Gavin R. M. White

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Centrosome separation, critical for bipolar spindle formation and subsequent chromosome segregation during mitosis, occurs via distinct prophase and prometaphase pathways. Kinesin-5 (Eg5), a microtubule (MT) motor, pushes centrosomes apart during bipolar spindle assembly; its suppression results in monopolar spindles and mitotic arrest. Forces that(More)
Progression through the mammalian cell cycle is controlled by a series of cyclins, cyclin-dependent kinases (cdks) and cdk inhibitors. Cyclin D1, cdk4 and the tumour suppressors p16 and retinoblastoma protein (pRb) are thought to comprise a linked system governing cell passage through the G1 phase of the cell cycle. Extending an earlier study on cyclin D1(More)
Aberrant WNT signaling drives colorectal cancer (CRC). Here, we identify TIAM1 as a critical antagonist of CRC progression through inhibiting TAZ and YAP, effectors of WNT signaling. We demonstrate that TIAM1 shuttles between the cytoplasm and nucleus antagonizing TAZ/YAP by distinct mechanisms in the two compartments. In the cytoplasm, TIAM1 localizes to(More)
A patient with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) presented with Wilms' tumour. Examination of the nephrectomy specimen showed, in addition to the tumour, the presence of nephrogenic rests. Nephrogenic rests are thought to be precursor lesions from which a Wilms' tumour may develop. A molecular analysis examining the loss of constitutional heterozygosity(More)
The three loci NRAS, NGFB, and CD2 map to human chromosome band 1p13. Using fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) to simultaneously DAPI-banded metaphase chromosomes, we have further refined the localisation of these three genes to specific subbands. NRAS localises to subband 1p13.2 and CD2 and NGFB to 1p13.1. Also, with the use of multicolour FISH, we(More)
The gene loci CDK4, GLI, CHOP and MDM2 have been mapped to the q13–q15 region of chromosome 12. Using fluorescencein situ hybridization onto simultaneously DAPI-banded metaphase chromosomes and interphase nuclei, we have more precisely mapped and ordered these loci, together with a number of Genethon microsatellite markers. GLI and CHOP localize to(More)
The chromosome region 17p13.3 is thought to encode a tumour suppressor gene involved in sporadic breast cancer and other malignancies. Physical ordering of markers has been carried out by a series of multicolour fluorescent in situ hybridisation (FISH) experiments, using isolated yeast artificial chromosomes (YACs) and cosmids. Eight polymorphic markers(More)
Germline TP53 splicing mutations have been described infrequently (>2%) in the literature, however in a series of 40 patients and families identified by our group in which there are germline TP53 mutations, seven affect splicing (18%). The low figure reported in the literature might reflect the method of mutation detection, which in many studies does not(More)