Ian K. Williamson

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C/EBP , a member of the CCAAT/enhancer binding protein family, is a transcription factor important in neutrophil differentiation. We have determined that it is phosphorylated on multiple serine and threonine residues and can be a target for phosphorylation by a number of kinases. We identified a threonine at amino acid 75, part of a consensus(More)
Extramedullary hematopoiesis has been shown to contribute to the pathogenesis of a variety of diseases including cardiovascular diseases. In this process, the spleen is seeded with mobilized bone marrow cells that augment its hematopoietic ability. It is unclear whether these immigrant cells that are produced/reprogrammed in spleen are similar or different(More)
Glioblastoma (GB) is the most common subtype of primary brain tumor in adults. These tumors are highly invasive, very aggressive, and often infiltrate critical neurological areas within the brain. The mean survival time after diagnosis of GB has remained unchanged during the last few decades, in spite of advances in surgical techniques, radiotherapy, and(More)
DNA from 76 cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) was tested with a cDNA probe encoding the alpha 2B interferon (IFN) gene transcript. Deletions were found in three of ten pre-B, three of 21 T-cell, four of 22 common and one of 23 null ALL cases. Amongst those with null ALL were 20 infants, most with characteristic translocations, none of whom had(More)
Neovascularization is critical to destabilization of atheroma. We previously reported that the angiogenic growth factor pleiotrophin (PTN) coaxes monocytes to assume the phenotype of functional endothelial cells in vitro and in vivo. In this study we show that PTN expression is colocalized with capillaries of human atherosclerotic plaques. Among the various(More)
Ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T) is a multisystem recessive disease characterized by cerebellar ataxia, oculocutaneous telangiectasias, immunodeficiency and increased risk of cancer. The ATM gene, responsible for A-T, was recently cloned at human chromosome band 11q22-23, a region of frequent alterations in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Children(More)
C/EBPepsilon, a member of the CCAAT/enhancer binding protein family, is a transcription factor important in neutrophil differentiation. We have determined that it is phosphorylated on multiple serine and threonine residues and can be a target for phosphorylation by a number of kinases. We identified a threonine at amino acid 75, part of a consensus(More)
This report describes the development and characterization of a method for the amplification of rearranged V-J segments of the human T-cell receptor gamma chain (TCRG) locus using an adaptation of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique. The technique uses a single pair of 'consensus' primers to amplify rearrangements involving the V gamma I subgroup(More)
Different recombinations have been found at the Ig heavy chain gene loci in a number of sublines of the Burkitt lymphoma (BL) cell line Namalwa, following prolonged in vitro culture. The Namalwa sublines examined are DNA fingerprint-identical and derived from a monoclonal source. Recombinant DNA clones were used to map the Ig heavy chain gene mutations to a(More)
The quantitation of T lymphocytes in human bone marrow was assayed by a limiting dilution technique. Phytohaemagglutinin-responsive T cells were maintained in interleukin-2 containing medium with feeder cells for 16 days of culture. Each well was then scored microscopically as positive or negative, or by H3 thymidine incorporation as a measure of DNA(More)