Selected Refereed Manuscripts
  1. Auer H, Mobley J, Ayers L, Bowen J, Chuaqui R, Johnson L, Livolsi V, Lubensky I, McGarvey D, Monovich L, Moskaluk C, Rumpel C, Sexton K, Washington M, Wiles K, Grizzle W, Ramirez N., The effects of frozen tissue storage conditions on the integrity of RNA and protein., Biotech Histochem. 2014 May 6. PMID: 24799092.
  2. Korir A, Mauti N, Moats P, Gurka MJ, Mutuma G, Metheny C, Mwamba PM, Oyiro PO, Fisher M, Ayers LW, Rochford R, Mwanda WO, Remick SC. Developing Clinical Strength-of-Evidence Approach to Define HIV-Associated Malignancies for Cancer Registration in Kenya. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 23;9(1):e85881. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085881. ECollection 2014 Jan 23. PMID:24465764 
  3. Iliyasu Y, Ayers LW, Liman AA, Waziri GD, Shehu SM. Epstein–Barr virus association with malignant lymphoma subgroups in Zaria, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Surgical Sciences. Vol. 23 Issue 1 (March 2013) and 2 (September 2013): 12-14.
  4. Chung J, Karkhanis V, Tae S, Yan F, Smith P, Ayers LW, Agostinelli C, Pileri S, Denis GV, Baiocchi RA, Sif S. Protein Arginine Methyltransferase 5 Inhibition Induces Lymphoma Cell Death Through Reactivation of the Retinoblastoma Tumor Suppressor Pathway and Polycomb Repressor Complex 2 Silencing. J Biol Chem. 2013 Nov 4. PMID: 24189068.
  5. Meng W, Ye Z, Cui R, Perry J, Dedousi-Huebner V, Huebner A, Wang Y, Li B, Volinia S, Nakanishi H, Kim T, Suh SS, Ayers LW, Ross P, Croce C, Chakravarti A, Victor J, Lautenschlaeger T. MicroRNA-31 predicts the presence of lymph node metastases and survival in patients with lung adenocarcinoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Oct 1;19(19):5423-33. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-13-0320. Epub 2013 Aug 14. PMID: 23946296. 
  6. Joshi MS, Tong L, Cook AC, Schanbacher BL, Hyuang H, Han B, Ayers LW, Bauer JA. Increased myocardial prevalence of C-reactive protein in human coronary heart disease: direct effects on microvessel density and endothelial cell survival. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2012 Sep;21(5):428-35. PMCID: 38999797.
  7. Ogwang MD, Zhao W, Ayers LW, Mbulaiteye SM. Accuracy of Burkitt lymphoma diagnosis in constrained pathology settings, importance to epidemiology. Arch. Pathol & Lab Med., 2011; 135:445-450. doi: 10.1043/2009-0443-EP.1, PMID:21466360. 
  8. Abayomi EA, Somers A, Grewal R, Sissolak G, Bassa F, Maartens D, Jacobs P, Stefan C, Ayers LW. Impact of the HIV epidemic and Anti-Retroviral Treatment policy on lymphoma incidence and subtypes seen in the Western Cape of South Africa, 2002-2009: Preliminary findings of Tygerberg Lymphoma Study Group, Transfus Apher Sci.2011 Apr;44(2):161-166. PMCID: 3899789. 
  9. Bhatia K, Goedert JJ, Modali R, Preiss L, Ayers LW. Merkel cell carcinoma subgroups by merkel cell polyomavirus DNA relative abundance and oncogene expression; Int J Cancer. 2010 May 1;126(9):2240-6. doi: 10.1002/ijc.24676. PMID:19551862 10. 
  10. Bhatia K, James JG, Modali R, Preiss L, Ayers LW. Immunological detection of viral large T antigen identifies a subset of Merkel cell carcinoma tumors with higher viral abundance and better clinical outcome. Int J Cancer. 2010 Sep 1; 127(6):1493-6. PMID:20041469

Selected Book Chapters

  1. Ayers LW, Silver S, Orenstein JM, McGrath MS, and Garcia DL. The AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (chapter 8). In Diller J, editor: Methods in Biobanking, Methods in Molecular Biology. Springer +Business Media, LLC, 1st Ed, 2011;675:193-203.

  2. Ayers LW: Microscopic Examination of Infected Materials (chapter 7). In Mahon, Lehman, Manuselis, editors: Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology. Saunders Elsevier, 2011, 4rd Ed. 

Selected Presentation Abstracts

  1. Jasmine Ramaradjou, Joseph Handzel, Randal L. Mandt, David G. Nohle and Leona W. Ayers, Management of Prospective Procurement of Research Biospecimens: Application of a Web-Based Information System, ISBER (International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories) 2014 Annual Meeting, Walt Disney Dolphin Hotel, 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd (Dolphin) Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 , May 20-24, 2014. Published Abstract in: Biorpreservation Biobanking. 2014;10(2):217. QAC 21. 
  2. Ayers L, King CA. Mast cells in Kaposi’s sarcoma: Viral immune surveillance and tumor modulation. 16th Annual Scientific Meeting, OSU-CCC, Section Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention, OHIO UNION, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Feb 28, 2014.
  3. Korir, A., Mauti, N., Moats, P., Gurka, M.J., Mutuma, G., Metheny, C., Mwamba, P.M., Oyiro, P.O., Fisher, M., Ayers, L.W., Rochford, R., Mwanda, W.O., and Remick, S.C. Developing clinical strength-of-evidence approach to define HIV-associated malignancies for cancer registration in Kenya. 14th annual International Conference on Malignancies in AIDS and Other Immunodeficiencies (ICMAOI), Bethesda, MD, November 14-15, 2013. (Poster)
  4. King, CA, Ayers LW, Ritchie, JA, Rochford, R.(Poster) Mast cells in Kaposi’s sarcoma – a model for the pathogenesis of KSHV-driven oncogenesis, 14th International Conference on Malignancies in AIDS and Other Acquired Immunodeficiencies(ICMAOI): Basic, Epidemiologic and Clinical Research, Lister Hill Center Auditorium, National Library of Medicine, NIH, November 12-13, 2013. (Poster)
  5. Mainville, C. Allen, LW Ayers, J. Hagen, M. Tong, D. Kellough, S. Mallery. Sustained over expression of insulin-like Growth Factor II MRNA-Binding Protein 3 (IMP3) in oral epithelial dysplasia: A potential prognostic biomarker of impending invasion. American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. 2013 Annual Meeting, Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Portland, Oregon, June 14-16, 2013.
  6. Ayers LW, Ritchie JA, Rochford R, King CA. KSHV infects mast cells in vitro and in KS: a model for the pathogenesis of KSHV driven oncogenesis. 16th International Workshop on Kaposi's Sarcoma Herpesvirus (KSHV) and Related Agents. Fiesta Americana Hotel, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. June 30 to July 3, 2013.
  7. Lautenschlaeger T, Meng W, Ye Z, Cui R, Perry J, Huebner A, Dedousi-Huebner V, Volinia S, Nakanishi H, Taewan K, Sung-suk S, Ayers LW, Ross P, Croce CM, Jin V, Chakravarti A. Lung adenocarcinoma microrna-31 expression levels predict lymph node metastasis and patient survival. 2013 ASCO (American Society Clinical Oncology) Annual Meeting. McCormick Place, Chicago IL, May 31-June 6, 2013. 
  8. McGrath M, Bracci, P, Garcia DL, Huysentruyt L. Patel A, Ayers L, Silver S. Optimal use of rare AIDS associated cancer specimens by the ACSR. Annual Meeting Society Biological & Environmental Repositories (ISBER), Sidney, Australia, May 5-9, 2013.
  9. Ramaradjou J, Handzel J, Senecal K, MacLennan GT, Liu A, Ayers LW. Investigator access to research tissues, 2011 - 2012, was improved through Midwestern CHTN/NCI Consortium including Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, Cleveland Ohio. Poster. OSUCCC - James 15th Annual Scientific Meeting, April 26, 2013, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, April 26, 2013. 
  10. Akgul M, Nohle DG, Zhao WJ, Baiocchi RA, Sif S, Kellough DA, Hammond SH, Ayers LW. Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) variants can be grouped based on tumor cell nuclear size and Ki67 proliferation index using digital image analysis. 15th Annual Scientific Meeting OSUCCC – The James, OHIO UNION, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, April 26, 2013.

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