Research Paper

Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies: Bloom syndrome in a Mexican-American family with rhabdomyosarcoma: evidence of a Mexican founder mutation (Bishop, Chen, Tomlinson)

April 9, 2021

Erin H. Sybouts1,2,11, Adam D. Brown1,2,8,11, Maria G. Falcon-Cantrill3,9,11, Martha H. Thomas1,10, Thomas DeNapoli4,5, Julie Voeller5,6, Yidong Chen1,7, Gail E. Tomlinson1,3 and Alexander J.R. Bishop1,2 Abstract Bloom syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder with less than 300 cases reported in the literature. Bloom syndrome is characterized by chromosome instability, physical stigmata, growth deficiency, immunodeficiency, and […]


Cancer Letters: COX-2 promotes mammary adipose tissue inflammation, local estrogen biosynthesis, and carcinogenesis in high-sugar/fat diet treated mice (Bishop)

April 1, 2021

Rosângela MayerGonçalvesa, Marina Delgoboa, Jonathan Paulo Agnesa, Raquel Nascimento das Nevesa, MarceloFalchettia, Tuany Casagrandea, Ana Paula Vargas Garciab, Thaynan Cunha Vieirab, Nauana Somensic, Maciel Alencar Bruxeld, Daniel Augusto Gasparin Bueno Mendese, Alex Rafachod, André Báficae, Daniel Pens, Gelainc, José Cláudio Fonseca, Moreirac, Geovanni Dantas Cassalib, Alexander James Roy Bishopf, AlfeuZanotto-Filhoa Abstract Obesity is a major […]


Cancer Research: Deciphering the role of intestinal crypt cell populations in resistance to chemotherapy (Penalva Lab)

March 30, 2021

Carla Frau, Catherine Jamard, Gaspard Delpouve, Gabriela D. A. Guardia, Christelle Machon, Camilla Pilati, Clementine Le Neve, Pierre Laurent-Puig, Jérôme Guitton, Pedro A. F. Galante, Luiz O. Penalva, Jean-Noel Freund, Christelle de la Fouchardière and Michelina Plateroti Abstract Intestinal crypts are composed of heterogeneous and highly plastic cell populations. Lgr5high-stem cells (SC) are responsible for homeostatic renewal, but other cells can revert to an SC-like phenotype to maintain epithelial integrity. Despite their distinct roles in orchestrating homeostasis, both populations have been designated as […]


Development: The murine intestinal stem cells are highly sensitive to the modulation of the T3/TRα1-dependent pathway (Penalva Lab)

March 30, 2021

Matthias Godart, Carla Frau, Diana Farhat, Maria Virginia Giolito, Catherine Jamard, Clementine Le Nevé, Jean-Noel Freund, Luiz O. Penalva, Maria Sirakov, Michelina Plateroti Abstract The thyroid hormone T3 and its nuclear receptor TRα1 control gut development and homeostasis through the modulation of intestinal crypt cell proliferation. Despite increasing data, in-depth analysis on their specific action on intestinal stem cells is lacking. By using ex vivo 3D […]


MDPI: Musashi1 Contribution to Glioblastoma Development via Regulation of a Network of DNA Replication, Cell Cycle and Division Genes (Penalva Lab)

March 30, 2021

Mirella Baroni 1,†,  OrcID,Caihong Yi 1,2,†,  Saket Choudhary 3,†,  Xiufen Lei 1,  Adam Kosti 1,4,   Denise Grieshober 1,  Mitzli Velasco 1,  Mei Qiao 1,  Suzanne S. Burns 1,‡,  Patricia R. Araujo 1,  Talia DeLambre 1,  Mi Young Son 5,  Michelina Plateroti 6,  Marco A. R. Ferreira 7,  Paul Hasty 5,  and. Luiz O. F. Penalva […]


Cell Cycle: Regulation of DNA duplication by the mTOR signaling pathway (Houghton)

March 11, 2021

ABSTRACT Accurate and complete DNA replication and separation are essential for genetic information inheritance and organism maintenance. Errors in DNA duplication are the main source of genetic instability. Understanding DNA duplication regulation is the key to elucidate the mechanisms and find treatment strategies for human genetic disorders, especially cancer. The mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) […]


FASEB Journal: Identification of a novel mechanism for meso‐tetra (4‐carboxyphenyl) porphyrin (TCPP) uptake in cancer cells

February 25, 2021

            David J. Elzi,   William E. Bauta,  Jamila R. Sanchez,  Trisha Das, Shweta Mogare, Peter Zannes Fatland,  Moises Iza, Alexander Pertsemlidis,  Vivienne I. Rebel  Abstract Porphyrins are used for cancer diagnostic and therapeutic applications, but the mechanism of how porphyrins accumulate in cancer cells remains elusive. Knowledge of how porphyrins […]


Cancer Research: A Very Long-Acting PARP Inhibitor Suppresses Cancer Cell Growth in DNA Repair-Deficient Tumor Models (Houghton, Kurmasheva)

February 19, 2021

Shaun D. Fontaine, Gary W. Ashley, Peter J. Houghton, Raushan T. Kurmasheva, Morgan Diolaiti, Alan Ashworth, Cody J. Peer, Ryan Nguyen, William D. Figg Sr., Denis R. Beckford-Vera, and Daniel V. Santi Abstract PARP inhibitors are approved for the treatment of cancers with BRCA1 or BRCA2 defects. In this study, we prepared and characterized a […]


Cancer Letters: Androgen deprivation-induced elevated nuclear SIRT1 promotes prostate tumor cell survival by reactivation of AR signaling

February 19, 2021

Author links open overlay panels high-BoHuanga, D.Thapaa, A.R.Munoza, S.S.Hussaina, X.Yanga, R.G.Bedollaa, P.Osmulskib, M.E.Gaczynskab, Z.Laibg, Yu-ChiaoChiug, Li-JuWanggY.Chendfg, P.Rivasa, C.Shuddea, R.L.Reddickc, H.Miyamotoh, R.Ghoshabf, A.P.Kumarabef1 Highlights •  High nuclear SIRT1 (nSIRT1) levels were associated with a significantly increased risk of prostate cancer progression. •  Androgen deplete conditions increased nuclear accumulation of SIRT1 protein. •  SIRT1 suppression impacts distinct […]


Clinical Cancer Research: The B7-H3-targeting antibody-drug conjugate m276-SL-PBD is potently effective against pediatric cancer preclinical solid tumor models

February 15, 2021

Nathan M. Kendsersky, Jarrett M Lindsay, Edward A. Kolb, Malcolm A. Smith, Beverly A. Teicher, Stephen Erickson, Eric J Earley, Yaël P. Mossé, Daniel Martinez, Jennifer Pogoriler, Kateryna Krytska, Khushbu Patel, David Groff, Matthew Tsang, Samson Ghilu, Yifei Wang, Steven Seaman, Yang Feng, Brad St. Croix, Richard Gorlick, Raushan T. Kurmasheva, Peter J. Houghton and John M. Maris Abstract Purpose: Patients with relapsed pediatric solid malignancies have few therapeutic options, and many of these patients die of their disease. B7-H3 is an immune checkpoint protein encoded by the CD276 gene that is overexpressed in many pediatric cancers. Here, we investigate the […]