Michelle R. Newman

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OBJECTIVE The relationship between genetic variation in the T-type calcium channel gene CACNA1H and childhood absence epilepsy is well established. The purpose of this study was to investigate the range of epilepsy syndromes for which CACNA1H variants may contribute to the genetic susceptibility architecture and determine the electrophysiological effects of(More)
K-Ras dependent non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells are 'addicted' to basal autophagy that reprograms cellular metabolism in a lysosomal-sensitive manner. Here we demonstrate that the xenophagy-associated kinase TBK1 drives basal autophagy, consistent with its known requirement in K-Ras-dependent NSCLC proliferation. Furthermore, basal autophagy in(More)
The objective was to determine if a single measurement of plasma insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) could predict the number of viable embryos obtained from donors and the likelihood of pregnancy in recipients in multiple ovulation and embryo transfer (MOET) programs in cattle. The embryo yields from 101 embryo recoveries were examined in maiden Holstein(More)
We present here the first high resolution melt (HRM) assay to quantitatively analyze differences in murine DNA methylation levels utilizing CpG methylation of Long Interspersed Elements-1 (LINE1 or L1). By calculating the integral difference in melt temperature between samples and a methylated control, and biasing PCR primers for unmethylated CpGs, the(More)
The results of this study demonstrate that lysine is the major amino acid participating in the binding of acetaldehyde to proteins. The formation of both stable and unstable acetaldehyde-albumin adducts was shown to occur via the reaction of acetaldehyde with lysine residues. This conclusion was based on the following experimental evidence: (a) the ratio of(More)
At present cancer genetics referrals are reactive to individuals asking for a referral and providing a family history thereafter. A previous pilot study in a single General Practice (GP) catchment area in North London showed a 1.5-fold increase in breast cancer risk in the Ashkenazi Jewish population compared with the non-Ashkenazi mixed population. The(More)
CONCLUSION Our study outlines an alternative approach for the selection and investigation of genes involved in inner ear function. OBJECTIVE To gain understanding of the gene pathways involved in the development of the normal cochlea. MATERIALS AND METHODS Microarray technology currently offers the most efficient approach to investigate gene expression(More)
Cancer of the prostate is a highly prevalent disease with a heterogeneous aetiology and prognosis. Current understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying the responses of prostate tissue to ionizing radiation exposure, including cancer induction, is surprisingly limited for both high- and low-dose exposures. As population exposure to radiation(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess training in breech delivery in the United Kingdom at the level of registrar. METHOD Three hundred and nineteen registrars in obstetrics and gynecology in the United Kingdom replied to a postal questionnaire. RESULTS The various indications of cesarean section in breech presentation answered by respondents were: pre-term labor,(More)