Yuzheng Zhang

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The discovery of novel early detection biomarkers of disease could offer one of the best approaches to decrease the morbidity and mortality of ovarian and other cancers. We report on the use of a single-chain variable fragment antibody library for screening ovarian serum to find novel biomarkers for the detection of cancer. We alternately panned the library(More)
Multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mass spectrometry has been successfully applied to monitor targeted proteins in biological specimens, raising the possibility that assays could be configured to measure all human proteins. We report the results of a pilot study designed to test the feasibility of a large-scale, international effort for MRM assay(More)
PURPOSE To identify a prognostic gene signature for patients with human papilloma virus (HPV)-negative oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Two gene expression datasets were used: a training dataset from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC, Seattle, WA; n = 97) and a validation dataset from the MD Anderson Cancer Center(More)
Biomimetic reconstruction of tooth enamel is a significant topic of study in materials science and dentistry as a novel approach to the prevention, restoration, and treatment of defective enamel. We have developed a new amelogenin-containing chitosan hydrogel for enamel reconstruction that works through amelogenin supramolecular assembly, stabilizing Ca-P(More)
Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a complex mental disorder contributed by both genetic and epigenetic factors. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) was recently found playing an important regulatory role in mental disorders. However, little was known about the DNA methylation of lncRNAs, although numerous SCZ studies have been performed on genetic polymorphisms or(More)
Estrogen receptor (ER)-positive/progesterone receptor (PR)-positive invasive ductal carcinoma accounts for ~45 % of invasive breast cancer (BC) diagnoses in the U.S. Despite reductions in BC mortality attributable to mammography screening and adjuvant hormonal therapy, an important challenge remains the development of clinically useful blood-based(More)
Applying advanced proteomic technologies to prospectively collected specimens from large studies is one means of identifying preclinical changes in plasma proteins that are potentially relevant to the early detection of diseases such as breast cancer. We conducted 14 independent quantitative proteomics experiments comparing pooled plasma samples collected(More)
Triple-negative breast cancer is a particularly aggressive and lethal breast cancer subtype that is more likely to be interval-detected rather than screen-detected. The purpose of this study is to discover and initially validate novel early detection biomarkers for triple-negative breast cancer using preclinical samples. Plasma samples collected up to 17(More)
PURPOSE Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, and its incidence is on the rise. Advanced disease is nearly uniformly lethal, emphasizing the need to identify PDA at its earliest stages. To discover early biomarkers of PDA, we evaluated the circulating proteome in murine preinvasive(More)
The negative health effects of shift work, including carcinogenesis, may be mediated by changes in DNA methylation, particularly in the circadian genes. Using the Infinium HumanMethylation450 Bead Array (Illumina, San Diego, CA), we compared genome-wide methylation between 65 actively working dayshift workers and 59 actively working nightshift workers in(More)