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Ibed above. With phosphorylation of extracellular-signalregulated kinase (ERK) inducing nuclear translocation staining was predominantly nuclear with a few cases also showing cytoplasmic staining. Scoring of p-ERK1/2 was done blinded to the CNKSR1 results using standard intensity scores above (0 = no staining, 1 = weak staining, 2 = moderate staining, 3 = strong staining). In addition, the percent
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The resected specimen and, with the limitations of reviewing small tissue cores on a TMA, was re-confirmed in select cases. No re-classifications of the original grading upon re-review were made. Of the different grading systems the WHO 2010 [WHO Classification] classification was used defining Grade 1 as well differentiated (>95 of tumor composed of glands), Grade 2 moderately differentiated (50
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Ite were true: lowest relative expression value at the tumor edge compared to tumor core and normal brain. The genes meeting this ideal profile were ranked by pvalue (between core and edge).ImmunohistochemistryRaw data from chip hybridization experiments were normalized across chips and across probesets using a fast linear Loess routine [29], known as Fastlo. This normalization routine, in some re
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Ns were transferred to nitrocellulose and these membranes were incubated with primary antibody for 60 minutes (anti-Gal1 from Research Diagnostics, Flanders, New Jersey, anti-beta actin from Sigma, St. Louis, Missouri). After washing and incubation with secondary antibody (Goat Anti-Mse IgG-HRP, Pierce, Rockford, IL), developing solution was added to the membrane (Supersignal West Femto Substrate,
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Galectin-1 transfectants. A population of GFP-sorted cells (the "Gal-1" bars in Figure 4A) was compared to its parental counterpart. The number of metabolically-active cells attached to fibronectin was no different between the two lines at eight hours. Changing the media at four hours reduced the number of cells left for labeling, but the effect was equal in both groups, suggesting a similar rate
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Filtering algorithm. This algorithm was designed to minimize the effect of potential contamination of the edge samples with normal mouse brain cells. Relative expression values for each gene from tumor core, tumor edge, and normal mouse brain samples were compared. Genes of interest were identified that met three criteria: a) low expression at tumor core; b) relatively increased expression at tumo
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Nostics, INC, New Jersey) along with a human-specific mouse monoclonal anti-vimentin antibody (Dakocytomation,Toussaint et al. Molecular Cancer 2012, 11:32 http://www.molecular-cancer.com/content/11/1/Page 4 ofTrappes, France). After incubation with the provided goat anti-mouse secondary antibody, staining developed with NovaRed Developing Reagent (Vector Laboratories, Burlingame, CA). Sections we
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Thanized and their brains removed and either frozen using Optimal Cutting Temperature (OCT) compound (Electron Microscopy Sciences, Fort Washington, PA) in cryomolds placed atop dry ice, or fixed in 10 buffered formalin and paraffin embedded for histopathological analysis. The symptom-free survival of nude mice harboring U87MG parental versus transfected xenografts was compared. Kaplan-Meyer surv