Theodora E. Danciu

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Heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor (HB-EGF), a member of the ErbB receptor ligand family, exists in distinct molecular forms with disparate biological activities. Previous studies have shown that the HB-EGF precursor, proHB-EGF, localizes to the cytoplasm of transitional cells of the human bladder urothelium and that the soluble form(More)
The use of small antimicrobial peptides or bacteriocins, like nisin, to treat cancer is a new approach that holds great promise. Nisin exemplifies this new approach because it has been used safely in humans for many years as a food preservative, and recent laboratory studies support its anti-tumor potential in head and neck cancer. Previously, we showed(More)
BACKGROUND Although population studies have greatly improved our understanding of migraine, they have relied on retrospective self-reports that are subject to memory error and experimenter-induced bias. Furthermore, these studies also lack specifics from the actual time that attacks were occurring, and how patients express and share their ongoing suffering.(More)
Endothelial cells play a complex role in the pathobiology of cancer. This role is not limited to the making of blood vessels to allow for influx of oxygen and nutrients required for the high metabolic demands of tumor cells. Indeed, it has been recently shown that tumor-associated endothelial cells secrete molecules that enhance tumor cell survival and(More)
Heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor (HB-EGF), a member of the ErbB receptor ligand family, exists in distinct molecular forms with disparate biological activities. Previous studies have shown that the HB-EGF precursor, proHB-EGF, localizes to the cyto-plasm of transitional cells of the human bladder urothelium and that the soluble(More)
Patients with head and neck cancer often experience a significant decrease in their quality of life during chemoradiotherapy (CRT) due to treatment-related pain, which is frequently classified as severe. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a method of non-invasive brain stimulation that has been frequently used in experimental and clinical(More)
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