Robert Owen Jackson

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The human papillomavirus (HPV) directly infects cervical keratinocytes and interferes with TLR signalling. To shed light on the effect of HPV on upstream receptors, we evaluated TLRs 1-9 gene expression in HPV-negative normal and HPV-positive pre-malignant and malignant ex vivo cervical tissue. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction was performed(More)
The etiology of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is poorly understood, and studies of the genetics of this disease have been hampered by the scarcity of the Hodgkin and Reed-Sternberg (HRS) cells within tumors. To determine whether recurrent genomic imbalances are a feature of HL, CD30-positive HRS cells were laser-microdissected from 20 classical Hodgkin lymphomas(More)
High-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV), such as HPV16, have been found in nearly all cases of cervical cancer. Therapies targeted at blocking the HPV16 E6 protein and its deleterious effects on the tumour suppressor pathways of the cell can reverse the malignant phenotype of affected keratinocytes while sparing uninfected cells. Through a strong(More)
Infection with a transforming human papillomavirus (HPV) such as type 16 (of species Alphapapillomavirus 9) causes ano-genital and oral tumours via viral persistence in human squamous cell epithelia. Epidemiological studies showed that the naturally occurring HPV16 Asian-American (AA) variant (sublineage D2/D3) is found more often than the European(More)
OBJECTIVES The incidence of cervical cancer is up to 20-fold higher among First Nations women in Canada than the general population, probably due to lower participation in screening. Offering human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling in place of Papanicolaou (Pap) testing may eventually increase screening participation and reduce cervical cancer rates in(More)
Erratum In the original publication of this article [1], the funding statement omitted the following information, The funding bodies had no role in study design, data collection , data analysis and interpretation, or preparation of the manuscript. Reference 1. Jackson R, et al. Functional variants of human papillomavirus type 16 demonstrate host genome(More)
INTRODUCTION Studies suggest significant biomechanical and clinical differences exist between total disk replacement (TDR) and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) patients treated at multiple cervical levels. However, long-term results for treatment of multilevel cervical degenerative disc disease are lacking. Here we evaluate 7-year neurological(More)
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are a worldwide burden as they are a widespread group of tumour viruses in humans. Having a tropism for mucosal tissues, high-risk HPVs are detected in nearly all cervical cancers. HPV16 is the most common high-risk type but not all women infected with high-risk HPV develop a malignant tumour. Likely relevant, HPV genomes are(More)
Infective endocarditis has different presentations depending on the involvement of valvular and perivalvular structures, and it is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Aortocavitary fistula is a rare complication. We introduce the case of a 48-year-old female with native valve endocarditis, complicated by aortocavitary fistula to the right atrium,(More)
OBJECTIVES For most gout patients, excruciatingly painful gout attacks are the major clinical burden of the disease. The goal of this study was to assess the association of frequent gout flares with healthcare burden, and to quantify how much lower gout-related costs and resource use are for those with infrequent flares compared to frequent gout flares. (More)