Tina X. Chen

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Higher eukaryotes express a diverse population of messenger RNAs generated by alternative splicing. Large-scale methods for monitoring gene expression must adapt in order to accurately detect the transcript variation generated by this splicing. We have designed a high-density oligonucleotide microarray with probesets for more than one million annotated and(More)
Large interindividual variance has been observed in sensitivity to drugs. To comprehensively decipher the genetic contribution to these variations in drug susceptibility, we present a genome-wide model using human lymphoblastoid cell lines from the International HapMap consortium, of which extensive genotypic information is available, to identify genetic(More)
Gene expression is a complex quantitative trait partially regulated by genetic variation in DNA sequence. Population differences in gene expression could contribute to some of the observed differences in susceptibility to common diseases and response to drug treatments. We characterized gene expression in the full set of HapMap lymphoblastoid cell lines(More)
Cisplatin, a platinating agent commonly used to treat several cancers, is associated with nephrotoxicity, neurotoxicity, and ototoxicity, which has hindered its utility. To gain a better understanding of the genetic variants associated with cisplatin-induced toxicity, we present a stepwise approach integrating genotypes, gene expression, and sensitivity of(More)
We report here the results of testing the pairwise association of 12,747 transcriptional gene-expression values with more than two million single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in samples of European (CEPH from Utah; CEU) and African (Yoruba from Ibadan; YRI) ancestry. We found 4,677 and 5,125 significant associations between expression quantitative(More)
In addition to the differences between populations in transcriptional and translational regulation of genes, alternative pre-mRNA splicing (AS) is also likely to play an important role in regulating gene expression and generating variation in mRNA and protein isoforms. Recently, the genetic contribution to transcript isoform variation has been reported in(More)
OBJECTIVE To see how arsenic trioxide (As2O3) affects proliferation of the human B lymphoma cell line MBC-1. METHODS We studied the effect of As2O3 on MBC-1 cells and its mechanism by morphological observation, flow cytometry assay and DNA gel electrophoresis. RESULTS As2O3 could upregulate p53 gene expression at protein level, inducing cell apoptosis(More)
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