Michael Jones

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The systematic translation of cancer genomic data into knowledge of tumour biology and therapeutic possibilities remains challenging. Such efforts should be greatly aided by robust preclinical model systems that reflect the genomic diversity of human cancers and for which detailed genetic and pharmacological annotation is available. Here we describe the(More)
A highly conserved repetitive DNA sequence, (TTAGGG)n, has been isolated from a human recombinant repetitive DNA library. Quantitative hybridization to chromosomes sorted by flow cytometry indicates that comparable amounts of this sequence are present on each human chromosome. Both fluorescent in situ hybridization and BAL-31 nuclease digestion experiments(More)
An abundant tandem repeat has been cloned from genomic DNA of the merlin (Falco columbarius). The cloned sequence is 174 bp in length, and maps by in situ hybridization to the centromeric regions of several of the large chromosomes within the merlin karyotype. Complementary sequences have been identified within a variety of falcon species; these sequences(More)
Bmi-1 and Mel-18 are structural homologues that belong to the Polycomb group of transcriptional regulators and are believed to stably maintain repression of gene expression by altering the state of chromatin at specific promoters. While a number of clinical and experimental observations have implicated Bmi-1 in human tumorigenesis, the role of Mel-18 in(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify a panel of candidate protein biomarkers of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that can predict which patients will develop erosive, disabling disease. METHODS A 2-step proteomic approach was used for biomarker discovery and verification. In the first step, 2-dimensional liquid chromatography-coupled tandem mass spectrometry was used to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether treatment with an antiresorptive drug in combination with an antiinflammatory drug reduces periarticular bone and soft tissue adaptations associated with the progression of posttraumatic secondary osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS We used in vivo microfocal computed tomography (micro-CT) to map bony adaptations and in vivo(More)
UNLABELLED CRISPR/Cas9 has emerged as a powerful new tool to systematically probe gene function. We compared the performance of CRISPR to RNAi-based loss-of-function screens for the identification of cancer dependencies across multiple cancer cell lines. CRISPR dropout screens consistently identified more lethal genes than RNAi, implying that the(More)
During an infection, the coordinated orchestration of many factors by the invading organism is required for disease to be initiated and to progress. The elucidation of the processes involved is critical to the development of a clear understanding of host-pathogen interactions. For Candida species, the inactivation of many fungal attributes has been shown to(More)
Thirty-one histologically abnormal brains from patients with AIDS were studied in order to establish the relationship between multinucleated giant cells, viral protein expression, the various forms of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) DNA, and clinical evidence of dementia. Unintegrated HIV-1 DNA of 2 to 8 kb was found in 22 of the 31 brains.(More)
The highly conserved fungal Ste12 transcription factor family of proteins play critical roles in the regulation of many cellular processes including mating, cell wall biosynthesis, filamentation and invasive growth. They are also important mediators of fungal virulence. The Candida glabrata STE12 homologue was cloned. The encoded protein has a single DNA(More)