Margie Harrison-Smith

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Interaction of thrombopoietin (TPO) with its receptor, c-Mpl, triggers cell growth and differentiation responses controlling primitive haemopoietic cell production and megakaryocytopoiesis. To examine the important receptor domains and signal transduction pathways involved in these cellular responses, c-Mpl cytoplasmic domain truncation and tyrosine(More)
Naevi are nearly universal in humans, yet their cellular origin remains obscure. Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in naevus development may be important in understanding the pathogenesis of malignant melanoma. This study aimed to discover whether human acquired naevi are premalignant by examining whether they are clonal. To(More)
An adult mouse liver cDNA library was screened with oligonucleotides corresponding to the conserved WSXWS motif of the haemopoietin receptor family. Using this method, cDNA clones encoding a novel receptor were isolated. The new receptor, named NR1, was most similar in sequence and predicted structure to the alpha-chain of the IL-6 receptor and mRNA was(More)
Sixty-five percent of acute myeloid leukemias subtype M2 (AML-M2), displaying a translocation between chromosomes 8 and 21 (t8;21) have also lost one or other copy of the sex chromosomes (XO). This finding has led to the hypothesis that a recessive oncogene may be present in the DNA common to both sex chromosomes, that is the pseudoautosomal region. The(More)
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