Judith M. Boer

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BACKGROUND In patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) a combination of methods must be used to classify the disease, make therapeutic decisions, and determine the prognosis. However, this combined approach provides correct therapeutic and prognostic information in only 50 percent of cases. METHODS We determined the gene-expression profiles in samples(More)
The hippocampal expression profiles of wild-type mice and mice transgenic for deltaC-doublecortin-like kinase were compared with Solexa/Illumina deep sequencing technology and five different microarray platforms. With Illumina's digital gene expression assay, we obtained approximately 2.4 million sequence tags per sample, their abundance spanning four(More)
Genes that play an important role in tumorigenesis are expected to show association between DNA copy number and RNA expression. Optimal power to find such associations can only be achieved if analysing copy number and gene expression jointly. Furthermore, some copy number changes extend over larger chromosomal regions affecting the expression levels of(More)
Despite the presence of intracellular pathogen recognition receptors that allow infected cells to attract the immune system, undifferentiated keratinocytes (KCs) are the main targets for latent infection with high-risk human papilloma viruses (hrHPVs). HPV infections are transient but on average last for more than one year suggesting that HPV has developed(More)
MLL-rearranged infant acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) remains the most aggressive type of childhood leukemia, displaying a unique gene expression profile. Here we hypothesized that this characteristic gene expression signature may have been established by potentially reversible epigenetic modifications. To test this hypothesis, we used differential(More)
The vast majority of colorectal cancers display genetic instability, either in the chromosomal instability (CIN) or microsatellite instability (MIN) forms. Although CIN tumors are per definition aneuploid, MIN colorectal cancers, caused by loss of mismatch repair function, are usually near diploid. Recently, biallelic germ line mutations in the MYH gene(More)
Comparisons of expression levels across different cDNA microarray experiments are easier when a common reference is co-hybridized to every microarray. Often this reference consists of one experimental control sample, a pool of cell lines or a mix of all samples to be analyzed. We have developed an alternative common reference consisting of a mix of the(More)
In two-colour microarrays, the ratio of signal intensities of two co-hybridized samples is used as a relative measure of gene expression. Ratio-based analysis becomes complicated and inefficient in multi-class comparisons. We therefore investigated the validity of an intensity-based analysis procedure. To this end, two different cRNA targets were hybridized(More)
BACKGROUND Various CACNA1A missense mutations cause familial hemiplegic migraine type 1 (FHM1), a rare monogenic subtype of migraine with aura. FHM1 mutation R192Q is associated with pure hemiplegic migraine, whereas the S218L mutation causes hemiplegic migraine, cerebellar ataxia, seizures, and mild head trauma-induced brain edema. Transgenic knock-in (KI)(More)
PURPOSE The interaction between programmed cell death 1 (PD-1), expressed by activated effector or regulatory T cells, and B7-H1 (PD-L1) and B7-DC (PD-L2) results in the inhibition of T-cell function. The aim of this study was to determine B7-H1, B7-DC, and PD-1 expression in cervical carcinoma. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN A tissue microarray of a well-defined(More)