N. K. Hayward

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The MEN1 gene is considered to be a tumour suppressor gene and has been localised to a 1-Mb region of 11q13.1. In this study, we report the physical localisation of the 13-kDa FK506 and rapamycin binding protein gene (FKBP2) to the cosmid marker D11S750, which is located inside the MEN1 region of non-recombination. The product of this gene is involved in(More)
We report four previously undescribed families with germline BRCA1-associated protein-1 gene (BAP1) mutations and expand the clinical phenotype of this tumor syndrome. The tumor spectrum in these families is predominantly uveal malignant melanoma (UMM), cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) and mesothelioma, as previously reported for germline BAP1 mutations.(More)
Ras proteins operate as molecular switches in signal transduction pathways downstream of tyrosine kinases and G-protein-coupled receptors. Ras is switched from the inactive GDP-bound state to the active GTP-bound state by guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs). We report here the cloning and characterization of RasGRP2, a longer alternatively spliced(More)
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN-1) is inherited as an autosomal dominant disease characterised by hyperplasia or neoplasia of the parathyroids, anterior pituitary and the endocrine pancreas (Wermer, 1954). Recently, both parathyroid and pancreatic lesions in MEN-1 have been reported to show allelic loss of heterozygosity on chromosome 11 (Larson et(More)
Polymorphism of the human c-Ha-ras-1 gene has been analysed in DNA from 168 individuals using the enzymes MspI and HpaII. In all, 35 bladder cancer patients, 28 melanoma patients, 22 Wilms' tumour patients, 24 first-degree relatives of Wilms' tumour or melanoma patients and 59 unaffected controls were studied. A total of 13 different fragment sizes was(More)
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1), an autosomal dominant disease characterized by neoplasia of the parathyroid glands, anterior pituitary and endocrine pancreas, is rarely reported in Asian populations. The MEN1 gene, mapped to chromosome 11q13 but yet to be cloned, has been found to be homogeneous in Caucasian populations through linkage analysis.(More)
A melanoma predisposition gene has been identified. This gene, CDKN2, maps to chromosome 9p21-p22 and encodes p16, an inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinases 4 and 6. CDKN2 has been found to be inactivated by homozygous deletion or intragenic mutation at high frequency in a diverse range of tumors and tumor cell lines, including those derived from melanomas.(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major public health problem with increasing prevalence worldwide. The primary aim of this study was to identify genes and gene ontologies associated with COPD severity. Gene expression profiling was performed on total RNA extracted from lung tissue of 18 former smokers with COPD. Class comparison analysis on(More)
Two major genes determining predisposition to breast cancer, termed BRCA1 and BRCA2, have been mapped to the long arms of chromosomes 17 and 13, respectively. Each locus is believed to account for approximately 40% of cases of familial breast cancer. We used linkage and haplotype analysis with simple tandem repeat polymorphisms at chromosomal bands 17q21(More)