1. NOTCH1 and SOX10 are Essential for Proliferation and Radiation Resistance of Cancer Stem-Like Cells in Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma.

    Clinical Cancer Research 22(8):2083 (2016) PMID 27084744 PMCID PMC4834904

    Although the existence of cancer stem cells (CSC) in adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) has been proposed, lack of assays for their propagation and uncertainty about molecular markers prevented their characterization. Our objective was to isolate CSC from ACC and provide insight into signaling pathw...
  2. Line mixing effects in isotropic Raman spectra of pure N2: a classical trajectory study.

    Journal of Chemical Physics 141(18):184306 (2014) PMID 25399146

    Line mixing effects in the Q branch of pure N2 isotropic Raman scattering are studied at room temperature using a classical trajectory method. It is the first study using an extended modified version of Gordon's classical theory of impact broadening and shift of rovibrational lines. The whole re...
  3. Fus1/Tusc2 is a novel regulator of mitochondrial calcium handling, Ca2+-coupled mitochondrial processes, and Ca2+-dependent NFAT and NF-κB pathways in CD4+ T cells.

    Antioxidants and Redox Signaling 20(10):1533 (2014) PMID 24328503 PMCID PMC3942676

    Fus1 has been established as mitochondrial tumor suppressor, immunomodulator, and antioxidant protein, but molecular mechanism of these activities remained to be identified. Based on putative calcium-binding and myristoyl-binding domains that we identified in Fus1, we explored our hypothesis tha...
  4. Tumour suppressor Fus1 provides a molecular link between inflammatory response and mitochondrial homeostasis.

    Journal of Pathology 227(4):456 (2012) PMID 22513871

    Fus1, encoded by a 3p21.3 tumour suppressor gene, is down-regulated, mutated or lost in the majority of inflammatory thoracic malignancies. The mitochondrial localization of Fus1 stimulated us to investigate how Fus1 modulates inflammatory response and mitochondrial function in a mouse model of ...
  5. Differential expression of CHL1 gene during development of major human cancers.

    PLoS ONE 6(3):e15612 (2011) PMID 21408220 PMCID PMC3049765

    CHL1 gene (also known as CALL) on 3p26.3 encodes a one-pass trans-membrane cell adhesion molecule (CAM). Previously CAMs of this type, including L1, were shown to be involved in cancer growth and metastasis. We used Clontech Cancer Profiling Arrays (19 different types of cancers, 395 samples) to...
  6. Pro-tumorigenic effects of miR-31 loss in mesothelioma.

    Journal of Biological Chemistry 285(30):22809 (2010) PMID 20463022 PMCID PMC2906272

    The human genome encodes several hundred microRNA (miRNA) genes that produce small (21-23n) single strand regulatory RNA molecules. Although abnormal expression of miRNAs has been linked to cancer progression, the mechanisms of this dysregulation are poorly understood. Malignant mesothelioma (MM...
  7. Tumorigenic properties of alternative osteopontin isoforms in mesothelioma.

    Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communicat... 382(3):514 (2009) PMID 19285954

    Osteopontin (SPP1) is an inflammatory cytokine that we previously characterized as a diagnostic marker in patients with asbestos-induced malignant mesothelioma (MM). While SPP1 shows both pro- and anti-tumorigenic biological effects, little is known about the molecular basis of these activities....
  8. Protumorigenic role of HAPLN1 and its IgV domain in malignant pleural mesothelioma.

    Clinical Cancer Research 15(8):2602 (2009) PMID 19351750 PMCID PMC3761224

    Tumor extracellular matrix (ECM) plays a crucial role in cancer progression mediating and transforming host-tumor interactions. Targeting the ECM is becoming an increasingly promising therapeutic approach in cancer treatment. We find that one of the ECM proteins, HAPLN1, is overexpressed in the ...
  9. Genomic events associated with progression of pleural malignant mesothelioma.

    International Journal of Cancer 124(3):589 (2009) PMID 18973227 PMCID PMC2933144

    Pleural malignant mesothelioma (MM) is an aggressive cancer with a very long latency and a very short median survival. Little is known about the genetic events that trigger MM and their relation to poor outcome. The goal of our study was to characterize major genomic gains and losses associated ...
  10. Mechanisms of FUS1/TUSC2 deficiency in mesothelioma and its tumorigenic transcriptional effects.

    Molecular Cancer 8:91 (2009) PMID 19852844 PMCID PMC2776015

    FUS1/TUSC2 is a novel tumor suppressor located in the critical 3p21.3 chromosomal region frequently deleted in multiple cancers. We previously showed that Tusc2-deficient mice display a complex immuno-inflammatory phenotype with a predisposition to cancer. The goal of this study was to analyze p...
  11. Two novel VHL targets, TGFBI (BIGH3) and its transactivator KLF10, are up-regulated in renal clear cell carcinoma and other tumors.

    Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communicat... 370(4):536 (2008) PMID 18359287 PMCID PMC2413015

    Mutations in the VHL gene are associated with highly vascular tumors of kidney, brain, retina, and adrenal gland. The inability of the mutant VHL protein to destabilize HIF-1 plays a crucial role in malignant angiogenesis. VHL is also associated with ECM assembly but the molecular mechanisms of ...
  12. Silencing in yeast: identification of clr4 targets.

    Methods in Molecular Biology 317:287 (2006) PMID 16264237

    Efficient handling of multiple reactions is a crucial prerequisite for productive RNA differential display (DD) analysis. To identify transcriptional targets of the histone H3 Lys9-specific methyltransferase Clr4, we applied a multiformat modification of DD to compare between clr4+ and clr4- tra...
  13. Cerebellar ataxia, seizures, premature death, and cardiac abnormalities in mice with targeted disruption of the Cacna2d2 gene.

    The American Journal of Pathology 165(3):1007 (2004) PMID 15331424 PMCID PMC1618598

    CACNA2D2 is a putative tumor suppressor gene located in the human chromosome 3p21.3 region that shows frequent allelic imbalances in lung, breast, and other cancers. The alpha2delta-2 protein encoded by the gene is a regulatory subunit of voltage-dependent calcium channels and is expressed in br...