This list represents a sample of publications associated with the Biospecimen Archive collection.  Additional publications can be made available upon request.


Chan CW, Spathis R, Reiff DM, McGrath SE, Garruto RM, Lum JK (2012) Diversity of Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistance transporter (pfcrt) exon 2 haplotypes in the Pacific from 1959 to 1979. PLoS One, 7(1): e30213.
Vilar MG, Chan CW, Santos DR, Lynch D, Spathis R, Garruto RM, Lum JK (2012) The origins of genetic distinctiveness of the Chamorros of the Marianas Islands: An mtDNA perspective. American Journal of Human Biology, 25: 116-122.
Reiff DM, Spathis R, Chan CW, Vilar MG, Sankaranarayanan K, Lynch D, Ehrlich E, Kerath S, Chowdhury R, Robinowitz L, Lum JK, Garruto RM (2011) The role of inherited and somatic mitochondrial DNA in Guam ALS and PD. Neurological Sciences, 32: 883-892.
Sieh W, Choi Y, Chapman NH, Craig U-K, Steinbart EJ, Rothstein JH, Oyanagi K, Garruto RM, Bird TD, Galasko DR, Schellenberg GD, Wijsman EM (2009) Identification of novel susceptibility loci for Guam neurodegenerative disease: Challenges of genome scans in genetic isolates. Human Molecular Genetics, 18: 3725-3738.
Hermosura MC, Go RCV, Davenport B, Shetler CM, Cui AM, Schmitz C, Mocz G, Garruto RM, Perraud AL (2008) Altered Functional Properties of a TRPM 2 variant in Guamanian ALS and PD. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105: 18029-34.
Lynch D, Wanglund C, Spathis R, Chan CW, Reiff DM, Lum JK, Garruto RM (2008) The contribution of mitochondrial dysfunction to a gene-environmental model of Guamanian ALS and PD. Mitochondrion, 8:109–116.
Sundar PD, Yu CE, Sieh W, Steinbart E, Garruto RM, Oyanagi K, Craig UK, Bird TD, Wijsman EM, Galasko DR, Schellenberg GD (2007) Two sites in the MAPT region confer genetic risk for Guam ALS/PDC and dementia. Human Molecular Genetics, 16: 295–306.
Chan CW, Garruto RM, Lum JK (2006) Paleoparasite populations from archived sera: insights into chloroquine drug resistance in Papua New Guinea. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 194(7): 1023-4.
Hermosura MC, Nayakanti H, Dorovkov MV, Calderon FR, Ryazanov AG, Haymer DS, Garruto RM (2005) A TRPM7 variant shows altered sensitivity to magnesium that may contribute to the pathogenesis of two Guamanian neurodegenerative disorders. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102: 11510-11515.
Lee H-S, Brown P, Cervanakova L, Garruto RM, Alpers MP, Gajdusek DC and Goldfarb LG (2001) Increased susceptibility to Kuru of carriers of the PRNP 129 methionine/methionin genotype. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 183: 192-196.
Sorensen JA and Garruto RM. (1999) Patterns of antibody acquisition and spread of Cytomegalovirus and Epstein Barr virus on Guam. American Journal of Human Biology, 11: 129-130.

Last Updated: 9/13/13