Melanie Ward

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Allelic loss is a common mechanism of inactivation of tumour-suppressor genes in colorectal carcinomas. A number of known or putative tumour-suppressor genes including NF1, BRCA1, NME1, NME2 and prohibitin are present on the long arm of chromosome 17, and this region has not been extensively analysed in colorectal tumours. In this study 72 colorectal(More)
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a sporadic neurodegenerative disease. The major pathological hallmark of MSA is the accumulation of α-synuclein in oligodendrocytes. In contrast to Parkinson's disease no definitive familial etiology for MSA has been determined. Yet, there is a growing body of evidence that perturbation of transcriptional processes leads to(More)
Over the past decade, the focus of molecular biology has shifted from being predominately DNA and protein-centric to having a greater appreciation of RNA. It is now accepted that the genome is pervasively transcribed in tissue-and cell-specific manner, to produce not only protein-coding RNAs, but also an array of noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs). Many of these(More)
Over the past decade, there has been an increase in the appreciation of the role of non-coding RNA in the development of organism phenotype. It is possible to divide the non-coding elements of the transcriptome into three categories: short non-coding RNAs, circular RNAs and long non-coding RNAs. Long non-coding RNAs are those transcripts that are greater(More)
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