Selected publications

Dermatology Research Publications

Dr. Daniel Glass’ research in the field of skin care and dermatology is well-published. Below please find a selection of his publications in peer reviewed journals.


High nevus counts confer a favorable prognosis in melanoma patients. Ribero S, Davies JR, Requena C, Carrera C, Glass D, Rull R, Vidal-Sicart S, Vilalta A, Alos L, Soriano V, Quaglino P, Traves V, Newton-Bishop JA, Nagore E, Malvehy J, Puig S, Bataille V. Int J Cancer. 2015 Oct 1;137(7):1691-8.

Genetics of skin color variation in Europeans: genome-wide association studies with functional follow-up. Liu F, Visser M, Duffy DL, Hysi PG, ………………Mangino M, Glass D, Bataille V, ……………………Spector TD, Martin NG, Nijsten TE, Kayser M. Hum Genet. 2015 Aug;134(8):823-35.

Omics technologies and the study of human ageing.
Valdes AM, Glass D, Spector TD
Nat Rev Genet. 2013 Sep;14(9):601-7

Gene expression changes with age in skin, adipose tissue, blood and brain.
Glass D, Vinuela A ………………………. Bataille V, Spector TD.
Genome Biol. 2013 Jul 26;14(7)

Evaluation of PAX3 genetic variants and nevus number.
Ogbah Z, …………. Glass D, ……, Puig S.
Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2013 Sep;26(5):666-76

Mapping cis and trans regulatory effects across multiple tissues in twins: the MuTHER Study.
E. Grundberg1,2*, K.S. Small1,2*, Å.K. Hedman3*, A.C. Nica4*, A. Buil4*, S Keildson3, J.T. Bell2,3, T-P. Yang1, A. Barett5, J. Nisbet1, A. Wilk1, S-Y. Shin1, D. Glass2, ………….T.D. Spector2**, for the MuTHER consortium.
Nature Genetics Sept 2012

Mitochondrial DNA heteroplasmy in diabetes and normal adults: Role of acquired and inherited mutational patterns in twins.
Gal Avital1, Mor Buchshtav1, Ilia Zhikov1,2, Jeanette Tuval (Feder)1, Sarah Dadon1, Eitan Rubin2,3, Dan Glass4, Timothy D Spector4 and Dan Mishmar1
Human Molecular Genetics 2012

Six novel susceptibility Loci for early-onset androgenetic alopecia and their unexpected association with common diseases.
Li R, Brockschmidt FF, Kiefer AK, Stefansson H, Nyholt DR, Song K, Vermeulen SH, Kanoni S, Glass D, …..Richards JB.
PLoS Genet. 2012 May;8(5):e1002746. Epub 2012 May 31.

Extent, causes, and consequences of small RNA expression variation in human adipose tissue.
Parts L, ……Glass D, Enright AJ, Winn J; MuTHER Consortium, Deloukas P, Dermitzakis ET, McCarthy MI, Spector TD, Durbin R, Lindgren CM.
PLoS Genet. 2012 May;8(5):e1002704. Epub 2012 May 10.

Epigenome-wide scans identify differentially methylated regions for age and age-related phenotypes in a healthy ageing population.
Bell JT, Tsai PC, Yang TP, Pidsley R, Nisbet J, Glass D, ……MuTHER Consortium, Dermitzakis ET, McCarthy MI, Mill J, Spector TD, Deloukas P.
PLoS Genet. 2012 Apr;8(4):e1002629. Epub 2012 Apr 19.

Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies three new risk loci for atopic dermatitis. Paternoster L…… Glass D, Hakonarson H, Melbye M, Jarvis DL, Jaddoe VW, Gieger C; Genetics of Overweight Young Adults (GOYA) Consortium, Strachan DP, Martin NG, Jarvelin MR, Heinrich J, Evans DM, Weidinger S; EArly Genetics & Lifecourse Epidemiology (EAGLE) Consortium.
Nat Genet. 2011 Dec 25;44(2):187-92. doi: 10.1038/ng.1017.

IRF4 variants have age-specific effects on nevus count and predispose to melanoma.
Duffy DL*, Iles MM*, Glass D*, Zhu G, Barrett JH, Höiom V, Zhao ZZ, Sturm RA, ….. Spector TD, Montgomery GW. *indicates authors equal contribution.
Am J Hum Genet. 2010 Jul 9;87(1):6-16. Epub 2010 Jun 17.

Pigmentation and vitamin D metabolism in Caucasians: Low vitamin D serum levels in fair skin types in the UK.
Glass D , Lens M , Swaminathan R, Spector TD, Bataille V.
PLoS ONE August 2009 4(8): e6477

Melanoma: risk factors and controversies
Bataille V and Glass D
Clinical Risk. January 2009; 15: 3-7

Genome-Wide Association Study Reveals a Novel Locus for Male Pattern Baldness
J Brent Richards1,2, Xin Yuan3, Frank Geller4, Dawn Waterworth3, Veronique Bataille2, Daniel Glass2, Kijoung Song3, Gerard Waeber5, Peter Vollenweider5, Bragi Walters4, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir4, Augustine Kong4, Hreinn Stafansson4, Kari Stefansson4, Tim D Spector2*, Vincent Mooser3*
Nature Genetics. Nov 2008;40(11):1281-4

A double blind Investigation of the potential systemic absorption of Isotretinoin, when combined with chemical sunscreens, Following topical application to patients with widespread Acne of the face and trunk.
Cunliffe W.J. Glass D. Goode K. Stables G.I. Boorman G.C.
Acta Dermatologica Venerealogica, 2001; 81: 14-17.

A Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial to compare a Gel Containing a Combination of Isotretinoin (0.05%) and Erythromycin (2%) with Gels Containing Isotretinoin (0.05%) or Erythromycin (2%) alone in the Topical Treatment of Acne vulgaris.
Glass D. Boorman G.C. Stables G.I. Cunliffe W.J. Goode K.
Dermatology 1999; 199: 242 –247.

Safety of Long-term high-dose minocycline in the treatment of acne.
Goulden V. Glass D. Cunliffe W.J
British Journal of Dermatology. 134(4): 693-5, 1996.