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Genome-wide association study identifies risk loci for progressive chronic lymphocytic leukemia (2021)
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Lin, W. Y., Fordham, S. E., Sunter, N., Elstob, C., Rahman, T., Willmore, E., …Allan, J. M. (2021). Genome-wide association study identifies risk loci for progressive chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Nature communications, 12(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-20822-9

© 2021, The Author(s). Prognostication in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is challenging due to heterogeneity in clinical course. We hypothesize that constitutional genetic variation affects disease progression and could aid prognost... Read More about Genome-wide association study identifies risk loci for progressive chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Whole-genome sequencing of a sporadic primary immunodeficiency cohort (2020)
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Cooper, N., Abbs, S., Farmery, J. H., Deevi, S. V., Thaventhiran, J. E., Adhya, Z., …Smith, K. G. C. (2020). Whole-genome sequencing of a sporadic primary immunodeficiency cohort. Nature, 583(7814), 90-95. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2265-1

Primary immunodeficiency (PID) is characterized by recurrent and often life-threatening infections, autoimmunity and cancer, and it poses major diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Although the most severe forms of PID are identified in early child... Read More about Whole-genome sequencing of a sporadic primary immunodeficiency cohort.

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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Das, A. A., Remaud, P., Medlock, J., Das, A. A. K., Allsup, D. J., Madden, L. A., …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.