Tamara T Myers

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BACKGROUND Controversy exists concerning the utility of routine cholecystectomy during bariatric surgery. We report our series of bariatric surgical procedures at our institution without concurrent cholecystectomy. METHODS From October 2003 to August 2005, 621 morbidly obese patients underwent a weight loss operation. Preoperatively, each patient had(More)
Class I histone deacetylases (HDACs) participate in the regulation of DNA-templated processes such as transcription and replication. Members of this class can act locally at specific sites, or they can act more globally, contributing to a baseline acetylation state, both of which actions may be important for genome maintenance and organization. We(More)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second-most common cause of cancer-related mortality. The most important prognostic factors are lymph node (LN) involvement and extranodal metastasis. Our objective is to investigate the interactions between CD133(+)CXCR4(+) (CXC receptor 4) colorectal cancer tumor-initiating cells (Co-TICs) and the LN stromal microenvironment(More)
Molecular cloning is an important procedure in molecular biology, but this is often a rate-limiting step and can be very time-consuming, possibly due to low ligation efficiency. Here, we describe a simple polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based strategy to approach 100% selection efficiency. The post-ligation mixture containing the recombinant was subjected(More)