Lewin Eisele

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Human aging is associated with DNA methylation changes at specific sites in the genome. These epigenetic modifications may be used to track donor age for forensic analysis or to estimate biological age. We perform a comprehensive analysis of methylation profiles to narrow down 102 age-related CpG sites in blood. We demonstrate that most of these(More)
Educational attainment is strongly influenced by social and other environmental factors, but genetic factors are estimated to account for at least 20% of the variation across individuals. Here we report the results of a genome-wide association study (GWAS) for educational attainment that extends our earlier discovery sample of 101,069 individuals to 293,723(More)
We determined the prevalence and progression rate of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) and light-chain MGUS (LCMGUS) in Germany utilizing the biobank of the population-based Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study. The Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study comprises 4,814 men and women aged 45–75 years. To detect monoclonal proteins, standard serum(More)
While gliomas are the most common primary brain tumors, their etiology is largely unknown. To identify novel risk loci for glioma, we conducted genome-wide association (GWA) analysis of two case-control series from France and Germany (2269 cases and 2500 controls). Pooling these data with previously reported UK and US GWA studies provided data on 4147(More)
PRAME is a tumor-associated antigen, which belongs to the family of cancer–testis antigens (CTA). The expression of CTA is mainly restricted to the testis and various tumors. In contrast to other CTA, PRAME expression is also frequently detected in acute and chronic leukemias. Due to this expression pattern, PRAME has attracted great interest as a(More)
We performed fine mapping of 39 established type 2 diabetes (T2D) loci in 27,206 cases and 57,574 controls of European ancestry. We identified 49 distinct association signals at these loci, including five mapping in or near KCNQ1. 'Credible sets' of the variants most likely to drive each distinct signal mapped predominantly to noncoding sequence, implying(More)
INTRODUCTION Advanced stage/metastatic soft tissue sarcoma (STS) has a poor prognosis especially after failure of the established first-line treatment. In patients with relapsed leiomyosarcoma, however, the combination of gemcitabine (G) and docetaxel (D) recently has emerged as a valuable salvage therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of(More)
Although p27 plays a central role in cell cycle regulation, its role in breast cancer prognosis is controversial. Furthermore, the p27 gene CDKN1B carries a polymorphism with unknown functional relevance. This study was designed to evaluate p27 expression and p27 genotyping with respect to early breast cancer prognosis. 279 patients with infiltrating(More)
The objective of this study was to confirm previous results regarding the differential expression and prognostic significance of the circadian gene CRY1 in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients and its relationship with the expression of other circadian genes and well-established prognostic markers. We also aimed to investigate whether the peripheral(More)
BACKGROUND This study assessed the feasibility and safety of out of hospital management of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients during consolidation therapy. METHODS 103 consolidation cycles were analyzed retrospectively. All patients received treatment as inpatients; they were discharged provided they were in a good clinical condition and then either(More)