TUSC2, also known as FUS1) was identified in 2000 as a candidate tumor suppressor gene located in a region on chromosome 3p21.3 that is homozygously deleted in some lung and breast cancers. The deletion is rare in lung and breast cancers, but is frequent in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Evidence to date indicates that TUSC2(More)
Breast cancer occurs in approximately 1 in 8 women and 1 in 37 women with breast cancer succumbed to the disease. Over the past decades, new diagnostic tools and treatments have substantially improved the prognosis of women with local diseases. However, women with metastatic disease still have a dismal prognosis without effective treatments. Among different(More)
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Over 90% of breast cancer deaths are attributable to metastasis. Our lab has recently reported that AKT activates heat shock factor 1 (HSF1), leading to epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in HER2-positive breast cancer. However, it is unknown whether(More)
OBJECTIVE Intraoperative awareness, and especially the perception of auditory stimuli occur occasionally under general anaesthesia with high-dose opioids. Mid-latency auditory evoked potentials (MLAEP) reflect the primary cortical processing of auditory stimuli. Hence, we studied the effects of fentanyl on MLAEP. METHODS Institutional approval and(More)
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