AVRUM E SPIRA

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc MicroRNAs as modulators of smoking-induced gene expression changes in human airway epithelium
    Frank Schembri
    Pulmonary Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:2319-24. 2009
  2. pmc Similarities and differences between smoking-related gene expression in nasal and bronchial epithelium
    Xiaoling Zhang
    Bioinformatics Program, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Physiol Genomics 41:1-8. 2010
  3. pmc Alterations in gene expression in T1 alpha null lung: a model of deficient alveolar sac development
    Guetchyn Millien
    Pulmonary Center, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Dev Biol 6:35. 2006
  4. ncbi Noninvasive method for obtaining RNA from buccal mucosa epithelial cells for gene expression profiling
    Avrum Spira
    Pulmonary Center, Boston University Medical Center, 715 Albany Street, Room 304, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Biotechniques 36:484-7. 2004
  5. ncbi Impact of cigarette smoke on the normal airway transcriptome
    Avrum Spira
    Pulmonary Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, University, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
    Chest 125:115S. 2004
  6. pmc Effects of cigarette smoke on the human airway epithelial cell transcriptome
    Avrum Spira
    Pulmonary Center and Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, MA 02118, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:10143-8. 2004
  7. ncbi Gene expression profiling of human lung tissue from smokers with severe emphysema
    Avrum Spira
    The Pulmonary Center and Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, R304, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 31:601-10. 2004
  8. pmc Airway PI3K pathway activation is an early and reversible event in lung cancer development
    Adam M Gustafson
    Section of Computational Biomedicine, Department of Medicine and Pulmonary Center, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Sci Transl Med 2:26ra25. 2010
  9. pmc The field of tissue injury in the lung and airway
    Katrina Steiling
    The Pulmonary Center, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 1:396-403. 2008
  10. doi A prediction model for lung cancer diagnosis that integrates genomic and clinical features
    Jennifer Beane
    The Pulmonary Center, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 1:56-64. 2008

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc MicroRNAs as modulators of smoking-induced gene expression changes in human airway epithelium
    Frank Schembri
    Pulmonary Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:2319-24. 2009
    ..These data indicate that mir-218 levels modulate the airway epithelial gene expression response to cigarette smoke and support a role for miRNAs in regulating host response to environmental toxins...
  2. pmc Similarities and differences between smoking-related gene expression in nasal and bronchial epithelium
    Xiaoling Zhang
    Bioinformatics Program, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Physiol Genomics 41:1-8. 2010
    ..Our findings suggest that nasal epithelial gene expression may serve as a relatively noninvasive surrogate to measure physiological responses to cigarette smoke and/or other inhaled exposures in large-scale epidemiological studies...
  3. pmc Alterations in gene expression in T1 alpha null lung: a model of deficient alveolar sac development
    Guetchyn Millien
    Pulmonary Center, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Dev Biol 6:35. 2006
    ..Since little is known about the molecular pathways driving alveolar sacculation, we used expression microarrays to identify genes altered in the abnormal lungs and, by inference, may play roles in normal lung morphogenesis...
  4. ncbi Noninvasive method for obtaining RNA from buccal mucosa epithelial cells for gene expression profiling
    Avrum Spira
    Pulmonary Center, Boston University Medical Center, 715 Albany Street, Room 304, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Biotechniques 36:484-7. 2004
  5. ncbi Impact of cigarette smoke on the normal airway transcriptome
    Avrum Spira
    Pulmonary Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, University, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
    Chest 125:115S. 2004
  6. pmc Effects of cigarette smoke on the human airway epithelial cell transcriptome
    Avrum Spira
    Pulmonary Center and Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, MA 02118, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:10143-8. 2004
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  7. ncbi Gene expression profiling of human lung tissue from smokers with severe emphysema
    Avrum Spira
    The Pulmonary Center and Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, R304, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 31:601-10. 2004
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  8. pmc Airway PI3K pathway activation is an early and reversible event in lung cancer development
    Adam M Gustafson
    Section of Computational Biomedicine, Department of Medicine and Pulmonary Center, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Sci Transl Med 2:26ra25. 2010
    ..Our work further suggests that additional lung cancer chemoprevention trials either targeting the PI3K pathway or measuring airway PI3K activation as an intermediate endpoint are warranted...
  9. pmc The field of tissue injury in the lung and airway
    Katrina Steiling
    The Pulmonary Center, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 1:396-403. 2008
    ....
  10. doi A prediction model for lung cancer diagnosis that integrates genomic and clinical features
    Jennifer Beane
    The Pulmonary Center, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 1:56-64. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that use of the clinicogenomic model may expedite more invasive testing and definitive therapy for smokers with lung cancer and reduce invasive diagnostic procedures for individuals without lung cancer...
  11. pmc Comparison of proteomic and transcriptomic profiles in the bronchial airway epithelium of current and never smokers
    Katrina Steiling
    The Pulmonary Center, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e5043. 2009
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  12. pmc Airway gene expression in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Katrina Steiling
    The Pulmonary Center, Boston University Medical Center, 72 East Concord Street R 304, Boston, MA 02118
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 6:697-700. 2009
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  13. doi Upper airway gene expression in smokers: the mouth as a "window to the soul" of lung carcinogenesis?
    Avrum Spira
    Section of Computational Biomedicine, Department of Medicine, and The Pulmonary Center, Boston University Medical Center, 72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 3:255-8. 2010
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  14. pmc Clinical impact of high-throughput gene expression studies in lung cancer
    Jennifer Beane
    Bioinformatics Program, Boston University School of Engineering, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 4:109-18. 2009
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  15. ncbi miR-129 regulates cell proliferation by downregulating Cdk6 expression
    Junjie Wu
    Pulmonary Center, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Cell Cycle 9:1809-18. 2010
    ..Together, our data indicate that miR-129 plays an important role in regulating cell proliferation by downregulation of Cdk6...
  16. pmc SIEGE: Smoking Induced Epithelial Gene Expression Database
    Vishal Shah
    Bioinformatics Program, College of Engineering, Boston University, 44 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Nucleic Acids Res 33:D573-9. 2005
    ..Query results are embedded with graphical capabilities as well as with links to other databases containing valuable gene resources, including Entrez Gene, GO, Biocarta, GeneCards, dbSNP and the NCBI Map Viewer...
  17. ncbi State of the art. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, inflammation, and lung cancer
    Jerome S Brody
    Pulmonary Center and Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 3:535-7. 2006
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  18. ncbi Airway epithelial gene expression in the diagnostic evaluation of smokers with suspect lung cancer
    Avrum Spira
    The Pulmonary Center, Boston University Medical Center, 715 Albany Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Nat Med 13:361-6. 2007
    ..These findings indicate that gene expression in cytologically normal large-airway epithelial cells can serve as a lung cancer biomarker, potentially owing to a cancer-specific airway-wide response to cigarette smoke...
  19. pmc Reversible and permanent effects of tobacco smoke exposure on airway epithelial gene expression
    Jennifer Beane
    Bioinformatics Program, Boston University, Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Genome Biol 8:R201. 2007
    ..The identification of irreversible effects of tobacco smoke on airway gene expression may provide insights into the causes of this elevated risk...
  20. pmc Smoking-induced gene expression changes in the bronchial airway are reflected in nasal and buccal epithelium
    Sriram Sridhar
    Pulmonary Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Albany Street, Boston Massachusetts, USA
    BMC Genomics 9:259. 2008
    ..In this study, we explored relationships in whole-genome gene expression between extrathorcic (buccal and nasal) and intrathoracic (bronchial) epithelium in healthy current and never smokers...
  21. ncbi Comparison of smoking-induced gene expression on Affymetrix Exon and 3'-based expression arrays
    Xiaoling Zhang
    Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Genome Inform 18:247-57. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that the all-Exon array is a more robust platform for measuring airway epithelial gene expression and can serve as an effective tool for exploring host response to and damage from cigarette smoke...
  22. pmc The SERPINE2 gene is associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Dawn L DeMeo
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Hum Genet 78:253-64. 2006
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  23. pmc Characterization of the mid-foregut transcriptome identifies genes regulated during lung bud induction
    Guetchyn Millien
    Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Evans Biomedical Research Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Gene Expr Patterns 8:124-39. 2008
    ..This characterization of the mid-foregut transcriptome provides new insights into molecular events leading to lung organogenesis...
  24. ncbi The SERPINE2 gene is associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Dawn DeMeo
    Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 3:502. 2006
  25. pmc Translating the COPD transcriptome: insights into pathogenesis and tools for clinical management
    Julie E Zeskind
    Bioinformatics Program, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 5:834-41. 2008
    ..Given these similarities, we argue that additional lung tissue and airway gene-expression studies are warranted, and present a roadmap for how such studies could lead to clinically relevant tools that would impact COPD management...

Research Grants3

  1. The Airway Transcriptome as a Biomarker for Lung Cancer
    Avrum Spira; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  2. Airway gene expression in smokers: an early diagnostic biomarker for lung cancer
    Avrum Spira; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These gene expression-based biomarkers may eliminate the need for additional and often more invasive diagnostic tests that are costly, incur risk, and prolong the diagnostic evaluation of smokers with suspicion of lung cancer. ..
  3. A non-invasive gene-expression biomarker of airway response to tobacco exposure
    Avrum Spira; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These studies will establish a new non-invasive tool that can be used to measure the host responses to tobacco smoke that can be used in subsequent large scale population studies as part of the Genes and Environment Initiative. ..