January 2012

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February 1st, 2012

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine News Items


  • Boston Magazine has released its annual http://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/top_docs/listings/202482/results?content=boston+medical+center&category=0&property_value=1&x=0&y=0&my_form_idx_148=148 Top Docs issue and our own Dr. Antonio de las Morenas was once again on the list of “Top Docs” Congratulations Dr. de las Morenas
  • Dr. Ivana Delalle was an invited lecturer December 15, 2011 at the European Neuroscience Institute at Goettingen University, Germany. Her presentation was I entitled: “Identifying modulators of brain reserve and neuropathology in cognitive and mood disorders”
  • On January 3 Dr. Ivana Delalle became a Member of the Program Committee for the American Association of Neuropathologists Meeting in Chicago, June 2012
  • Dr. Michael Roehrl will be an invited speaker on “Integrating Proteomics and Genomics into Next Gen Systems Pathology” to be given at Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Eighth Annual Biomarker World Congress in Philadelphia, PA (May 21-23, 2012)
  • Martin Steffen, PhD was interviewed about the role of phosphorylation in cancer and its treatment by OncLive.
  • Dr. Catherine Valentine has been awarded the ‘Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award’ (KO8) entitled ‘Adenosine and TLR regulation of costimulatory molecule expression in sepsis’ awarded by the NIH for 5 years
  • ACCEPTED to USCAP 2012: USCAP 2012 conference is being  held at the Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada from March 17-23: One of our residents, Manisha Mehta, MD has a poster to be presented on March 21st: “Identification of IGPR-1 as a Novel Cell Adhesion Molecule Involved in Tumor Growth and Angiogenesis” Manisha Mehta, Rosana D Meyer, John E. Mahoney,  Kobra  Rezazadeh, Nader Rahimi


Publications: PUBLISHED

  • Qin, X., Qu, X., Coy, D., and Weber, H. C.: A Novel Selective Human Bombesin Receptor Subtype-3 Agonist Mediates CREB Phosphorylation and Transactivation. Journal of Moecular lNeurosciences 2011; Nov 30. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Ishita Deb Majumdar, Arvind Devanabanda, Benjamin Fox, Jacob Schwartzman, Huan Cong, John A. Porco, Jr., and H. Christian Weber: Synthetic Cyclohexenyl Chalcone Natural Products Possess Cytotoxic Activities Against Human Prostate Cancer Cells and Inhibit Cysteine Cathepsins in vitro. BBRC 2011; 416: 397-402
  • Ishita Deb Majumdar and H. Christian Weber: Appetite-modifying effects of bombesin receptor subtype-3 agonists.  In: “The Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology” Volume 209; Appetite Control. Editor Hans-Georg Joost. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012 (in press)
  • Ishita Deb Majumdar and H. Christian Weber: Biology and Pharmacology of Bombesin Receptor Subtype-3. Current Opinions in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Obesity 2012: 19(1):3-7
  • H. Christian Weber: Gastrointestinal Regulatory Peptides. Current Opinions in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Obesity 2012 :19(1):1-2
  • Hall NH, Conley K, Berry C, Farina L, Sigler L, Wellehan JF Jr, Roehrl MHA, Heard D.J Zoo “Computed tomography of granulomatous pneumonia with oxalosis in an American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) associated with Metarhizium anisopliae var anisopliae.” Wildl Med. 2011 Dec;42(4):700-8
  • Jean-Bosco Tagne1, Sumeet Gupta2, Adam C. Gower3, Steven S. Shen4, Saaket Varma1, Meenakshi Lakshminarayanan1, Yuxia Cao1, Avrum Spira3,4, Thomas L. Volkert2, Maria I. Ramirez;  “Genome-Wide Analyses of Nkx2-1 Binding to Transcriptional Target Genes Uncover Novel Regulatory Patterns Conserved in Lung Development and Tumors” appeared in PLoS ONE on January 5th


Publications: Accepted

  • Johannes Gräff1,2,3, Ji-Song Guan1,2,3, Damien Rei1,2, Wen-Yuan Wang1,2,3, Krista M. Hennig3,4, Thomas J.F. Nieland3,4, Daniel M. Fass3,4, Patricia F.Kao5, Martin Kahn1, Nadine Joseph1,2,3, Stephen J. Haggarty3,4, Ivana Delalle5, and Li-Huei Tsai1,2,3,* “An epigenetic blockade of cognitive functions in the neurodegenerating brain” in Nature
  • Hernández-Pérez M, El-Hajahmad M, Massaro J, Mahalingam M. “Expression of gelatinases (MMP-2, MMP-9) and gelatinase activator (MMP-14) in actinic keratosis and in in situ and invasive squamous cell carcinoma.” (in press, American Journal of Dermatopathol, 2011)
  • Paniz-Mondolfi A, Talhari C, Sander Hoffmann L, Connor D, Talhari S, Bermudez A, Hernández-Pérez M, Van Bressem, MF. “Lobomycosis: An emerging disease in humans and delphinidae”  in press, Mycoses, 2011