Open-access, full-text copies of UT GSBS dissertations from 2009 onwards. Topics include all aspects of the biomedical sciences.

Older UT GSBS dissertations (from approximately 1979-1999) are available in print format only, in The TMC Library. They are listed in the Catalog. Search by subject heading: "Dissertations, Academic--University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences" for the full list.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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THE IMPACT OF FAMILY HISTORY ON MEDULLARY THYROID CANCER IN MEN2A PATIENTS, Nicole D. Mohrbacher

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The Influence of Immunization Route on the Adjuvant Effect of alpha-Galactosylceramide, Ameerah M. Wishahy

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THE MOLECULAR INTERACTION BETWEEN TYPE II DIABETES AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE THROUGH CROSS-SEEDING OF PROTEIN MISFOLDING, George A. Edwards III

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THE NATURAL AND ORTHOGONAL INTERACTION (NOIA) MODELS FOR QUANTITATIVE TRAITS (QTs) AND COMPLEX DISEASES, Feifei Xiao

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THE p63 ISOFORM ∆Np63α INHIBITS EPITHELIAL – MESENCHYMAL TRANSITION BY PROMOTING THE EXPRESSION OF MIR-205 IN HUMAN BLADDER CANCER CELLS, Mai Tran

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THERAPEUTIC EFFICACY OF P53 RESTORATION IN MDM2-OVEREXPRESSING TUMORS, Qin Li

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THE ROLE AND MECHANISM OF THE HOMEOBOX GENE HOXA9 IN THE GROWTH OF EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER, Song Yi Ko

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The Role Of IL-8-Mediated Src Family Kinase Activation In Tumor-Tumor And Tumor-Stromal Interactions In Metastasis Of Prostate Cancer, Lynnelle Thorpe

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The Role of K63-linked Ubiquitination Cycles in Akt Kinase Activation, Wei-Lei Yang

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The Role of Nucleolin in B-cell Lymphomas and Fas-Mediated Apoptotic Signaling, Jillian F. Wise

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The Role of Type I Insulin-Like Growth Factor Receptor Signaling in Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis, Sandra M. Saldana

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THE STAPHYLOCOCCUS PSEUDINTERMEDIUS ADHESIN SPSD CONTAINS A CENTRAL FIBRONECTIN-BINDING DOMAIN, Andrea S. Bordt

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TRPV1 Channels Contribute to Behavioral Hypersensitivity and Spontaneous Activity in Nociceptors After Spinal Cord Injury, zizhen wu

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TURNOVER RATE OF THE NEURONAL CONNEXIN CX36 IN HELA CELLS, Yanran Wang

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Use of Echogenic Immunoliposomes for Delivery of both Drug and Stem Cells for Inhibition of Atheroma Progression, Ali K. Naji

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VENTRAL TEGMENTAL AREA NEURONAL RESPONSES TO METHYLPHENIDATE CORRELATED TO BEHAVIORAL RESPONSES OF ADOLESCENT AND ADULT RATS, Zachary Jones

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αvβ8 Integrin Interacts with RhoGDI1 to Regulate Rac1 and Cdc42 Activation and Drive Glioblastoma Cell Invasion, Steve Reyes

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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14-3-3 ZETA OVEREXPRESSION SERVES AS A NOVEL MOLECULAR SWITCH TURNING TGF-BETA FROM TUMOR SUPPRESSOR TO TUMOR PROMOTER, Jia Xu

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ACCURACY OF THE BRCAPRO RISK ASSESSMENT MODEL IN MALES PRESENTING TO MD ANDERSON FOR BRCA TESTING, Carolyn Garby; Banu Arun M.D; Michelle Jackson M.S., CGC; Jennifer Litton M.D; Syed Hashmi M.D., Ph.D; Sharon Giordano M.D, MPH; and Claire Singletary M.S, CGC

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ADHERENS JUNCTIONS AND THE ACTOMYOSIN NETWORK REGULATE ORGAN GROWTH BY MODULATING HIPPO PATHWAY ACTIVITY IN DROSOPHILA, Chih-Chao Yang

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ALLERGEN SENSITIZATION AND IMMUNOMODULATION BY SYNTHETIC LIGANDS, PUL-042, IN AN ALLERGEN-INDUCED ASTHMA MURINE MODEL, Maryann A. Edwards

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ANTI-TUMOR EFFECTS OF THE NOTCH PATHWAY IN GASTROINTESTINAL STROMAL TUMORS, Amaury G. Dumont

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A Pre-Clinical Assessment of Minocycline for Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain after Spinal Cord Injury, Alissa R. Poteete

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A STUDY ON THE FUNCTION OF 14-3-3SIGMA IN REGULATING CANCER ENERGY METABOLISM, Liem M. Phan and Liem M. Phan

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Attitudes About Predictive MEN1 Genetic Testing in Minors, Katherine Rock

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Bayesian Adaptive Designs for Early Phase Clinical Trials, Chunyan Cai

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BIM MEDIATES IMATINIB-INDUCED APOPTOSIS OF GASTROINTESTINAL STROMAL TUMORS: TRANSLATIONAL IMPLICATIONS, David Reynoso

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BIOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF BINDING PARTNERS OF TWO HSP70 CO-CHAPERONES IN SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE, Jacob Verghese

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BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS AND CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS OF BCR-ABL-INDUCED MITOCHONDRIAL OXIDATIVE STRESS AND CELL SURVIVAL IN CHRONIC MYELOID LEUKEMIA, Hui Zhang

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Cellular Trafficking of Single and Multistage Vectors, Silvia Ferrati

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Cellular Uptake of Neutrohpil Elastase Links Inflammation to Adaptive Immunity, Elizabeth A. Mittendorf

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CHARACTERIZATION AND TREATMENT OF A NOVEL MOUSE MODEL OF TSC-ASSOCIATED AUTISM, Rachel Michelle Reith

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Characterization of a Novel Role for the Tousled- like Kinase in Kinetochore Assembly and Function in Caenorhabditis elegans, Jessica M. De Orbeta

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CHARACTERIZATION OF SELECTIVE INHIBITION OF ADENYLYL CYCLASE ACTIVITY BY SMALL MOLECULE INHIBITOR NKY80, Cameron S. Brand

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CHARACTERIZATION OF THE COUNT RATE PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF HIGH COUNT RATES ON MODERN GAMMA CAMERAS, Michael S. Silosky

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CHEMOSENSITIZATION OF HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA TO GEMCITABINE BY NON-INVASIVE RADIOFREQUENCY FIELD-INDUCED HYPERTHERMIA, Mustafa Raoof

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Chronic stress promotes tumor growth through increased BDNF production and neo-innervation, Julie K. Allen

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COMPREHENSIVE CALCULATION-BASED IMRT QA USING R&V DATA, TREATMENT RECORDS, AND A SECOND TREATMENT PLANNING SYSTEM, Jared D. Ohrt, Peter Balter, Michael Gillin, Court Laurence, Issac Rosen, and Valen Johnson

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Control of the master virulence regulatory gene atxA in Bacillus anthracis, Jennifer L. Dale

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Deciphering the C-Type Lectin Receptor Signaling Pathway in Macrophages in Response to Candida albicans, Sara Gorjestani

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Design and Optimization of Four-dimensional Cone-beam Computed Tomography in Image-guided Radiation Therapy, Moiz Ahmad

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Design, Calibration, and Evaluation of Depth-of-Interaction-Capable PET Detector Modules, Chad J. Bircher

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DETERMINING THE GENOTYPE-PHENOTYPE CONNECTION IN SYNTHETIC INDUCIBLE GENE EXPRESSION SYSTEMS, Rhys M. Adams

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Development and Characterization of Novel Ras Inhibitors, LaKiesha DeBose

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DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A REMOTE AUDIT TOOL FOR HIGH DOSE RATE (HDR) 192IR BRACHYTHERAPY USING OPTICALLY STIMULATED LUMINESCENCE DOSIMETRY, Kevin Casey

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Development and Implementation of the Use of Optically Stimulated Luminescent Detectors in the Radiological Physics Center Anthropomorphic Quality Assurance Phantoms, Jennelle Bergene

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DEVELOPMENT OF A BEAM-SPECIFIC PLANNING TARGET VOLUME AND A ROBUST PLAN ANALYSIS TOOL FOR PROTON THERAPY, Peter Park

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Differential Activity of the KRAS Oncogene by Method of Activation: Implications for Signaling and Therapeutic Intervention, Nathan Ihle

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DIRECT EFFECTS OF METFORMIN ON PI3K AND RAS SIGNALING IN ENDOMETRIAL CANCER, David A. Iglesias M.D.

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EFFECTS OF THE ACTA2 R258C MUTATION ON VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE CELL PHENOTYPE AND PROPERTIES, Katerina L. Byanova

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Effects of thymus size and involution on the contribution of recent thymic emigrants to the peripheral T cell pool, Michelle L. Bolner

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Elucidating the IGFBP2 signaling pathway in glioma development and progression, Kristen M. Holmes

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Evaluation of Knowledge Regarding Diagnostic Strategies for Genetic Diseases in Select Residents, Samantha Penney

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Evaluation of Polymer Gel Dosimeters for Measurements of Dose and LET in Proton Beams, Kevin M. Vredevoogd

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EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ANISOTROPIC ANALYTICAL ALGORITHM IN FLATTENED AND FLATTENING-FILTER-FREE BEAMS FOR HIGH ENERGY LUNG DOSE DELIVERY USING THE RADIOLOGICAL PHYSICS CENTER LUNG PHANTOM, Roman Repchak and David Scott Followill

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EVIDENCE OF HUMAN ENDOGENOUS RETROVIRUS K INVOLVEMENT IN HUMAN CANCER, Joshua B. Plummer

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Exploring the Impact of Decreased AMPK Pathway Activity on Brain Injury Outcome, Julia L. Hill

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EXPRESSION AND IMMUNOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF HERV-K TRANSMEMBRANE ENVELOPE PROTEIN IN HUMAN BREAST CANCER, Bingnan Yin

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FANCM AND FAAP24 MAINTAIN GENOMIC STABILITY THROUGH COOPERATIVE AND UNIQUE FUNCTIONS, Yucai Wang

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Fibulin-2 stabilizes tumor extracellular matrix and drives malignant progression of lung adenocarcinoma, Brandi N. Baird

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Functional Analysis of Drosophila Integrator Complex in snRNA 3' End Processing, Jiandong Chen

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Functional Characterization of AtxA, the Bacillus anthracis Virulence Regulator, Troy G. Hammerstrom

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FZD6, MATN2 AND SLC25A32, POSSIBLE CANDIDATE GENES IN NONSYNDROMIC CLEFT LIP AND PALATE, Nevena Cvjetkovic

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GENETIC ANALYSIS OF THE HIPPO PATHWAY IN MOUSE LIVER, Li Lu

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GENETIC INTERACTIONS OF FACTORS THAT REGULATE ALTERNATIVE RNA SPLICING IN THE MALE GERM LINE OF DROSOPHILA, Shanzhi Wang

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Genetic Predictors of Clinical Outcomes in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients, Xia Pu

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GENETIC PREDICTORS OF HYPERGLYCEMIA DUE TO HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE THERAPY, Jorge L. Del Aguila

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Homology Cloning, Heterologous Expression and Characterization of a New Channelrhodopsin, Sing-Yi Hou

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HUMAN ENDOGENOUS RETROVIRUS K AS A NOVEL TUMOR-ASSOCIATED ANTIGEN FOR DEVELOPMENT OF AN OVARIAN CANCER VACCINE, kiera rycaj

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IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF A NOVEL ROLE FOR THE TOUSLED-LIKE KINASE IN REGULATING MITOTIC SPINDLE DYNAMICS, Jason R. Ford

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IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF DISTINCT POPULATIONS OF CLONOGENIC BONE MARROW STROMAL CELLS CAPABLE OF TRANSFERRING THE HEMATOPOIETIC MICROENVIRONMENT IN VIVO AND SUPPORTING LT-HSCs IN VITRO, Colby Suire

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Identifying and Targeting Molecular Deregulations in Uterine Leiomyosarcoma: A Role for mTOR Inhibition-Based Combination Therapies, Kari Jo Brewer Savannah

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IDENTIFYING GENETIC VARIANTS AND CHARACTERIZING THEIR ROLE IN CLUBFOOT, Katelyn S. Weymouth

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IKKalpha mediated NOTCH1 Activation Promotes Tumorigenesis via FOXA2 Suppression, Mo Liu

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IMMUNOLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF EXTRACORPOREAL PHOTOPHERESIS IN CUTANEOUS T CELL LYMPHOMA AND GRAFT VERSUS HOST DISEASE, Lisa Shiue

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Improved Techniques for Acquisition and Analysis of Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Detecting Vascular Permeability in the Central Nervous System, Cheukkai Hui

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Increased geranylgeranylated K-Ras contributes to antineoplastic effects of farnesyltransferase inhibitors., Mandy A. Hall

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INDUCED-PLURIPOTENT STEM-DERIVED NEURONAL PROGENITOR CELLS AS A NOVEL TREATMENT FOR NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES, Dennisse A. Gonzalez-Romero

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INDUCTION OF STRONGER AND LONG LASTING VACCINE IMMUNITY TO TUBERCULOSIS, Pearl Bakhru

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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Utilization of BRCA Testing Among Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Salma Nassef

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LMW-E MEDIATES MAMMARY TUMORIGENESIS BY DEREGULATING ACINAR MORPHOGENESIS & GENERATING CANCER STEM CELLS, MyLinh T. Duong

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Long Term Follow-up of Morbidity and Quality of Life Associated with Isolated Gastroschisis, Roya M. Mostafavi

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LOW REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES AND HIGH GLYCOLYSIS IN GLIOBLASTOMA STEM CELLS:MECHANISMS AND THERAPEUTIC IMPLICATIONS, Feng Wang

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Metabolic Regulation of mTOR Activation and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in the Heart, Shiraj Sen

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MicroRNA Regulation of Prostate Cancer Stem/Progenitor Cells and Prostate Cancer Development, Can Liu

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MUTATIONS IN STAT3 ASSOCIATED WITH HUMAN HYPER IgE SYNDROME ENHANCE NFκB AND MAPK-MEDIATED GENE EXPRESSION, Nathaniel Greeley

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NOVEL PHANTOMS AND POST-PROCESSING FOR DIFFUSION SPECTRUM IMAGING, Vaibhav Juneja

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Novel Use of Dual Anti-Inflammatory Therapy to Overcome Drug Resistance and Improve Functional Recovery Following Spinal Cord Injury, Jennifer Dulin

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Pathologic Markers of Prognosis in Ampullary Carcinoma, Rachna T. Shroff

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PHENOTHIAZINES INDUCE ABORTIVE AUTOPHAGY LEADING TO CANCER CELL DEATH, Catherine T. Charles

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Platelets and Anti-Angiogenic Resistance in Ovarian Carcinoma, Justin N. Bottsford-MIller

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POPULATION CODING IN LAMINAR CORTICAL CIRCUITS, Bryan J. Hansen

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Post-transcriptional Regulation of Mammalian Gene Expression in Non-coding Region of Target RNA, Jing Lin

Potential REST Targets in Neural Stem Cells and Glioblastoma-Derived Stem Cells, Frederick Scott Robinson

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Predictors of Contralateral Breast Cancer in BRCA Negative Women, Ann E. Simmons

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PROSTATE CANCER STEM CELLS: DRUG TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL RECONSTITUTION AND CASTRATION RESISTANCE, Xin Chen

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REGULATION OF ALTERNATIVE CARBON METABOLISM IN CANDIDA ALBICANS, Arely Y. Gonzalez

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REGULATION OF FOXC2 EXPRESSION AND FUNCTION DURING EPITHELIAL-MESENCHYMAL TRANSITION BY GSK-3β, Maryam Shariati

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Regulation of Net1A subcellular localization by the small GTPase Rac1, Christopher A. Morris

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Regulation of Protein Degradation in the Heart by AMP-Activated Protein Kinase, Kedryn K. Baskin