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Athanasios Dalakouras, Michèle Wassenegger, John N McMillan, Vinitha Cardoza, Ira Maegele, Elena Dadami, Miriam Runne, Gabi Krczal, Michael Wassenegger
In this report, we describe a method for the delivery of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) into plant cells. In vitro synthesized siRNAs that were designed to target the coding region of a GREEN FLUORESCENT PROTEIN (GFP) transgene were applied by various methods onto GFP-expressing transgenic Nicotiana benthamiana plants to trigger RNA silencing. In contrast to mere siRNA applications, including spraying, syringe injection, and infiltration of siRNAs that all failed to induce RNA silencing, high pressure spraying of siRNAs resulted in efficient local and systemic silencing of the GFP transgene, with comparable efficiency as was achieved with biolistic siRNA introduction...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
Sean O'Mahony, James Gerhart, Ira Abrams, Michelle Greene, Rory McFadden, Sara Tamizuddin, Mitchell M Levy
AIM: Medical providers may face unique emotional challenges when confronted with the suffering of chronically ill, dying, and bereaved children. This study assessed the preliminary outcomes of participation in a group-based multimodal mindfulness training pilot designed to reduce symptoms of burnout and mental health symptoms in providers who interact with children in the context of end-of-life care. METHODS: A total of 13 medical providers who care for children facing life-threatening illness or bereaved children participated in a 9-session multimodal mindfulness session...
July 21, 2016: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
Ashley J Dittmar, Allison A Drozda, Ira J Blader
The urgent need to develop new antimicrobial therapies has spawned the development of repurposing screens in which well-studied drugs and other types of compounds are tested for potential off-label uses. As a proof-of-principle screen to identify compounds effective against Toxoplasma gondii, we screened a collection of 1,120 compounds for the ability to significantly reduce Toxoplasma replication. A total of 94 compounds blocked parasite replication with 50% inhibitory concentrations of <5 µM. A significant number of these compounds are established inhibitors of dopamine or estrogen signaling...
March 2016: MSphere
S Zheng
Alternative splicing is a fundamental regulatory process of gene expression. Defects in alternative splicing can lead to various diseases, and modification of disease-causing splicing events presents great therapeutic promise. Splicing outcome is commonly affected by extracellular stimuli and signaling cascades that converge on RNA-binding splicing regulators. These trans-acting factors recognize cis-elements in pre-mRNA transcripts to affect spliceosome assembly and splice site choices. Identification of these splicing regulators and/or upstream modulators has been difficult and traditionally done by piecemeal...
2016: Methods in Enzymology
Isaac Adatto, Lauren Krug, Leonard Ira Zon
Light-dark cycles mimicking natural settings in a zebrafish facility are crucial for maintaining fish with an entrained circadian clock making them an ideal vertebrate model to study such rhythms. However, failure to provide optimal conditions to include complete darkness can lead to a disturbed circadian pacemaker affecting physiology and behavior in zebrafish. To meet building code requirements, the aquatics facility in use was outfitted with EXIT signs emitting a constant light. To determine if light radiating from the EXIT sign has an effect on zebrafish embryo production, 100 fish (1:1 m/f ratio) were split and housed at 10 fish/L...
June 2016: Zebrafish
Alexander Greene, Richard B Jones, Thomas W Wright, Ira M Parsons, Paul Saadi, Emilie V Cheung, Sandrine Polakovic, Matthew A Hamilton
Preoperative planning tools in shoulder arthroplasty are a recently developing technology with the advantage of being able to clearly assess patient anatomy and deformities before entering the OR. Addressing retroverted glenoids remains one of the most difficult aspects of primary shoulder arthroplasty. In this study, five surgeons were provided with a preoperative planning tool with posterior augmented glenoid implant options (0°, 8°, and 16°) to treat 10 cadaveric cases with a range of versions from 7...
December 2015: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
Anita A Kelkar, Javed Butler, Erik B Schelbert, Stephen J Greene, Arshed A Quyyumi, Robert O Bonow, Ira Cohen, Mihai Gheorghiade, Michael J Lipinski, Wei Sun, Dror Luger, Stephen E Epstein
Over the past 1.5 decades, numerous stem cell trials have been performed in patients with cardiovascular disease. Although encouraging outcome signals have been reported, these have been small, leading to uncertainty as to whether they will translate into significantly improved outcomes. A reassessment of the rationale for the use of stem cells in cardiovascular disease is therefore timely. Such a rationale should include analyses of why previous trials have not produced significant benefit and address whether mechanisms contributing to disease progression might benefit from known activities of stem cells...
November 3, 2015: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Lei Zhang, Xumin Wang, Tao Liu, Guoliang Wang, Shan Chi, Cui Liu, Haiyang Wang
In this study, we fully sequenced the circular plastid genome of a brown alga, Undaria pinnatifida. The genome is 130,383 base pairs (bp) in size; it contains a large single-copy (LSC, 76,598 bp) and a small single-copy region (SSC, 42,977 bp), separated by two inverted repeats (IRa and IRb: 5,404 bp). The genome contains 139 protein-coding, 28 tRNA, and 6 rRNA genes; none of these genes contains introns. Organization and gene contents of the U. pinnatifida plastid genome were similar to those of Saccharina japonica...
2015: PloS One
Shuo Wang, Li-Zhi Gao
The complete chloroplast genome of green foxtail (Setaria viridis), a promising model system for C4 photosynthesis, is first reported in this study. The genome harbors a large single copy (LSC) region of 81 016 bp and a small single copy (SSC) region of 12 456  bp separated by a pair of inverted repeat (IRa and IRb) regions of 22 315 bp. GC content is 38.92%. The proportion of coding sequence is 57.97%, comprising of 111 (19 duplicated in IR regions) unique genes, 71 of which are protein-coding genes, four are rRNA genes, and 36 are tRNA genes...
September 2016: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
Claudia A Grillo, Gerardo G Piroli, Robert C Lawrence, Shayna A Wrighten, Adrienne J Green, Steven P Wilson, Randall R Sakai, Sandra J Kelly, Marlene A Wilson, David D Mott, Lawrence P Reagan
Insulin receptors (IRs) are expressed in discrete neuronal populations in the central nervous system, including the hippocampus. To elucidate the functional role of hippocampal IRs independent of metabolic function, we generated a model of hippocampal-specific insulin resistance using a lentiviral vector expressing an IR antisense sequence (LV-IRAS). LV-IRAS effectively downregulates IR expression in the rat hippocampus without affecting body weight, adiposity, or peripheral glucose homeostasis. Nevertheless, hippocampal neuroplasticity was impaired in LV-IRAS-treated rats...
November 2015: Diabetes
Inaya Ahmed, Kavita Dharmarajan, Amy Tiersten, Ira Bleiweiss, Hank Schmidt, Sheryl Green, Richard L Bakst
We are reporting a case of a 34-year-old woman with occult primary breast cancer discovered after initially presenting with neurological symptoms. She was successfully treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by definitive axillary lymph node dissection and ipsilateral whole breast radiotherapy. The case presented is unique due to the rarity of occult primary breast cancer, especially in light of her initial confounding neurological signs and symptoms, which highlights the importance of careful staging...
2015: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Denise A Yardley, Robert Weaver, Michelle E Melisko, Mansoor N Saleh, Francis P Arena, Andres Forero, Tessa Cigler, Alison Stopeck, Dennis Citrin, Ira Oliff, Rebecca Bechhold, Randa Loutfi, Agustin A Garcia, Scott Cruickshank, Elizabeth Crowley, Jennifer Green, Thomas Hawthorne, Michael J Yellin, Thomas A Davis, Linda T Vahdat
PURPOSE: Glycoprotein NMB (gpNMB), a negative prognostic marker, is overexpressed in multiple tumor types. Glembatumumab vedotin is a gpNMB-specific monoclonal antibody conjugated to the potent cytotoxin monomethyl auristatin E. This phase II study investigated the activity of glembatumumab vedotin in advanced breast cancer by gpNMB expression. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients (n = 124) with refractory breast cancer that expressed gpNMB in ≥ 5% of epithelial or stromal cells by central immunohistochemistry were stratified by gpNMB expression (tumor, low stromal intensity, high stromal intensity) and were randomly assigned 2:1 to glembatumumab vedotin (n = 83) or investigator's choice (IC) chemotherapy (n = 41)...
May 10, 2015: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Karoline B Kuchenbaecker, Susan J Ramus, Jonathan Tyrer, Andrew Lee, Howard C Shen, Jonathan Beesley, Kate Lawrenson, Lesley McGuffog, Sue Healey, Janet M Lee, Tassja J Spindler, Yvonne G Lin, Tanja Pejovic, Yukie Bean, Qiyuan Li, Simon Coetzee, Dennis Hazelett, Alexander Miron, Melissa Southey, Mary Beth Terry, David E Goldgar, Saundra S Buys, Ramunas Janavicius, Cecilia M Dorfling, Elizabeth J van Rensburg, Susan L Neuhausen, Yuan Chun Ding, Thomas V O Hansen, Lars Jønson, Anne-Marie Gerdes, Bent Ejlertsen, Daniel Barrowdale, Joe Dennis, Javier Benitez, Ana Osorio, Maria Jose Garcia, Ian Komenaka, Jeffrey N Weitzel, Pamela Ganschow, Paolo Peterlongo, Loris Bernard, Alessandra Viel, Bernardo Bonanni, Bernard Peissel, Siranoush Manoukian, Paolo Radice, Laura Papi, Laura Ottini, Florentia Fostira, Irene Konstantopoulou, Judy Garber, Debra Frost, Jo Perkins, Radka Platte, Steve Ellis, Andrew K Godwin, Rita Katharina Schmutzler, Alfons Meindl, Christoph Engel, Christian Sutter, Olga M Sinilnikova, Francesca Damiola, Sylvie Mazoyer, Dominique Stoppa-Lyonnet, Kathleen Claes, Kim De Leeneer, Judy Kirk, Gustavo C Rodriguez, Marion Piedmonte, David M O'Malley, Miguel de la Hoya, Trinidad Caldes, Kristiina Aittomäki, Heli Nevanlinna, J Margriet Collée, Matti A Rookus, Jan C Oosterwijk, Laima Tihomirova, Nadine Tung, Ute Hamann, Claudine Isaccs, Marc Tischkowitz, Evgeny N Imyanitov, Maria A Caligo, Ian G Campbell, Frans B L Hogervorst, Edith Olah, Orland Diez, Ignacio Blanco, Joan Brunet, Conxi Lazaro, Miquel Angel Pujana, Anna Jakubowska, Jacek Gronwald, Jan Lubinski, Grzegorz Sukiennicki, Rosa B Barkardottir, Marie Plante, Jacques Simard, Penny Soucy, Marco Montagna, Silvia Tognazzo, Manuel R Teixeira, Vernon S Pankratz, Xianshu Wang, Noralane Lindor, Csilla I Szabo, Noah Kauff, Joseph Vijai, Carol A Aghajanian, Georg Pfeiler, Andreas Berger, Christian F Singer, Muy-Kheng Tea, Catherine M Phelan, Mark H Greene, Phuong L Mai, Gad Rennert, Anna Marie Mulligan, Sandrine Tchatchou, Irene L Andrulis, Gord Glendon, Amanda Ewart Toland, Uffe Birk Jensen, Torben A Kruse, Mads Thomassen, Anders Bojesen, Jamal Zidan, Eitan Friedman, Yael Laitman, Maria Soller, Annelie Liljegren, Brita Arver, Zakaria Einbeigi, Marie Stenmark-Askmalm, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Robert L Nussbaum, Timothy R Rebbeck, Katherine L Nathanson, Susan M Domchek, Karen H Lu, Beth Y Karlan, Christine Walsh, Jenny Lester, Alexander Hein, Arif B Ekici, Matthias W Beckmann, Peter A Fasching, Diether Lambrechts, Els Van Nieuwenhuysen, Ignace Vergote, Sandrina Lambrechts, Ed Dicks, Jennifer A Doherty, Kristine G Wicklund, Mary Anne Rossing, Anja Rudolph, Jenny Chang-Claude, Shan Wang-Gohrke, Ursula Eilber, Kirsten B Moysich, Kunle Odunsi, Lara Sucheston, Shashi Lele, Lynne R Wilkens, Marc T Goodman, Pamela J Thompson, Yurii B Shvetsov, Ingo B Runnebaum, Matthias Dürst, Peter Hillemanns, Thilo Dörk, Natalia Antonenkova, Natalia Bogdanova, Arto Leminen, Liisa M Pelttari, Ralf Butzow, Francesmary Modugno, Joseph L Kelley, Robert P Edwards, Roberta B Ness, Andreas du Bois, Florian Heitz, Ira Schwaab, Philipp Harter, Keitaro Matsuo, Satoyo Hosono, Sandra Orsulic, Allan Jensen, Susanne Kruger Kjaer, Estrid Hogdall, Hanis Nazihah Hasmad, Mat Adenan Noor Azmi, Soo-Hwang Teo, Yin-Ling Woo, Brooke L Fridley, Ellen L Goode, Julie M Cunningham, Robert A Vierkant, Fiona Bruinsma, Graham G Giles, Dong Liang, Michelle A T Hildebrandt, Xifeng Wu, Douglas A Levine, Maria Bisogna, Andrew Berchuck, Edwin S Iversen, Joellen M Schildkraut, Patrick Concannon, Rachel Palmieri Weber, Daniel W Cramer, Kathryn L Terry, Elizabeth M Poole, Shelley S Tworoger, Elisa V Bandera, Irene Orlow, Sara H Olson, Camilla Krakstad, Helga B Salvesen, Ingvild L Tangen, Line Bjorge, Anne M van Altena, Katja K H Aben, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Leon F A G Massuger, Melissa Kellar, Angela Brooks-Wilson, Linda E Kelemen, Linda S Cook, Nhu D Le, Cezary Cybulski, Hannah Yang, Jolanta Lissowska, Louise A Brinton, Nicolas Wentzensen, Claus Hogdall, Lene Lundvall, Lotte Nedergaard, Helen Baker, Honglin Song, Diana Eccles, Ian McNeish, James Paul, Karen Carty, Nadeem Siddiqui, Rosalind Glasspool, Alice S Whittemore, Joseph H Rothstein, Valerie McGuire, Weiva Sieh, Bu-Tian Ji, Wei Zheng, Xiao-Ou Shu, Yu-Tang Gao, Barry Rosen, Harvey A Risch, John R McLaughlin, Steven A Narod, Alvaro N Monteiro, Ann Chen, Hui-Yi Lin, Jenny Permuth-Wey, Thomas A Sellers, Ya-Yu Tsai, Zhihua Chen, Argyrios Ziogas, Hoda Anton-Culver, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Usha Menon, Patricia Harrington, Alice W Lee, Anna H Wu, Celeste L Pearce, Gerry Coetzee, Malcolm C Pike, Agnieszka Dansonka-Mieszkowska, Agnieszka Timorek, Iwona K Rzepecka, Jolanta Kupryjanczyk, Matt Freedman, Houtan Noushmehr, Douglas F Easton, Kenneth Offit, Fergus J Couch, Simon Gayther, Paul P Pharoah, Antonis C Antoniou, Georgia Chenevix-Trench
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified 12 epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) susceptibility alleles. The pattern of association at these loci is consistent in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers who are at high risk of EOC. After imputation to 1000 Genomes Project data, we assessed associations of 11 million genetic variants with EOC risk from 15,437 cases unselected for family history and 30,845 controls and from 15,252 BRCA1 mutation carriers and 8,211 BRCA2 mutation carriers (3,096 with ovarian cancer), and we combined the results in a meta-analysis...
February 2015: Nature Genetics
Edward N Libby, Pamela S Becker, Nicholas Burwick, Damian J Green, Leona Holmberg, William Ira Bensinger
Multiple myeloma is an incurable often devastating disease that is responsible for 1-2% of all cancers. Multiple myeloma is the second most common hematologic malignancy. Over the past two decades, advances in therapy have doubled life expectancy. Unfortunately, all patients ultimately relapse. Novel agents (immunomodulatory drugs and proteasome inhibitors) have changed the outlook for patients, but further breakthroughs are needed. Epigenetic treatments offer potential for advancing therapy by modifying oncogene responses...
February 2015: Expert Review of Hematology
Chris King, Esteban N Garza, Ronit Mazor, Jonathan L Linehan, Ira Pastan, Marion Pepper, David Baker
Immune responses can make protein therapeutics ineffective or even dangerous. We describe a general computational protein design method for reducing immunogenicity by eliminating known and predicted T-cell epitopes and maximizing the content of human peptide sequences without disrupting protein structure and function. We show that the method recapitulates previous experimental results on immunogenicity reduction, and we use it to disrupt T-cell epitopes in GFP and Pseudomonas exotoxin A without disrupting function...
June 10, 2014: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Sonia Colombo, Chiara Paiardi, Katrien Pardons, Joris Winderickx, Enzo Martegani
Data in literature suggest that budding yeast adenylate cyclase forms a membrane-associated complex with the upstream components of the cAMP/PKA pathway. Here we provide evidences that adenylate cyclase (Cyr1p) acts as a scaffold protein keeping Ras2 available for its regulatory factors. We show that in a strain with deletion of the CYR1 gene (cyr1Δ pde2Δ msn2Δ msn4Δ) the basal Ras2-GTP level is very high and this is independent on the lack of feedback inhibition that could result from the absence of adenylate cyclase activity...
May 2014: Cellular Signalling
Anatália Labilloy, Robert T Youker, Jennifer R Bruns, Ira Kukic, Kirill Kiselyov, Willi Halfter, David Finegold, Semiramis Jamil Hadad do Monte, Ora A Weisz
Accumulation of globotriaosylceramide (Gb3) and other neutral glycosphingolipids with galactosyl residues is the hallmark of Fabry disease, a lysosomal storage disorder caused by deficiency of the enzyme alpha-galactosidase A (α-gal A). These lipids are incorporated into the plasma membrane and intracellular membranes, with a preference for lipid rafts. Disruption of raft mediated cell processes is implicated in the pathogenesis of several human diseases, but little is known about the effects of the accumulation of glycosphingolipids on raft dynamics in the context of Fabry disease...
February 2014: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Radha Rani Chinthaparthi, Ira Bhatnagar, Chandra Sekhar Reddy Gangireddy, Sundar Chereddy Syama, Suresh Reddy Cirandur
Syntheses of a new series of biologically potent α-aminophosphonates were accomplished by one-pot Kabachnik-Fields reaction using TiO2-SiO2 as solid supported catalyst under microwave irradiation conditions. The chemical structures of all the newly synthesized compounds were confirmed by analytical and spectral (IR, 1H, 13C, 31P NMR, and mass) data. Their anticancer nature was evaluated by screening the in vitro activity on two human cancer cell lines, HeLa and SK-BR-3. Compounds 4i and 4o showed the best activity on these cancer cells even though the majority of the compounds, and particularly 4l and 4p, have good cytotoxic activity against them...
September 2013: Archiv der Pharmazie
Howard J Green, Margaret Burnett, Sherry Carter, Ira Jacobs, Don Ranney, Ian Smith, Susan Tupling
This study aimed at investigating the relative roles of the duration versus intensity of exercise on the metabolic adaptations in vastus lateralis to short-term (10 day) aerobic-based cycle training. Healthy males with a peak aerobic power (VO2 peak) of 46.0 ± 2.0 ml kg(-1) min(-1) were assigned to either a 30-min (n = 7) or a 60-min (n = 8) duration performed at two different intensities (with order randomly assigned), namely moderate (M) and heavy (H), corresponding to 70 and 86 % VO2 peak, respectively...
August 2013: European Journal of Applied Physiology
Stig E Bojesen, Karen A Pooley, Sharon E Johnatty, Jonathan Beesley, Kyriaki Michailidou, Jonathan P Tyrer, Stacey L Edwards, Hilda A Pickett, Howard C Shen, Chanel E Smart, Kristine M Hillman, Phuong L Mai, Kate Lawrenson, Michael D Stutz, Yi Lu, Rod Karevan, Nicholas Woods, Rebecca L Johnston, Juliet D French, Xiaoqing Chen, Maren Weischer, Sune F Nielsen, Melanie J Maranian, Maya Ghoussaini, Shahana Ahmed, Caroline Baynes, Manjeet K Bolla, Qin Wang, Joe Dennis, Lesley McGuffog, Daniel Barrowdale, Andrew Lee, Sue Healey, Michael Lush, Daniel C Tessier, Daniel Vincent, Françis Bacot, Ignace Vergote, Sandrina Lambrechts, Evelyn Despierre, Harvey A Risch, Anna González-Neira, Mary Anne Rossing, Guillermo Pita, Jennifer A Doherty, Nuria Alvarez, Melissa C Larson, Brooke L Fridley, Nils Schoof, Jenny Chang-Claude, Mine S Cicek, Julian Peto, Kimberly R Kalli, Annegien Broeks, Sebastian M Armasu, Marjanka K Schmidt, Linde M Braaf, Boris Winterhoff, Heli Nevanlinna, Gottfried E Konecny, Diether Lambrechts, Lisa Rogmann, Pascal Guénel, Attila Teoman, Roger L Milne, Joaquin J Garcia, Angela Cox, Vijayalakshmi Shridhar, Barbara Burwinkel, Frederik Marme, Rebecca Hein, Elinor J Sawyer, Christopher A Haiman, Shan Wang-Gohrke, Irene L Andrulis, Kirsten B Moysich, John L Hopper, Kunle Odunsi, Annika Lindblom, Graham G Giles, Hermann Brenner, Jacques Simard, Galina Lurie, Peter A Fasching, Michael E Carney, Paolo Radice, Lynne R Wilkens, Anthony Swerdlow, Marc T Goodman, Hiltrud Brauch, Montserrat Garcia-Closas, Peter Hillemanns, Robert Winqvist, Matthias Dürst, Peter Devilee, Ingo Runnebaum, Anna Jakubowska, Jan Lubinski, Arto Mannermaa, Ralf Butzow, Natalia V Bogdanova, Thilo Dörk, Liisa M Pelttari, Wei Zheng, Arto Leminen, Hoda Anton-Culver, Clareann H Bunker, Vessela Kristensen, Roberta B Ness, Kenneth Muir, Robert Edwards, Alfons Meindl, Florian Heitz, Keitaro Matsuo, Andreas du Bois, Anna H Wu, Philipp Harter, Soo-Hwang Teo, Ira Schwaab, Xiao-Ou Shu, William Blot, Satoyo Hosono, Daehee Kang, Toru Nakanishi, Mikael Hartman, Yasushi Yatabe, Ute Hamann, Beth Y Karlan, Suleeporn Sangrajrang, Susanne Krüger Kjaer, Valerie Gaborieau, Allan Jensen, Diana Eccles, Estrid Høgdall, Chen-Yang Shen, Judith Brown, Yin Ling Woo, Mitul Shah, Mat Adenan Noor Azmi, Robert Luben, Siti Zawiah Omar, Kamila Czene, Robert A Vierkant, Børge G Nordestgaard, Henrik Flyger, Celine Vachon, Janet E Olson, Xianshu Wang, Douglas A Levine, Anja Rudolph, Rachel Palmieri Weber, Dieter Flesch-Janys, Edwin Iversen, Stefan Nickels, Joellen M Schildkraut, Isabel Dos Santos Silva, Daniel W Cramer, Lorna Gibson, Kathryn L Terry, Olivia Fletcher, Allison F Vitonis, C Ellen van der Schoot, Elizabeth M Poole, Frans B L Hogervorst, Shelley S Tworoger, Jianjun Liu, Elisa V Bandera, Jingmei Li, Sara H Olson, Keith Humphreys, Irene Orlow, Carl Blomqvist, Lorna Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Kristiina Aittomäki, Helga B Salvesen, Taru A Muranen, Elisabeth Wik, Barbara Brouwers, Camilla Krakstad, Els Wauters, Mari K Halle, Hans Wildiers, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Claire Mulot, Katja K Aben, Pierre Laurent-Puig, Anne Mvan Altena, Thérèse Truong, Leon F A G Massuger, Javier Benitez, Tanja Pejovic, Jose Ignacio Arias Perez, Maureen Hoatlin, M Pilar Zamora, Linda S Cook, Sabapathy P Balasubramanian, Linda E Kelemen, Andreas Schneeweiss, Nhu D Le, Christof Sohn, Angela Brooks-Wilson, Ian Tomlinson, Michael J Kerin, Nicola Miller, Cezary Cybulski, Brian E Henderson, Janusz Menkiszak, Fredrick Schumacher, Nicolas Wentzensen, Loic Le Marchand, Hannah P Yang, Anna Marie Mulligan, Gord Glendon, Svend Aage Engelholm, Julia A Knight, Claus K Høgdall, Carmel Apicella, Martin Gore, Helen Tsimiklis, Honglin Song, Melissa C Southey, Agnes Jager, Ans M Wvan den Ouweland, Robert Brown, John W M Martens, James M Flanagan, Mieke Kriege, James Paul, Sara Margolin, Nadeem Siddiqui, Gianluca Severi, Alice S Whittemore, Laura Baglietto, Valerie McGuire, Christa Stegmaier, Weiva Sieh, Heiko Müller, Volker Arndt, France Labrèche, Yu-Tang Gao, Mark S Goldberg, Gong Yang, Martine Dumont, John R McLaughlin, Arndt Hartmann, Arif B Ekici, Matthias W Beckmann, Catherine M Phelan, Michael P Lux, Jenny Permuth-Wey, Bernard Peissel, Thomas A Sellers, Filomena Ficarazzi, Monica Barile, Argyrios Ziogas, Alan Ashworth, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Michael Jones, Susan J Ramus, Nick Orr, Usha Menon, Celeste L Pearce, Thomas Brüning, Malcolm C Pike, Yon-Dschun Ko, Jolanta Lissowska, Jonine Figueroa, Jolanta Kupryjanczyk, Stephen J Chanock, Agnieszka Dansonka-Mieszkowska, Arja Jukkola-Vuorinen, Iwona K Rzepecka, Katri Pylkäs, Mariusz Bidzinski, Saila Kauppila, Antoinette Hollestelle, Caroline Seynaeve, Rob A E M Tollenaar, Katarzyna Durda, Katarzyna Jaworska, Jaana M Hartikainen, Veli-Matti Kosma, Vesa Kataja, Natalia N Antonenkova, Jirong Long, Martha Shrubsole, Sandra Deming-Halverson, Artitaya Lophatananon, Pornthep Siriwanarangsan, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Nina Ditsch, Peter Lichtner, Rita K Schmutzler, Hidemi Ito, Hiroji Iwata, Kazuo Tajima, Chiu-Chen Tseng, Daniel O Stram, David van den Berg, Cheng Har Yip, M Kamran Ikram, Yew-Ching Teh, Hui Cai, Wei Lu, Lisa B Signorello, Qiuyin Cai, Dong-Young Noh, Keun-Young Yoo, Hui Miao, Philip Tsau-Choong Iau, Yik Ying Teo, James McKay, Charles Shapiro, Foluso Ademuyiwa, George Fountzilas, Chia-Ni Hsiung, Jyh-Cherng Yu, Ming-Feng Hou, Catherine S Healey, Craig Luccarini, Susan Peock, Dominique Stoppa-Lyonnet, Paolo Peterlongo, Timothy R Rebbeck, Marion Piedmonte, Christian F Singer, Eitan Friedman, Mads Thomassen, Kenneth Offit, Thomas V O Hansen, Susan L Neuhausen, Csilla I Szabo, Ignacio Blanco, Judy Garber, Steven A Narod, Jeffrey N Weitzel, Marco Montagna, Edith Olah, Andrew K Godwin, Drakoulis Yannoukakos, David E Goldgar, Trinidad Caldes, Evgeny N Imyanitov, Laima Tihomirova, Banu K Arun, Ian Campbell, Arjen R Mensenkamp, Christi J van Asperen, Kees E P van Roozendaal, Hanne Meijers-Heijboer, J Margriet Collée, Jan C Oosterwijk, Maartje J Hooning, Matti A Rookus, Rob B van der Luijt, Theo A Mvan Os, D Gareth Evans, Debra Frost, Elena Fineberg, Julian Barwell, Lisa Walker, M John Kennedy, Radka Platte, Rosemarie Davidson, Steve D Ellis, Trevor Cole, Brigitte Bressac-de Paillerets, Bruno Buecher, Francesca Damiola, Laurence Faivre, Marc Frenay, Olga M Sinilnikova, Olivier Caron, Sophie Giraud, Sylvie Mazoyer, Valérie Bonadona, Virginie Caux-Moncoutier, Aleksandra Toloczko-Grabarek, Jacek Gronwald, Tomasz Byrski, Amanda B Spurdle, Bernardo Bonanni, Daniela Zaffaroni, Giuseppe Giannini, Loris Bernard, Riccardo Dolcetti, Siranoush Manoukian, Norbert Arnold, Christoph Engel, Helmut Deissler, Kerstin Rhiem, Dieter Niederacher, Hansjoerg Plendl, Christian Sutter, Barbara Wappenschmidt, Ake Borg, Beatrice Melin, Johanna Rantala, Maria Soller, Katherine L Nathanson, Susan M Domchek, Gustavo C Rodriguez, Ritu Salani, Daphne Gschwantler Kaulich, Muy-Kheng Tea, Shani Shimon Paluch, Yael Laitman, Anne-Bine Skytte, Torben A Kruse, Uffe Birk Jensen, Mark Robson, Anne-Marie Gerdes, Bent Ejlertsen, Lenka Foretova, Sharon A Savage, Jenny Lester, Penny Soucy, Karoline B Kuchenbaecker, Curtis Olswold, Julie M Cunningham, Susan Slager, Vernon S Pankratz, Ed Dicks, Sunil R Lakhani, Fergus J Couch, Per Hall, Alvaro N A Monteiro, Simon A Gayther, Paul D P Pharoah, Roger R Reddel, Ellen L Goode, Mark H Greene, Douglas F Easton, Andrew Berchuck, Antonis C Antoniou, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Alison M Dunning
TERT-locus SNPs and leukocyte telomere measures are reportedly associated with risks of multiple cancers. Using the Illumina custom genotyping array iCOGs, we analyzed ∼480 SNPs at the TERT locus in breast (n = 103,991), ovarian (n = 39,774) and BRCA1 mutation carrier (n = 11,705) cancer cases and controls. Leukocyte telomere measurements were also available for 53,724 participants. Most associations cluster into three independent peaks. The minor allele at the peak 1 SNP rs2736108 associates with longer telomeres (P = 5...
April 2013: Nature Genetics
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