Rodney N Wiltshire

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Mutations of the APC gene play a critical role in both sporadic and familial forms of colorectal cancer. The vast majority of these mutations result in the loss of the carboxyl terminus of the protein. To further elucidate the function of APC, we searched for cellular proteins that associate with its carboxyl terminus. One million human cDNA clones were(More)
Oligodendroglial neoplasms are a subgroup of gliomas with distinctive morphological characteristics. In the present study we have evaluated a series of these tumors to define their molecular profiles and to determine whether there is a relationship between molecular genetic parameters and histological pattern in this tumor type. Loss of heterozygosity (LOH)(More)
De novo glioblastomas develop in older patients without prior clinical history of less malignant tumors. Progressive glioblastomas are common among younger patients and arise through progression from lower-grade astrocytomas. CDKN2A deletions, PTEN alterations, and EGFR amplification are more prevalent among de novo glioblastomas, whereas p53 mutations are(More)
Utrophin is a 400 kDa autosomal homolog of dystrophin and a component of the submembranous cytoskeleton. While multiple dystrophin isoforms have been identified along with alternatively spliced products, to date only two different mRNA species of utrophin have been identified. To determine the degree of evolutionary conservation between dystrophin and(More)
Cell lines and xenografts derived from medulloblastomas are useful tools to investigate the chromosomal changes in these tumors. Here we used G-banding, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), spectral karyotyping (SKY), and comparative genomic hybridization to study 4 medulloblastoma cell lines and 1 xenograft. Cell line D-425 Med had a relatively(More)
Cytogenetic analysis was performed on short-term cultures of primary tumor samples from seven patients with posterior uveal melanoma. Informative data were obtained from four patients, all of whom had a near-diploid chromosomal number and clonal chromosomal alterations. Analysis of one patient's tumor revealed monosomy 3 as the only cytogenetically(More)
Gastrin and its carboxyl-terminal homolog cholecystokinin (CCK) exert a variety of biological actions in the brain and gastrointestinal tract that are mediated in part through one or more G protein-coupled receptors which exhibit similar affinity for both peptides. Genomic clones encoding a human gastrin/CCKB receptor were isolated by screening a human EMBL(More)
Astrocytoma is comprised of a group of common intracranial neoplasms that are classified into four grades based on the World Health Organization histological criteria and patient survival. To date, histological grade, patient age, and clinical performance, as reflected in the Karnofsky score, are the most reliable prognostic predictors. Recently, there has(More)
Cytogenetic and molecular genetic studies of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) have shown that the most frequent alterations are gains of chromosome 7, losses of 9p loci and chromosome 10, and gene amplification, primarily of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene. Although this profile is potentially useful in distinguishing GBM from other tumor(More)
Circular dichroism (CD) studies of parathyroid hormone (PTH), its oxidized forms, and some fragments of the hormone are described. The CD spectrum of native PTH (84 amino acids) and the active fragment, 1-34 PTH, suggests that most of the secondary structure resides in the amino-terminal segment of this hormone. Oxidation of the methionine residue at(More)