Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2022 Gastric Antral Mucosal Changes in Children With Intestinal Metaplasia 2022
2022 Videoconference microscopy is a reliable alternative to conventional microscopy in the evaluation of Barrett's esophagus: Zooming into a new eraGullet.  35. 2022
2021 The bet inhibitor JQ1 augments the antitumor efficacy of gemcitabine in preclinical models of pancreatic cancerCancers.  13. 2021
2020 Modulation of glycosyltransferase ST6Gal-I in gastric cancer-derived organoids disrupts homeostatic epithelial cell turnoverJournal of Biological Chemistry.  295:14153-14163. 2020
2019 The BET inhibitor JQ1 attenuates double-strand break repair and sensitizes models of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma to PARP inhibitorsEBioMedicine.  44:419-430. 2019
2018 Pediatric anaplastic embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma: Targeted therapy guided by genetic analysis and a patient-derived xenograft studyFrontiers in Oncology.  7. 2018
2018 JQ1 induces DNA damage and apoptosis, and inhibits tumor growth in a patient-derived xenograft model of cholangiocarcinomaMolecular Cancer Therapeutics.  17:107-118. 2018
2017 Whole exome sequencing identified sixty-five coding mutations in four neuroblastoma tumorsScientific Reports.  7. 2017
2017 Familial multifocal gastrointestinal stromal tumors: Critical lessons in identification of a rare disorderPractical gastroenterology.  41:56-58. 2017
2016 The BET bromodomain inhibitor JQ1 suppresses growth of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma in patient-derived xenograft modelsOncogene.  35:833-845. 2016
2016 Association between Hepatitis C Virus Infection, p53 Phenotypes, and Gene Variants of Adenomatous Polyposis Coli in Hepatocellular Carcinomas. 2016
2015 Endoscopic characterization and resection of Vanek's tumor of the duodenumEndoscopy.  47:E408-E409. 2015
2015 Biliary cast syndrome in portal hypertensive biliopathy: direct cholangioscopic findings and endoscopic therapy with metal stent.Endoscopy International Open.  3:E223-E225. 2015
2015 ICAM-2 confers a non-metastatic phenotype in neuroblastoma cells by interaction with α-actininOncogene.  34:1553-1562. 2015
2015 Endoscopic resection and enucleation of gastric submucosal tumor facilitated by subsequent closure of incision using over-the-scope clipEndoscopy.  47:E153-E154. 2015
2014 Poor agreement between endoscopists and gastrointestinal pathologists for the interpretation of probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy findingsWorld Journal of Gastroenterology.  20:17993-18000. 2014
2014 Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia: A Rare Manifestation for Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients—An Initial ReportDigestive Diseases and Sciences.  59:2826-2830. 2014
2014 Over-the-scope clip-assisted method for resection of full-thickness submucosal lesions of the gastrointestinal tractEndoscopy.  46:758-761. 2014
2013 Development and Histopathological Characterization of Tumorgraft Models of Pancreatic Ductal AdenocarcinomaPLoS One.  8. 2013
2013 N-glycosylation of ICAM-2 is required for ICAM-2-mediated complete suppression of metastatic potential of SK-N-AS neuroblastoma cellsBMC Cancer.  13. 2013
2013 Recurrent pancreatitis caused by pancreatic ductal villous adenoma treated with endoscopic snare polypectomyEndoscopy.  45. 2013
2013 A most unusual passage per rectumGastroenterology.  144:e3. 2013
2013 Second opinionGastroenterology.  145. 2013
2009 Differential expression of immunohistochemical markers in bladder smooth muscle and myofibroblasts, and the potential utility of desmin, smoothelin, and vimentin in staging of bladder carcinomaModern Pathology.  22:639-650. 2009
1998 Identification and partial characterization of the pectin methyltransferase 'homogalacturonan-methyltransferase' from membranes of tobacco cell suspensionsPlant Physiology.  116:337-347. 1998

Education And Training

  • UAB Hospital Pathology, Residency
  • UAB Hospital Pathology, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • UAB Hospital Pathology, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia 2004
  • Full Name

  • Leona Council