James S.G. Dooley

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It has been established that loss of tumour suppressor genes is crucial in carcinogenesis. There has been no reported study on searching for tumour suppressor genes in cholangiocarcinomas as yet. In order to investigate the loss of heterozygosity (LOH), which may represent such gene loss, in cholangiocarcinoma, we studied 14 patients with this tumour using(More)
Three recent drinking-water-associated cryptosporidiosis outbreaks in Northern Ireland were investigated by using genotyping and subgenotyping tools. One Cryptosporidium parvum outbreak was caused by the bovine genotype, and two were caused by the human genotype. Subgenotyping analyses indicate that two predominant subgenotypes were associated with these(More)
We describe a family with autosomal dominant inheritance of increased body iron stores characterized by raised serum ferritin concentration and normal transferrin saturation. Liver biopsy showed iron deposition in Kupffer cells without fibrosis. The clinical features of HFE-related hemochromatosis were absent, as were the Cys282Tyr and His63Asp mutations.(More)
Suppressor gene loci involved in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have not been fully identified. The aim of this study was to look for consistent allele loss, or loss of heterozygosity (LOH), in HCC which might represent such gene loci. We have prepared DNA from tumour and non-tumour material from 16 patients with HCC (nine with and seven(More)
Clostridium botulinum produces a characteristic botulinum neurotoxin which can cause an often fatal neuroparalytic condition known as botulism. Although food-borne botulism is rare, critical screening by food companies is necessary to ensure that food products are safe. At present, the food industry assesses the risks of botulinum neurotoxin production by(More)
BACKGROUND Wilson's disease (WD) is caused by mutations in a P-type ATPase and is associated with copper deposition in liver and brain. The WD protein is present in the trans-Golgi network and may also be imported into mitochondria. The WD protein functions as a P-type copper transporting ATPase in the Golgi but any action in mitochondria is at present(More)
As yet, there is no reported study of chromosome allele loss in fibrolamellar carcinoma (FLC), a distinct, rare variant of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We searched for evidence of allele loss in FLC using 18 DNA probes for 10 chromosomes and compared the pattern of loss with our series of HCC. Two of the probes, lambda MS32 (1q42-43) and cMS621 (5p)(More)
Little is known of the molecular-genetic changes in carcinoma of the pancreas (CaP). In order to investigate the allele loss, or loss of heterozygosity (LOH), in CaP, we studied 13 patients with exocrine CaP and two with endocrine CaP using restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. Twenty probes assigned to chromosomes 1, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14,(More)
Bileduct catheterisation percutaneously through the liver can be used in patients with obstructive jaundice as an adjunct or as an alternative to surgery. Preoperative drainage allows adequate treatment of severe cholangitis and reduces jaundice. Palliative drainage, whether internal or external, can be used instead of surgery. Drainage through the liver(More)
Tuberculosis globally results in almost 2 million human deaths annually, with 1 in 4 deaths from tuberculosis being human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS)-related. Primarily a pathogen of the respiratory system, aerobic Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) infects the lungs via the inhalation of infected aerosol(More)