Newton A C S Wong

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An important role for beta-catenin pathways in colorectal carcinogenesis was first suggested by the protein's association with adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) protein, and by evidence of dysregulation of beta-catenin protein expression at all stages of the adenoma-carcinoma sequence. Recent studies have, however, shown that yet more components of(More)
Colorectal carcinoma shows several sex-related differences with regard to incidence, response to chemotherapy and microsatellite instability. These differences may relate to differential expression of ERbeta1 (wild-type) as well as the truncated ERbeta2 and ERbeta5 splice variant isoforms, which have recently been detected in normal and malignant colorectal(More)
AIMS To investigate the associations between the Rsa I, Dra I, and Taq I genetic polymorphisms of cytochrome p4502E1 and susceptibility to alcoholic liver disease or to hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS DNA samples isolated from 61 patients with alcoholic liver disease, 46 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, and 375 healthy controls were subjected to(More)
The gene encoding the xenobiotic-metabolising microsomal enzyme, epoxide hydrolase (mEPHX), shows two common mutations, i.e. at exons 3 and 4. It is unknown how these genetic polymorphisms relate to risk of developing alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and/or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a Caucasian population. DNA samples extracted from the blood of 61 ALD(More)
The molecular pathogenesis of Barrett's metaplasia (BM) of the esophagus is poorly understood. The change to an intestinal phenotype occurs on a background of esophagitis due to refluxing acid and bile. CDX1, an important regulator of normal intestinal development, was studied as a potential key molecule in the pathogenesis of BM. CDX1 mRNA and protein were(More)
AIMS To assess observer agreement in the diagnosis of colorectal serrated polyps, in particular, serrated adenomas and admixed polyps (i.e. 'polyps with admixed hyperplastic and adenomatous glands'). METHODS AND RESULTS Sixty cases of large bowel polyps were assessed by four specialist gastrointestinal histopathologists and allocated into one of five(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the spectrum and outcome of colorectal diseases occurring in adult liver allograft recipients. DESIGN A retrospective cohort analysis of clinical, microbiological and histopathological data regarding colorectal disease. PATIENTS Forty three out of 302 adult primary liver allograft recipients were transplanted and followed up (at(More)
Thymidylate synthase (TS) is a key enzyme in DNA synthesis and is inhibited by metabolites of the chemotherapeutic agent 5-fluorouracil (5FU). Nuclear expression of TS in human tissue in vivo has not been characterised and its clinicopathological correlates in malignancy are unknown. 52 cases of primary colorectal carcinoma (CRC) and 24 cases of matched(More)
Schimke immunoosseous dysplasia (SIOD), which is characterized by prominent spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia, T-cell deficiency, and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, is a panethnic autosomal recessive multisystem disorder with variable expressivity. Biallelic mutations in switch/sucrose nonfermenting (swi/snf) related, matrix-associated, actin-dependent(More)
It is unclear whether and how cyclin D1 and/or p21(WAF1/CIP1) dysregulation contribute to ulcerative colitis (UC)-related inflammation and colorectal carcinogenesis. Cases of quiescent UC (QUC; n = 15), active UC (AUC; n = 23), UC-related dysplasia (n = 35) and UC-related colorectal adenocarcinomas (CRCs; n = 11) were studied with cyclin D1 and(More)