Selected publications

1. Huang, Y., Hidalgo-Bravo, A., Zhang, E., Cotton, V.E., Mendez-Bermudez, A., Wig, G., Medina-Calzada, Z., Neumann, R., Jeffreys, A.J., Winney, B., Wilson, J.F., Clark, D.A., Dyer, M.J., and Royle, N.J. (2013). Human telomeres that carry an integrated copy of human herpesvirus 6 are often short and unstable, facilitating release of the viral genome from the chromosome. Nucl. Acids Res. 42:315-27

2. A. Mendez-Bermudez, A, Hidalgo-Bravo, V.E. Cotton, A. Gravani,  J.N. Jeyapalan and N.J. Royle (2012) The roles of WRN and BLM RecQ helicases in the Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres. Nucl. Acids Res. 40: 10809-20

3. A. Mendez-Bermudez and N. J. Royle  (2011) Deficiency in DNA mismatch repair increases the rate of telomere shortening in normal human cells. Hum Mutation 32: 939-46.

4. Lim, K. W., Alberti, P.,  Guédin, A., Lacroix, L.,  Riou, J-F., ROYLE, N. J., Mergny, J-L. and Phan, A. T. (2009) Sequence variant (CTAGGG)n in the human telomere favors a G-quadruplex structure containing a G•C•G•C tetrad. Nucl. Acids Res. 37:6239-6248 

5. Mendez-Bermudez,  A., Hills, M., Pickett, H.A., Phan, A.T., Mergny,  J-L., Rioux, J-F.  and ROYLE, N.J.  (2009) Human telomeres that contain (CTAGGG)n repeats show replication dependent instability in somatic cells and the male germline. Nucl.Acids Res. 37 6225-6238

6. Jeyapalan, J.N., Mendez-Bermudez,  A., Zaffaroni, N., Dubrova, Y.E.  and  ROYLE, N. J. (2008) Evidence for Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres in the absence of ALT associated PML bodies identified directly in liposarcomas. International Journal of Cancer 122:2414-2421 Fast Track

7. ROYLE, N.J., Foxon, J.L., Jeyapalan, J.N., Mendez Bermudez, A., Novo, C.L., Williams, J.  and  Cotton, V.E. (2008) Telomere length maintenance – an ALTernative mechanism. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 122 281-291 Invited review

8. Stagno D’Alcontres M., Mendez-Bermudez A., Foxon J.L., ROYLE N.J. and Salomoni P. (2007) Lack of TRF2 function in ALT cells causes PML-dependent p53 activation and telomere erosion. Journal of Cell Biology 179 855-867

9. Jeyapalan, J.N., Varley, H.,, Foxon, J. L., Pollock, R.E., Jeffreys, A.J., Henson, J.D., Reddel, R.R and ROYLE, N. J.  (2005) Activation of the ALT pathway for telomere maintenance affects other sequences in the human genome. Hum. Mol. Genet. 14 1785-1794

10. Pickett, H.A., Baird, D.M., Hoff-Olsen, P., Meling, G.I, Rognum, T.O., Shaw, J., West, K.P., and ROYLE, N.J. (2004) Telomere instability detected in sporadic colon cancers, some showing mutations in a mismatch repair gene. Oncogene 23 3434 – 3443


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