Lindsay Frost

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease of the neuromuscular system resulting in paralysis and ultimately death. Currently, no effective therapy is prescribed for patients; however, several therapeutic strategies are showing promise. Either exercise or treatment with adeno-associated virus/insulin-like growth factor-1 alone has(More)
We report stability of a clonal immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) gene rearrangement in a case of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) relapsing 17 years after completion of first-line therapy. Clonal stability was shown by polymerase chain reaction amplification of the hypervariable CDRIII region of IgH gene. Identically sized products from the(More)
Blood samples were taken from 29 male and 21 female clinically normal European hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) that had been overwintered in an English rehabilitation centre, and the mean (sd) and ranges of their haematological values were determined. The mean cellular volume and lymphocyte counts of the female hedgehogs were slightly but significantly(More)
Childhood lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is usually assumed to have been permanently eradicated in patients in long-term remission, but occasionally can recur after many years. To learn more about the problem, we studied a group of children whose leukemia had been in remission for 10 or more years before relapse and tried to determine whether they had true(More)
Relapse postautograft in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), may in part arise from leukaemia cells present in the bone marrow (BM) inoculum, and the level of minimal residual disease (MRD) in BM harvests used for autografting may therefore be clinically important. We have used the WT1 transcript as a marker of MRD, which was quantitated by RQ-PCR, in the BM(More)
Real-time reverse transcription polymerase reaction (RT-PCR) was used to examine DEK-CAN transcript levels in serial samples from three patients with t(6;9) acute myeloid leukemia treated with intensive chemotherapy. All three patients achieved short first clinical remission, but without achieving RT-PCR negativity. DEK-CAN level significantly increased in(More)
Paraplegia affected 14 hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) in a wildlife rescue hospital over a period of six months. Postmortem examination revealed demyelination in the brain and spinal cord and an inflammatory response in the meninges, choroid plexus and CNS. The peripheral nervous system was not affected. In the spleen, lungs and liver there was an(More)
The core-binding factor (CBF) leukemias comprise acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with t(8;21) and inv(16)/t(16;16), characterized by the presence of the AML1-ETO and CBFbeta-MYH11 fusion genes, respectively. These leukemia-associated genes can now be sensitively and reliably quantified by real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)(More)
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