Stephen J. Blakemore

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Various translocations and mutations have been identified in myeloma, and certain aberrations, such as t(4;14) and del17, are linked with disease prognosis. To investigate mutational prevalence in myeloma and associations between mutations and patient outcomes, we tested a panel of 41 known oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in tumor samples from 133(More)
Mitochondrial dysfunction is an important cause of human deafness, implicated in genetic deafness, toxin and noise damage. We assessed the mechanism of cochlear dysfunction in a population of 11 subjects with a specific mitochondrial disorder caused by the A3243G mitochondrial DNA mutation. Psychophysical tests were carried out to assess the inner and outer(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The pathogenesis of human coronary artery disease (CAD) is likely to require the transcription of many different genes. We report here the differential gene expression profiling of human CAD using copy DNA (cDNA)/nylon array hybridization techniques. METHODS AND RESULTS Human coronary arteries were obtained at the time of cardiac(More)
PURPOSE Ovarian cancer has the highest mortality rate of all female reproductive malignancies. Drug resistance is a major cause of treatment failure and novel therapeutic strategies are urgently needed. MLN4924 is a NEDDylation inhibitor currently under investigation in multiple phase I studies. We investigated its anticancer activity in cisplatin-sensitive(More)
Background The neddylation pathway conjugates NEDD8 to cullin-RING ligases and controls the proteasomal degradation of specific proteins involved in essential cell processes. Pevonedistat (MLN4924) is a selective small molecule targeting the NEDD8-activating enzyme (NAE) and inhibits an early step in neddylation, resulting in DNA re-replication, cell cycle(More)
Inappropriate activation of AKT signaling is a relatively common occurrence in human tumors, and can be caused by activation of components of, or by loss or decreased activity of inhibitors of, this signaling pathway. A novel, pan AKT kinase inhibitor, GSK690693, was developed in order to interfere with the inappropriate AKT signaling seen in these human(More)
Purpose: Ovarian cancer has the highest mortality rate of all female reproductive malignancies. Drug resistance is a major cause of treatment failure and novel therapeutic strategies are urgently needed. MLN4924 is a NEDDylation inhibitor currently under investigation in multiple phase I studies. We investigated its anticancer activity in(More)
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