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A pooled analysis was conducted to examine the association between select variants in DNA repair genes and glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and deadliest form of adult brain tumors. Genetic data for approximately 1,000 glioblastoma multiforme cases and 2,000 controls were combined from four centers in the United States that have conducted(More)
BACKGROUND Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I genes mediate cytotoxic T-lymphocyte responses and natural killer cell function. In a previous study, several HLA-B and HLA-C alleles and haplotypes were positively or negatively associated with the occurrence and prognosis of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS As an extension of(More)
A simple, scalable method for purification of plasmid DNA is described. The method includes modification of the classical alkaline-lysis-based plasmid extraction method by extending the solubilization step from less than 30 min to 24 h. The extraction is followed by the novel use of tangential flow filtration (TFF) for purification of the remaining(More)
This study reports on the frequency and disease association pattern of a number of gene rearrangements in a large panel of lymphoid tumours (n = 94). We detected the t(11;14) translocation, involving rearrangement of the BCL-1 locus, in 60% of mantle cell lymphomas. The BCL-2 gene, located at band 18q21, was rearranged in 42% of follicle centre lymphomas(More)
Patients with acute lymphatic leukaemia (ALL) could be divided into two groups at diagnosis--those whose peripheral blood and/or bone marrow exhibited in vitro colony formation and those in whom it did not, but this finding did not appear to correlate with any clinical or haematological parameter, or with prognosis. The colonly-forming potential of patients(More)
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