Anthony W. Ferguson

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Transient neonatal diabetes mellitus (TNDM) is a rare form of childhood diabetes which usually resolves in the first 6 months of life but which predisposes to type 2 diabetes of adult onset. We recently reported paternal uniparental isodisomy of chromosome 6 (UPD6) in two children with TNDM and proposed that there may be an imprinted gene important in the(More)
Ovarian tumors of low malignant potential ("borderline tumors") have been proposed variably to represent a distinctive type of malignancy, precursors of frank ovarian malignancy, or a nonmalignant process. We analyzed 81 malignant and 39 borderline ovarian tumors for p53 immunoreactivity and alterations in codon 12 of Ki-RAS in order to correlate these(More)
Following oviposition into a pod of oilseed rape (Brassica napus), the female cabbage seed weevil (Ceutorhynchus assimilis) marks the pod with oviposition-deterring pheromone (ODP) by brushing it with her eighth abdominal tergite. On an unmarked pod, oviposition site selection was always accompanied by intensive antennation of the pod. Females approaching a(More)
Experimental evidence suggests that attachment of ovarian carcinoma cells to the peritoneal mesothelium involves the interaction between CD44 on ovarian carcinoma cells and hyaluronic acid on mesothelial surfaces. The authors therefore evaluated local and disseminated ovarian serous carcinomas for the expression of standard CD44 and CD44 splice variants(More)
Case 1. A girl aged 22 months was admitted to hospital with a history of swelling of the cervical glands on the right side of a few days' duration. There had been no response to oral penicillin, and the swelling had spread to the right side of the face. Both parents were well, the father Austrian and the mother British; there was a healthy brother aged 4(More)
We compared molecular alterations in histologically homologous ovarian and uterine carcinomas, including the prevalence of allelic loss of markers on 17q (within and distal to the familial breast-ovarian cancer gene BRCA1), mutations of codon 12 of Ki-ras and immunohistochemical expression of the p53 and c-erbB2 gene products in endometrioid and papillary(More)
Metaplasia of subcoelomic mesenchyme has been implicated, but not proven, in the pathogenesis of common gynecological diseases such as endometriosis and rarer entities such as leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata and gliomatosis peritonei (GP). GP is associated with ovarian teratomas and is characterized by numerous peritoneal and omental implants(More)
Although molecular alterations involved in the development of squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix have been extensively described, these genetic changes have not been as well characterized in the development of cervical adenocarcinoma. Twenty-seven paraffin-embedded adenocarcinomas of the cervix, including three cases of adenoma malignum, were analyzed(More)