Timothy J. O'Leary

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A previous model for lipid-anesthetic interaction is modified to account for anesthetics which bind to the headgroup-interface region of the bilayer rather than the acyl chain region. The new models account for anesthetic-induced changes in membrane phase transition temperature and permeability as well as the previous model, while still accounting for(More)
The analysis of G-banded chromosomes remains the most important tool available to the clinical cytogeneticist. The analysis is laborious when performed manually, and the utility of automated chromosome identification algorithms has been limited by the fact that classification accuracy of these methods seldom exceeds about 80% in routine practice. In this(More)
Formaldehyde fixation and paraffin-embedding remains the most widely used technique for processing cancer tissue specimens for pathologic examination, the study of tissue morphology, and archival preservation. However, formaldehyde penetration and fixation is a slow process, requiring a minimum of 15 hr for routine processing of pathology samples. Routinely(More)
Primary mediastinal seminomas (MS) are rare tumors that are histologically similar to their testicular counterparts. Reports document KIT mutations in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, mastocytosis, and germ cell tumors. Although rare exon 17 mutations have been reported in gonadal seminomas, their mediastinal counterparts have not been studied. To determine(More)
BACKGROUND Proteomic studies of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues are frustrated by the inability to extract proteins from archival tissue in a form suitable for analysis by 2-D gel electrophoresis or mass spectrometry. This inability arises from the difficulty of reversing formaldehyde-induced protein adducts and cross-links within FFPE(More)
FTL-1, -3 and -10 are three murine day 14 fetal thymocyte cell lines produced in order to model developmental stages within early (CD3-CD4-CD8-) thymocyte differentiation. In this study, we used the serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) method to perform a systematic analysis of transcripts present in these three cell lines. A total of 77,313 SAGE tags(More)
In this talk we present a Hidden Markov Markov for automatic karyotyping. Previously, we demoizstrated that this method is robust in the presence of different types of metaphase spreads, truncation of chromosomes, and minor chromosome abnormalities,, and that it gives results superior t o neural network 'on standard data sets.. In this work we evaluate it(More)
Rapid degradation of RNA is the most important factor impeding the analysis of gene expression in human cells and tissues. Once a tissue has been removed from its normal environment, the relative rates of RNA synthesis and degradation change. This in turn gives rise to changes in the relative proportions of various RNA species within a tissue, as well as to(More)
We explore from a theoretical perspective the effects of small nonpolar molecules, such as anesthetic gases, on membrane compressibility and permeability. As a model system we expand a previously proposed generalization of Nagle's model for biomembrane phase transitions. In this model anesthetic gases alter membrane compressibility, causing profound changes(More)
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