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Removal of Human Leukemic Cells from Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells by Cell Recognition Chromatography with Size Matched Particle Imprints (2020)
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Chester, R., Das, A. A. K., Medlock, J., Nees, D., Allsup, D. J., Madden, L. A., & Paunov, V. N. (2020). Removal of Human Leukemic Cells from Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells by Cell Recognition Chromatography with Size Matched Particle Imprints. ACS Applied Bio Materials, 3(2), 789-800. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsabm.9b00770

We report a cell recognition chromatography approach for blood cancer cell separation from healthy peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) based on sizematched functionalized particle imprints. Negative imprints were prepared from layers of 15 μm... Read More about Removal of Human Leukemic Cells from Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells by Cell Recognition Chromatography with Size Matched Particle Imprints.

Targeted removal of blood cancer cells from mixed cell populations by cell recognition with matching particle imprints (2019)
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Remaud, P., Medlock, J., Das, A. A. K., Allsup, D. J., Madden, L. A., Nees, D., …Paunov, V. N. (2019). Targeted removal of blood cancer cells from mixed cell populations by cell recognition with matching particle imprints. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 4(1), 197-205. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9qm00531e

We report a new approach for separation of blood cancer cells from healthy white blood cells based on cell recognition by surface functionalised particle imprints. We prepared polymeric particle imprints from a layer of suspension of monodisperse PMM... Read More about Targeted removal of blood cancer cells from mixed cell populations by cell recognition with matching particle imprints.

Germline selection shapes human mitochondrial DNA diversity (2019)
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Wei, W., Tuna, S., Keogh, M. J., Smith, K. R., Aitman, T. J., Beales, P. L., …Chinnery, P. F. (2019). Germline selection shapes human mitochondrial DNA diversity. Science, 364(6442), https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aau6520

INTRODUCTION Only 2.4% of the 16.5-kb mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) genome shows homoplasmic variation at >1% frequency in humans. Migration patterns have contributed to geographic differences in the frequency of common genetic variants, but population... Read More about Germline selection shapes human mitochondrial DNA diversity.

Bioimprint aided cell recognition and depletion of human leukemic HL60 cells from peripheral blood (2019)
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Das, A. A., Medlock, J., Liang, H., Nees, D., Allsup, D. J., Madden, L. A., & Paunov, V. N. (2019). Bioimprint aided cell recognition and depletion of human leukemic HL60 cells from peripheral blood. Journal of materials chemistry B, Materials for biology and medicine /, 7(22), 3497-3504. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9tb00679f

We report a large scale preparation of bioimprints of layers of cultured human leukemic HL60 cells which can perform cell shape and size recognition from a mixture with peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). We demonstrate that the bioimprint-ce... Read More about Bioimprint aided cell recognition and depletion of human leukemic HL60 cells from peripheral blood.

Genetic correlation between multiple myeloma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia provides evidence for shared aetiology (2018)
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Went, M., Sud, A., Speedy, H., Sunter, N. J., Försti, A., Law, P. J., …Houlston, R. S. (2019). Genetic correlation between multiple myeloma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia provides evidence for shared aetiology. Blood Cancer Journal, 9(1), doi:10.1038/s41408-018-0162-8

The clustering of different types of B-cell malignancies in families raises the possibility of shared aetiology. To examine this, we performed cross-trait linkage disequilibrium (LD)-score regression of multiple myeloma (MM) and chronic lymphocytic... Read More about Genetic correlation between multiple myeloma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia provides evidence for shared aetiology.

Sphingolipid dysregulation due to lack of functional KDSR impairs proplatelet formation causing thrombocytopenia (2018)
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Turro, E., Bariana, T. K., Gomez, K., Labarque, V., Heremans, J., Whitehorn, D., …Shamardina, O. (2018). Sphingolipid dysregulation due to lack of functional KDSR impairs proplatelet formation causing thrombocytopenia. Haematologica, 104(4), haematol.2018.204784. https://doi.org/10.3324/haematol.2018.204784

Sphingolipids are fundamental to membrane trafficking, apoptosis and cell differentiation and proliferation. KDSR or 3-keto-dihydrosphingosine reductase is an essential enzyme for de novo sphingolipid synthesis, and pathogenic mutations in KDSR resul... Read More about Sphingolipid dysregulation due to lack of functional KDSR impairs proplatelet formation causing thrombocytopenia.

A comprehensive targeted next-generation sequencing panel for genetic diagnosis of patients with suspected inherited thrombocytopenia (2018)
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Johnson, B., Doak, R., Allsup, D., Astwood, E., Evans, G., Grimley, C., …the UK GAPP Study Group, . (2018). A comprehensive targeted next-generation sequencing panel for genetic diagnosis of patients with suspected inherited thrombocytopenia. Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 2(4), 640-652. https://doi.org/10.1002/rth2.12151

Background Inherited thrombocytopenias (ITs) are a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by low platelet counts and often disproportionate bleeding with over 30 genes currently implicated. Previously the UK‐GAPP study using whole exome sequ... Read More about A comprehensive targeted next-generation sequencing panel for genetic diagnosis of patients with suspected inherited thrombocytopenia.

Lck is a relevant target in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia cells whose expression variance is unrelated to disease outcome (2017)
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Till, K. J., Allen, J. C., Talab, F., Lin, K., Allsup, D., Cawkwell, L., …Slupsky, J. R. (2017). Lck is a relevant target in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia cells whose expression variance is unrelated to disease outcome. Scientific reports, 7(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-17021-w

© 2017 The Author(s). Pathogenesis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is contingent upon antigen receptor (BCR) expressed by malignant cells of this disease. Studies on somatic hypermutation of the antigen binding region, receptor expression leve... Read More about Lck is a relevant target in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia cells whose expression variance is unrelated to disease outcome.

Hematological malignancies in pregnancy (2017)
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Allsup, D., Ali, S., & Robinson, S. (2017). Hematological malignancies in pregnancy. In D. James, P. Steer, C. Weiner, B. Gonik, & S. Robson (Eds.), High-Risk Pregnancy: Management Options, 1006-1043. Cambridge University Press (CUP)

The diagnosis of a hematological malignancy during pregnancy poses a major challenge to the pregnant woman, her family, and the medical team. Treatment of a pregnant woman with chemotherapy poses a risk to the fetus and raises therapeutic, ethical, a... Read More about Hematological malignancies in pregnancy.

The use of ofatumumab in the treatment of B-cell malignancies (2017)
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Soe, Z. N., & Allsup, D. (2017). The use of ofatumumab in the treatment of B-cell malignancies. Future oncology, 13(29), 2611-2628. https://doi.org/10.2217/fon-2017-0275

Ofatumumab has been extensively studied in the treatment of B-cell malignancies. Currently, it has been approved for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in a number of different situations. However, there is still no compelling evidence con... Read More about The use of ofatumumab in the treatment of B-cell malignancies.

Assessment of ibrutinib plus rituximab in front-line CLL (FLAIR trial): study protocol for a phase III randomised controlled trial (2017)
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Collett, L., Howard, D. R., Munir, T., McParland, L., Oughton, J. B., Rawstron, A. C., …Hillmen, P. (2017). Assessment of ibrutinib plus rituximab in front-line CLL (FLAIR trial): study protocol for a phase III randomised controlled trial. Trials, 18(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-017-2138-6

Background Treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) has seen a substantial improvement over the last few years. Combination immunochemotherapy, such as fludarabine, cyclophosphamide and rituximab (FCR), is now standard first-line therapy. How... Read More about Assessment of ibrutinib plus rituximab in front-line CLL (FLAIR trial): study protocol for a phase III randomised controlled trial.

Cancer bioimprinting and cell shape recognition for diagnosis and targeted treatment (2017)
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Medlock, J., Das, A. A. K., Madden, L. A., Allsup, D. J., & Paunov, V. N. (2017). Cancer bioimprinting and cell shape recognition for diagnosis and targeted treatment. Chemical Society Reviews, 46(16), 5110-5127. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7cs00179g

Cancer incidence and mortality have both increased in the last decade and are predicted to continue to rise. Diagnosis and treatment of cancers are often hampered by the inability to specifically target neoplastic cells. Bioimprinting is a promising... Read More about Cancer bioimprinting and cell shape recognition for diagnosis and targeted treatment.

A multi-centre phase I trial of the PARP inhibitor olaparib in patients with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, T-prolymphocytic leukaemia or mantle cell lymphoma (2017)
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Pratt, G., Yap, C., Oldreive, C., Slade, D., Bishop, R., Griffiths, M., …Stankovic, T. (2018). A multi-centre phase I trial of the PARP inhibitor olaparib in patients with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, T-prolymphocytic leukaemia or mantle cell lymphoma. British journal of haematology, 182(3), 429-433. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjh.14793

Results of the randomized phase IIB ARCTIC trial of low-dose rituximab in previously untreated CLL (2017)
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Howard, D. R., Munir, T., McParland, L., Rawstron, A. C., Milligan, D., Schuh, A., …Hillmen, P. (2017). Results of the randomized phase IIB ARCTIC trial of low-dose rituximab in previously untreated CLL. Leukemia : official journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K, 31(11), 2416-2425. https://doi.org/10.1038/leu.2017.96

© 2017 Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature. All rights reserved. ARCTIC was a multicenter, randomized-controlled, open, phase IIB non-inferiority trial in previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Conventional frontli... Read More about Results of the randomized phase IIB ARCTIC trial of low-dose rituximab in previously untreated CLL.

Genome-wide association analysis implicates dysregulation of immunity genes in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (2017)
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Law, P. J., Berndt, S. I., Speedy, H. E., Camp, N. J., Sava, G. P., Skibola, C. F., …Slager, S. (2017). Genome-wide association analysis implicates dysregulation of immunity genes in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Nature communications, 8, 14175. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms14175

Several chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) susceptibility loci have been reported; however, much of the heritable risk remains unidentified. Here we perform a meta-analysis of six genome-wide association studies, imputed using a merged reference pan... Read More about Genome-wide association analysis implicates dysregulation of immunity genes in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

Genome-wide association analysis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma identifies pleiotropic risk loci (2017)
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Law, P. J., Sud, A., Mitchell, J. S., Henrion, M., Orlando, G., Lenive, O., …Houlston, R. S. (2017). Genome-wide association analysis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma identifies pleiotropic risk loci. Scientific reports, 7, (41071). doi:10.1038/srep41071. ISSN 2045-2322

B-cell malignancies (BCM) originate from the same cell of origin, but at different maturation stages and have distinct clinical phenotypes. Although genetic risk variants for individual BCMs have been identified, an agnostic, genome-wide search for s... Read More about Genome-wide association analysis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma identifies pleiotropic risk loci.

Chemotherapy plus Ofatumumab at Standard or Mega dose in relapsed CLL (COSMIC) trial: study protocol for a phase II randomised controlled trial (2016)
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Howard, D. R., Munir, T., Hockaday, A., Rawstron, A. C., Collett, L., Oughton, J. B., …Hillmen, P. (2016). Chemotherapy plus Ofatumumab at Standard or Mega dose in relapsed CLL (COSMIC) trial: study protocol for a phase II randomised controlled trial. Trials, 17(1), doi:10.1186/s13063-016-1581-0. ISSN 1745-6215

Background: Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is the most common adult leukaemia. Combination immunochemotherapy such as fludarabine, cyclophosphamide and rituximab is the standard first line therapy in fit patients, but there is limited evidence r... Read More about Chemotherapy plus Ofatumumab at Standard or Mega dose in relapsed CLL (COSMIC) trial: study protocol for a phase II randomised controlled trial.

Whole exome sequencing identifies genetic variants in inherited thrombocytopenia with secondary qualitative function defects (2016)
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Johnson, B., Lowe, G. C., Futterer, J., Lordkipanidzé, M., Macdonald, D., Simpson, M. A., …on behalf of the UK GAPP Study Group, . (2016). Whole exome sequencing identifies genetic variants in inherited thrombocytopenia with secondary qualitative function defects. Haematologica, 101(10), 1170-1179. https://doi.org/10.3324/haematol.2016.146316

© 2016 Ferrata Storti Foundation. Inherited thrombocytopenias are a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by abnormally low platelet counts which can be associated with abnormal bleeding. Next-generation sequencing has previously been employ... Read More about Whole exome sequencing identifies genetic variants in inherited thrombocytopenia with secondary qualitative function defects.

Common variation at 12q24.13 (OAS3) influences chronic lymphocytic leukemia risk (2014)
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Sava, G. P., Speedy, H. E., Di Bernardo, M. C., Dyer, M. J., Holroyd, A., Sunter, N. J., …Houlston, R. S. (2015). Common variation at 12q24.13 (OAS3) influences chronic lymphocytic leukemia risk. Leukemia : official journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K, 29(3), 748-751. doi:10.1038/leu.2014.311