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Annotation of prostate cancer genomes provides a foundation for discoveries that can impact disease understanding and treatment. Concordant assessment of DNA copy number, mRNA expression, and focused exon resequencing in 218 prostate cancer tumors identified the nuclear receptor coactivator NCOA2 as an oncogene in approximately 11% of tumors. Additionally,(More)
Here we report a high-quality draft genome sequence of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris), together with a dense map of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) across breeds. The dog is of particular interest because it provides important evolutionary information and because existing breeds show great phenotypic diversity for morphological, physiological(More)
Activation of the Fanconi anemia (FA) DNA damage-response pathway results in the monoubiquitination of FANCD2, which is regulated by the nuclear FA core ubiquitin ligase complex. A FANCD2 protein sequence-based homology search facilitated the discovery of FANCI, a second monoubiquitinated component of the FA pathway. Biallelic mutations in the gene coding(More)
Treatment of simian virus 40 (SV40) particles at pH 9.8 in the presence of 1 mM dithiothreitol for 5 min at 37 degrees C disrupted the virions into a 60S DNA-protein complex and DNA-free 7S protein particles. The DNA-protein complex contained approximately equal amounts of DNA and protein, and appeared by electron microscopy to be relaxed circular(More)
Mutants of simian virus 40 (SV40), with deletions ranging in size from fewer than 3 to 750 base pairs located throughout the SV40 genome, were obtained by infecting CV-1P cells with linear SV40 DNA and DNA of an appropriate helper virus. The linear DNA was obtained by complete cleavage of closed circular DNA with Hae II or Bam HI endonuclease or partial(More)
Subjects who withdraw from diet clinical trials are a drain on limited resources and reduce statistical power. Dropout pattern data, collected during a clinical trial for which the primary findings compared weight loss from three dieting protocols, are examined using survival analysis and found to be exponentially distributed. The predicted probability of(More)
With the ever present threat to commerce, both politically and economically, technological innovations provide a means to secure the transportation infrastructure that will allow efficient and uninterrupted freight-flow operations for trade. Currently, freight coming into United States ports is " spot checked " upon arrival and stored in a container yard(More)