Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is heterogeneous, clinically, immunologically and genetically. The majority of genetic mechanisms leading to CVID remain elusive. We studied a Greek Cypriot family of non-consanguineous parents. Two children were diagnosed with CVID at an early age. Whole exome sequencing revealed 8bp deletion in the C-terminal part… (More)
H3K9me3 histone demethylase, is involved in the maintenance of human ESCC-initiating cells by epigenetically enhancing SOX2 expression "
Our studies investigating the existence of tumor-initiating cell (TIC) populations in human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) had identified a subpopulation of cells isolated from ESCC patient-derived tumor specimens marked by an ALDH(bri+) phenotype bear stem cell-like features. Importantly, KDM4C, a histone demethylase was enhanced in ALDH(bri+)… (More)
Implanting pieces of tissue or scaffolding material into the mammalian central nervous system (CNS) is wrought with difficulties surrounding the size of tools needed to conduct such implants and the ability to maintain the orientation and integrity of the constructs during and after their transplantation. Here, novel technology has been developed that… (More)