Thanks to the Wellcome Trust all our publications are Open Access.
Here is a selection of recent papers and follow the links to the .PDFs:-
Briggs MD, Bell PA, Wright MJ, Pirog KA. New therapeutic targets in rare genetic skeletal diseases. Expert Opin Orphan Drugs. 2015 Oct 3;3(10):1137-1154.
Briggs MD, Bell PA, Pirog KA. The utility of mouse models to provide information regarding the pathomolecular mechanisms in human genetic skeletal diseases: The emerging role of endoplasmic reticulum stress (Review). Int J Mol Med. 2015 Jun;35(6):1483-92.
Cameron TL, Gresshoff IL, Bell KM, Piróg KA, Sampurno L, Hartley CL, Sanford EM, Wilson R, Ermann J, Boot-Handford RP, Glimcher LH, Briggs MD, Bateman JF. Cartilage-specific ablation of XBP1 signaling in mouse results in a chondrodysplasia characterized by reduced chondrocyte proliferation and delayed cartilage maturation and mineralization. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2015
Kung LH, Rajpar MH, Preziosi R, Briggs MD, Boot-Handford RP. Increased classical endoplasmic reticulum stress is sufficient to reduce chondrocyte proliferation rate in the growth plate and decrease bone growth. PLoS One. 2015 Feb 18;10(2):e0117016.
Briggs MD, Brock J, Ramsden S, Bell P. Genotype to phenotype correlations in cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) associated chondrodysplasias. Eur J Hum Genet.
Piróg KA, Irman A, Young S, Halai P, Bell PA, Boot-Handford RP, Briggs MD. Abnormal Chondrocyte Apoptosis in the Cartilage Growth Plate is Influenced by Genetic Background and Deletion of CHOP in a Targeted Mouse Model of Pseudoachondroplasia. PLoS ONE 9(2): e85145.
Piróg KA, Katakura Y, Mironov A, Briggs MD. Mild Myopathy Is Associated with COMP but Not MATN3 Mutations in Mouse Models of Genetic Skeletal Diseases. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 27;8(11):e82412.
Gualeni B, Rajpar MH, Kellogg A, Arvan P, Boot-Handford RP, Briggs MD. A novel transgenic mouse model of growth plate dysplasia reveals that decreased chondrocyte proliferation due to chronic ER stress is a key factor in reduced bone growth. Dis Model Mech. 2013 Sep 12.
Hartley CL, Edwards S, Mullan L, Bell PA, Fresquet M, Boot-Handford RP, Briggs MD. Armet/Manf and Creld2 are components of a specialized ER stress response provoked by inappropriate formation of disulphide bonds: implications for genetic skeletal diseases. Hum Mol Genet. 2013 Aug 23.
Bell PA, Wagener R, Zaucke F, Koch M, Selley J, Warwood S, Knight D, Boot-Handford RP, Thornton DJ, Briggs MD. Analysis of the cartilage proteome from three different mouse models of genetic skeletal diseases reveals common and discrete disease signatures. Biol Open. 2013 Aug 15;2(8):802-11.
Briggs MD, Wright MJ, Mortier GR. Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia, Dominant. 2003 Jan 08 [updated 2013 Jul 25]. In: Pagon RA, Adam MP, Bird TD, Dolan CR, Fong CT, Stephens K, editors. GeneReviews™ [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2013. Here.
Briggs MD, Wright MJ. Pseudoachondroplasia. 2004 Aug 20 [updated 2013 Feb 28]. In: Pagon RA, Adam MP, Bird TD, Dolan CR, Fong CT, Stephens K, editors. GeneReviews™ [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2013. Here.
Kung LH, Rajpar MH, Briggs MD, Boot-Handford RP. Hypertrophic chondrocytes have a limited capacity to cope with increases in endoplasmic reticulum stress without triggering the unfolded protein response. J Histochem Cytochem. 2012 Oct;60(10):734-48.
Bell PA, Piróg KA, Fresquet M, Thornton DJ, Boot-Handford RP, Briggs MD. Loss of matrilin 1 does not exacerbate the skeletal phenotype in a mouse model of multiple epiphyseal dysplasia caused by a Matn3 V194D mutation. Arthritis Rheum. 2012 May;64(5):1529-39.
Suleman F, Gualeni B, Gregson HJ, Leighton MP, Piróg KA, Edwards S, Holden P, Boot-Handford RP, Briggs MD. A novel form of chondrocyte stress is triggered by a COMP mutation causing pseudoachondroplasia. Hum Mutat. 2012 Jan;33(1):218-31.
Jackson GC, Mittaz-Crettol L, Taylor JA, Mortier GR, Spranger J, Zabel B, Le Merrer M, Cormier-Daire V, Hall CM, Offiah A, Wright MJ, Savarirayan R, Nishimura G, Ramsden SC, Elles R, Bonafe L, Superti-Furga A, Unger S, Zankl A, Briggs MD. Pseudoachondroplasia and multiple epiphyseal dysplasia: a 7-year comprehensive analysis of the known disease genes identify novel and recurrent mutations and provides an accurate assessment of their relative contribution. Hum Mutat. 2012 Jan;33(1):144-57.
Fresquet M, Jowitt TA, Stephen LA, Ylöstalo J, Briggs MD. Structural and functional investigations of Matrilin-1 A-domains reveal insights into their role in cartilage ECM assembly. J Biol Chem. 2010 Oct 29;285(44):34048-61.
Piróg KA, Briggs MD. Skeletal dysplasias associated with mild myopathy-a clinical and molecular review. J Biomed Biotechnol. 2010;2010:686457.
Nundlall S, Rajpar MH, Bell PA, Clowes C, Zeeff LA, Gardner B, Thornton DJ, Boot-Handford RP, Briggs MD. An unfolded protein response is the initial cellular response to the expression of mutant matrilin-3 in a mouse model of multiple epiphyseal dysplasia. Cell Stress Chaperones. 2010 Nov;15(6):835-49.
Jackson GC, Marcus-Soekarman D, Stolte-Dijkstra I, Verrips A, Taylor JA, Briggs MD. Type IX collagen gene mutations can result in multiple epiphyseal dysplasia that is associated with osteochondritis dissecans and a mild myopathy.
Am J Med Genet A. 2010 Apr;152A(4):863-9.
Boot-Handford RP, Briggs MD. The unfolded protein response and its relevance to connective tissue diseases. Cell Tissue Res. 2010 Jan;339(1):197-211.
Piróg KA, Jaka O, Katakura Y, Meadows RS, Kadler KE, Boot-Handford RP, Briggs MD. A mouse model offers novel insights into the myopathy and tendinopathy often associated with pseudoachondroplasia and multiple epiphyseal dysplasia. Hum Mol Genet. 2010 Jan 1;19(1):52-64.
Rajpar MH, McDermott B, Kung L, Eardley R, Knowles L, Heeran M, Thornton DJ, Wilson R, Bateman JF, Poulsom R, Arvan P, Kadler KE, Briggs MD, Boot-Handford RP. Targeted induction of endoplasmic reticulum stress induces cartilage pathology.
PLoS Genet. 2009 Oct;5(10):e1000691.
Fresquet M, Jackson GC, Loughlin J, Briggs MD. Novel mutations in exon 2 of MATN3 affect residues within the alpha-helices of the A-domain and can result in the intracellular retention of mutant matrilin-3. Hum Mutat. 2008 Feb;29(2):330.
Fresquet M, Jowitt TA, Ylöstalo J, Coffey P, Meadows RS, Ala-Kokko L, Thornton DJ, Briggs MD. Structural and functional characterization of recombinant matrilin-3 A-domain and implications for human genetic bone diseases. J Biol Chem. 2007 Nov 30;282(48):34634-43.
Piróg-Garcia KA, Meadows RS, Knowles L, Heinegård D, Thornton DJ, Kadler KE, Boot-Handford RP, Briggs MD. Reduced cell proliferation and increased apoptosis are significant pathological mechanisms in a murine model of mild pseudoachondroplasia resulting from a mutation in the C-terminal domain of COMP. Hum Mol Genet. 2007 Sep 1;16(17):2072-88.
Leighton MP, Nundlall S, Starborg T, Meadows RS, Suleman F, Knowles L, Wagener R, Thornton DJ, Kadler KE, Boot-Handford RP, Briggs MD. Decreased chondrocyte proliferation and dysregulated apoptosis in the cartilage growth plate are key features of a murine model of epiphyseal dysplasia caused by a matn3 mutation. Hum Mol Genet. 2007 Jul 15;16(14):1728-41.
Zankl A, Jackson GC, Crettol LM, Taylor J, Elles R, Mortier GR, Spranger J, Zabel B, Unger S, Merrer ML, Cormier-Daire V, Hall CM, Wright MJ, Bonafe L, Superti-Furga A, Briggs MD. Preselection of cases through expert clinical and radiological review significantly increases mutation detection rate in multiple epiphyseal dysplasia. Eur J Hum Genet. 2007 Feb;15(2):150-4.
Cotterill SL, Jackson GC, Leighton MP, Wagener R, Mäkitie O, Cole WG, Briggs MD. Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia mutations in MATN3 cause misfolding of the A-domain and prevent secretion of mutant matrilin-3. Hum Mutat. 2005 Dec;26(6):557-65.
Kennedy J, Jackson GC, Barker FS, Nundlall S, Bella J, Wright MJ, Mortier GR, Neas K, Thompson E, Elles R, Briggs MD. Novel and recurrent mutations in the C-terminal domain of COMP cluster in two distinct regions and result in a spectrum of phenotypes within the pseudoachondroplasia — multiple epiphyseal dysplasia disease group. Hum Mutat. 2005 Jun;25(6):593-4.
Kennedy J, Jackson G, Ramsden S, Taylor J, Newman W, Wright MJ, Donnai D, Elles R, Briggs MD. COMP mutation screening as an aid for the clinical diagnosis and counselling of patients with a suspected diagnosis of pseudoachondroplasia or multiple epiphyseal dysplasia. Eur J Hum Genet. 2005 May;13(5):547-55.
Jackson GC, Barker FS, Jakkula E, Czarny-Ratajczak M, Mäkitie O, Cole WG, Wright MJ, Smithson SF, Suri M, Rogala P, Mortier GR, Baldock C, Wallace A, Elles R, Ala-Kokko L, Briggs MD. Missense mutations in the beta strands of the single A-domain of matrilin-3 result in multiple epiphyseal dysplasia. J Med Genet. 2004 Jan;41(1):52-9.