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Cell Reports: Nitric Oxide Suppression by Secreted Frizzled-Related Protein 2 Drives Retinoblastoma (Shiio & Houghton Labs)

March 17, 2023

Panneerselvam Jayabal 1, Fuchun Zhou 1, Xiuye Ma 1, Kathryn M. Bondra 1, Barron Blackman 1, Susan T. Weintraub 2 3, Yidong Chen 1 3 4, Patricia Chévez-Barrios 5, Peter J. Houghton 1 3 6, Brenda Gallie 7, Yuzuru Shiio 1 2 3 8 Highlights The autocrine signaling mediated by SFRP2 drives retinoblastoma SFRP2 signaling suppresses NO production and maintains retinoblastoma growth CXADR serves as the receptor for SFRP2 Targeting SFRP2 results in NO production and suppression of retinoblastoma growth Summary Retinoblastoma is a cancer of the infant retina primarily driven by the loss of [...]

Cancer Research: Sequential Targeting of Retinoblastoma and DNA Synthesis Pathways Is a Therapeutic Strategy for Sarcomas That Can Be Monitored in Real Time (Houghton)

March 15, 2023

Tuyen Duong;Thanh Nguyen; Yan Wang;  Tuyen N. Bui; Rossana Lazcano;  Davis R. Ingram;  Min Yi; Varshini Vakulabharanam; Linjie Luo; Marc A. Pina; Cansu Karakas ; Mi Li; Nicole M. Kettner; Neeta Somaiah; Peter J. Hougton; Osama Mawlawi; Alexander J. Lazar; Kelly K. Hunt; Khandan Keyomarsi Abstract Treatment strategies with a strong scientific rationale based on specific [...]

Neuro-Oncology: Lysine-specific histone demethylase 1A (KDM1A/LSD1) inhibition attenuates DNA double strand break repair and augments efficacy of temozolomide in glioblastoma (Chen, Lao)

January 23, 2023

Salvador Alejo, Bridgitte E Palacios, Prabhakar Pitta Venkata, Yi He, Wenjing Li, Jessica D Johnson, Chen Yihong, Sridharan Jayamohan, Uday P Pratap, Kyra Clarke, Yi Zou, Yingli Lv, Korri Weldon, Suryavathi Viswanadhapalli, Zhao Lai, Zhenqing Ye, Yidong Chen, Andrea R Gilbert, Takayoshi Suzuki, Rajeshwar R Tekmal, Weixing Zhao, Siyuan Zheng, Ratna K Vadlamudi, Andrew J Brenner, Gangadhara R Sareddy Abstract Efficient DNA repair in response to standard chemo and radiation therapies often contributes to GBM therapy resistance. Understanding the [...]

Nature Communications: Genomic disparities between cancers in adolescent and young adults and in older adults (Wang, Langevin, Houghton, & Zheng)

December 6, 2022

Xiaojing Wang, Anne-Marie Langevin, Peter J. Houghton & Siyuan Zheng Cancers cause significant mortality and morbidity in adolescents and young adults (AYAs), but their biological underpinnings are incompletely understood. Here, we analyze clinical and genomic disparities between AYAs and older adults (OAs) in more than 100,000 cancer patients. We find significant differences in clinical presentation between [...]

NPJ | Precision Oncology: An international working group consensus report for the prioritization of molecular biomarkers for Ewing sarcoma (Bishop)

September 21, 2022

David S. Shulman, Sarah B. Whittle, Didier Surdez, Kelly M. Bailey, Enrique de Álava, Jason T. Yustein, Adam Shlien, Masanori Hayashi, Alexander J. R. Bishop, Brian D. Crompton, Steven G. DuBois, Neerav Shukla, Patrick J. Leavey, Stephen L. Lessnick, Heinrich Kovar, Olivier Delattre, Thomas G. P. Grünewald, Cristina R. Antonescu, Ryan D. Roberts, Jeffrey A. [...]

Nucleic Acids Research: Exploration and analysis of R-loop mapping data with RLBase (Bishop Lab)

August 30, 2022

Henry E Miller, Daniel Montemayor, Janet Li, Simon A Levy, Roshan Pawar, Stella Hartono, Kumar Sharma, Bess Frost, Frédéric Chedin, Alexander J R Bishop Abstract R-loops are three-stranded nucleic acid structures formed from the hybridization of RNA and DNA. In 2012, Ginno et al. introduced the first R-loop mapping method. Since that time, dozens of R-loop mapping studies have been conducted, yielding hundreds of publicly available [...]