Sarah G Moore

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We report the discovery of GATA2 as a new myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)-acute myeloid leukemia (AML) predisposition gene. We found the same, previously unidentified heterozygous c.1061C>T (p.Thr354Met) missense mutation in the GATA2 transcription factor gene segregating with the multigenerational transmission of MDS-AML in three families and a GATA2(More)
Following the introduction 30 years ago of neonatal screening and early dietary treatment for phenylketonuria there has been a dramatic decrease in the severity of neurological dysfunction associated with this disorder. However, there is evidence that subtle neurological impairment remains common in early treated subjects and in the last 3 years there have(More)
This study characterized the contribution of bone marrow-derived cells to human neoplasia and the perineoplastic stroma. The Australasian Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient Registry was used to identify solid organ neoplasia that developed in female recipients of male allogeneic stem cell transplants. Eighteen suitable cases were identified including several(More)
Caspase-2 is an initiator caspase, which has been implicated to function in apoptotic and non-apoptotic signalling pathways, including cell-cycle regulation, DNA-damage signalling and tumour suppression. We previously demonstrated that caspase-2 deficiency enhances E1A/Ras oncogene-induced cell transformation and augments lymphomagenesis in the EμMyc mouse(More)
In the planning of MRI protocols to monitor disease activity in multiple sclerosis (MS), the clinical subtype needs to be considered. In this serial gadolinium-enhanced MRI study, we demonstrated differences between patients with early relapsing/remitting MS and benign MS in both the production of new lesions and the occurrence of enhancement.
The integrity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in multiple sclerosis (MS) was monitored by serial gadolinium-(Gd)-DTPA enhanced MRI during and after the treatment of acute relapses with a three day course of high dose intravenous methylprednisolone (IVMP). During treatment there was a rapid reduction of BBB abnormalities in 96% of enhancing lesions. In(More)
Eighteen patients with acute optic neuritis underwent optic nerve magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) before and after injection of gadolinium-diethylene triamine pentacetic acid (Gd-DTPA). Ten were re-examined 4 weeks later. Leakage of Gd-DTPA across the blood-optic nerve barrier was a consistent finding in the acute lesion, and its presence was associated(More)
Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for BCR-ABL mRNA in the peripheral blood (RQ-PCR) provides an accurate and reliable measure of response to therapy in chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). We wanted to determine in what circumstances additional clinically relevant information was provided by simultaneous cytogenetic analysis in RQ-PCR(More)
BACKGROUND Multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) is a polymerase chain reaction-based assay that can assess HER2 gene copy number relative to control genes. DESIGN Institutional ethics board approval was obtained. Using commercially available kits, 208 consecutive invasive breast cancers undergoing routine in situ hybridization testing(More)
We determined the breakpoint genes of the translocation t(4;11)(q21;p15) that occurred in a case of adult T-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia (T-ALL). The chromosome 11 breakpoint was mapped to the region between D11S470 and D11S860. The nucleoporin 98 gene (NUP98), which is rearranged in several acute myeloid leukemia translocations, is located within this(More)