Michael F. Walsh

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BACKGROUND Methotrexate (MTX) may produce antiarthritic effects through polyglutamation to methotrexate polyglutamates (MTXPGs), a process that covalently attaches sequential gamma-linked glutamic residues to MTX. We sought to develop an innovative HPLC method for the quantification of these metabolites in erythrocytes. METHODS Two alternative approaches(More)
Spectral CT has proven an important development in biomedical imaging, and there have been several publications in the past years demonstrating its merits in pre-clinical and clinical applications. In 2012, Xu reported that near-term implementation of spectral micro-CT could be enhanced by a hybrid architecture: a narrow-beam spectral “interior” imaging(More)
The energy information acquired using spectral X-ray detectors allows noninvasive identification and characterization of chemical components of a material. To achieve this, it is important that the energy response of the detector is calibrated. The established techniques for energy calibration are not practical for routine use in pre-clinical or clinical(More)
Somatic mutations affecting ETV6 often occur in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common childhood malignancy. The genetic factors that predispose to ALL remain poorly understood. Here we identify a novel germline ETV6 p. L349P mutation in a kindred affected by thrombocytopenia and ALL. A second ETV6 p. N385fs mutation was identified in an(More)
Lynch syndrome is an autosomal dominant cancer predisposition syndrome which is caused by a germline mutation in one of four genes, MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 or PMS2. Individuals with a germline mutation in one of these genes are at increased lifetime risk of colon, endometrial, ovarian, small intestine, renal pelvis and ureter. Less commonly patients may develop(More)
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