James D. Hoyer

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Translocations involving immunoglobulin (Ig) loci and chromosome 13 monosomy (Delta 13) are frequent cytogenetic findings in multiple myeloma (MM). Similar chromosomal aberrations have been identified in the monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), but their prevalence and significance remain uncertain. Bone marrow from 72 patients with(More)
The t(11;14)(q13;q32) results in up-regulation of cyclin D1 and is the most common translocation detected in multiple myeloma, where it is also associated with a lymphoplasmacytic morphology. We performed an interphase fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) study to determine the clinical and biologic significance of the abnormality when testing a large(More)
We developed a series of interrelated locus-specific databases to store all published and unpublished genetic variation related to hemoglobinopathies and thalassemia and implemented microattribution to encourage submission of unpublished observations of genetic variation to these public repositories. A total of 1,941 unique genetic variants in 37 genes,(More)
The 2008 World Health Organization (WHO) criteria were used to identify 88 consecutive Mayo Clinic patients with 'myelodysplastic syndrome with isolated del(5q)' (median age 74 years; 60 females). In all, 60 (68%) patients were followed up to the time of their death. Overall median survival was 66 months; leukemic transformation was documented in five(More)
BACKGROUND Although glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency is prevalent in African Americans, their risk of associated neonatal hyperbilirubinemia has not been prospectively studied. OBJECTIVE To compare hemolysis and the risk of hyperbilirubinemia among African American, G-6-PD-deficient neonates (study group) and G-6-PD-normal control(More)
Molecular diagnostics on micro-fabricated electrophoretic devices: from slab gel-to capillary-to microchip-based assays for T-and B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders. Single-strand conformation polymorphism analysis by capillary and micro-chip electrophoresis: a fast, simple method for detection of common mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2. Genomics(More)
BACKGROUND We used sensitive spectroscopic techniques to measure changes in Band 3 oligomeric state during storage of packed red blood cells (RBC); these changes were compared to metabolic changes, RBC morphology, cholesterol and membrane protein loss, phospholipid reorganisation of the RBC membrane, and peroxidation of membrane lipid. The aim of the study(More)
BACKGROUND Lipid loss in the form of vesicles contributes to the red blood cell (RBC) storage lesion, and this loss of lipid is correlated with changes in membrane protein function. Sensitive spectroscopic techniques were used to measure changes in Band 3 oligomeric state during storage of RBCs, compared to metabolic changes and phospholipid loss. The aim(More)
Hemoglobin (Hb) A2' is a hematologically silent variant of HbA2 that is detected easily by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), where it elutes in the S window. Our purposes were to define diagnostic criteria for the HbA2' trait using the Variant II (Bio-Rad, Hercules, CA) and to determine the prevalence of HbA2' in a metropolitan patient(More)