James P Colley

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Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified ten loci harboring common variants that influence risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC). To enhance the power to identify additional CRC risk loci, we conducted a meta-analysis of three GWAS from the UK which included a total of 3,334 affected individuals (cases) and 4,628 controls followed by(More)
Mutations in the CDKL5 gene (also known as STK9) have recently been shown to cause early onset epilepsy and severe mental retardation (ISSX or West syndrome). Patients with CDKL5 mutations sometimes also show features similar to those seen in Rett Syndrome (RTT). We have screened the CDKL5 gene in 94 patients with RTT or a RTT-like phenotype who had tested(More)
It has been proposed that multiple rare variants in numerous genes collectively account for a substantial proportion of multifactorial inherited predisposition to a variety of diseases, including colorectal adenomas (CRA). We have studied this hypothesis by sequencing the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene in 691 unrelated North American patients with(More)
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is caused by mutations in either the TSC1 or TSC2 gene. Both genes are generally considered to act as tumor suppressors that fulfill Knudson's "two-hit hypothesis" and that function within the phosphoinositide 3-kinase-Akt-mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. We previously generated Tsc1(+/-) mice that are(More)
Inherited factors account for around one third of all colorectal cancers (CRCs) and include rare high penetrance mutations in APC, MSH2, MSH6, and POLE. Here, we sought novel tumor-suppressor genes that predispose to CRC by exome resequencing 50 sporadic patients with advanced CRC (18 diagnosed ≤35 years of age) at a mean coverage of 30×. To help identify(More)
Genome-wide scans have implicated several susceptibility loci, but linkage of 19p13 (IBD6) to Crohn's disease (CD) has not been fully replicated. We report a replication study of IBD6 in a UK Caucasian population. Two hundred eighty-four affected sibling pairs from 234 families were used for the linkage study. Linkage between IBD6 linkage and CD was(More)
We report that a subject with Cockayne syndrome type A (CS3BE) was a compound heterozygote for mutations in CKN1, the gene encoding the CSA protein (MIM 216400). CS3BE displayed a novel missense mutation (A160V) and a previously described nonsense mutation (E13X). Although residing between the second and third WD-40 repeats characteristic of the CSA(More)
Despite the availability of numerous technologies for detecting mutations, only a few have been formatted for automated mutation calling. Here, we evaluate the utility of the Transgenomic Navigator software to facilitate automated detection of aberrant denaturing high performance liquid chromatography (dHPLC) elution profiles. We used dHPLC to identify(More)
A Bloom's deficient mouse model (Blm(m3/m3)) has been shown to induce colorectal tumorigenesis when crossed with Apc+/Min mice. Here, we investigated whether the Blm(m3/m3) genotype could induce tumorigenesis in extracolonic tissues in tuberous sclerosis 1-deficient (Tsc1+/-) mice that are predisposed to renal cystadenomas and carcinomas. Genotyping of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM To identify the distribution and explore the relationship between ACTN3 genotypes and power and body composition phenotypes. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Case control and association studies were employed using a homogeneous group of players (n = 102) and a control group (n = 110). Power-related phenotypes were measured using the counter(More)