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Marcela Cristina Robaina
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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#2Luciano MazzoccoliH-Index: 3
Last.Claudete Esteves KlumbH-Index: 10
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Background: The transcription factor MYC regulates several biological cellular processes, and its target gene network comprises approximately 15% of all human genes, including microRNAs (miRNAs), that also contribute to MYC regulatory activity. Although miRNAs are emerging as key regulators of immune functions, the specific roles of miRNAs in the regulation/dysregulation of germinal centre B-cells and B-cell lymphomas are still being uncovered. The regulatory network that integrates MYC, target ...
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Drug resistance represents a major issue in treating breast cancer, despite the identification of novel therapeutic strategies, biomarkers, and subgroups. We have previously identified the LQB-223, 11a-N-Tosyl-5-deoxi-pterocarpan, as a promising compound in sensitizing doxorubicin-resistant breast cancer cells, with little toxicity to non-neoplastic cells. Here, we investigated the mechanisms underlying LQB-223 antitumor effects in 2D and 3D models of breast cancer. MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cells ha...
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P-glycoprotein (Pgp/ABCB1) overexpression is associated with multidrug resistance (MDR) phenotype and, consequently, failure in cancer chemotherapy. However, molecules involved in cell death deregulation may also support MDR. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is an important cytokine that may trigger either death or tumor growth. Here, we examined the role of cancer cells in self-maintenance and promotion of cellular malignancy through the transport of Pgp and TNF-α molecules by extracellular ...
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Purpose Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is a B-cell lymphoma frequently diagnosed in children. It is characterized by MYC translocations, which lead to the constitutive expression of the MYC oncogene. MYC contributes to miR-29 repression through an E-box MYC binding site on the miR-29b-1/miR-29a promoter region. We evaluated the role of miR-29a/b/c and their predicted targets in BL pathogenesis.
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#1Marcela Cristina Robaina (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)H-Index: 7
Last.Claudete Esteves KlumbH-Index: 10
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Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is an aggressive B cell lymphoma characterized by the reciprocal translocation of the c-Myc gene with immunoglobulin genes. Recently, MYC has been shown to maintain the neoplastic state via the miR-17-92 microRNA cluster that suppresses chromatin regulatory genes and the apoptosis regulator Bim. However, the expression and prognostic impact of miR-17-92 members in pediatric BL (pBL) are unknown. Therefore, we investigated miR-17, miR-19a, miR-19b, miR-20, and miR-92a expres...
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#1Gabriela Nestal de Moraes (Imperial College London)H-Index: 9
#2Deborah DelbueH-Index: 3
Last.Raquel C. MaiaH-Index: 20
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Drug resistance is a major hurdle for successful treatment of breast cancer, the leading cause of deaths in women throughout the world. The FOXM1 transcription factor is a potent oncogene that transcriptionally regulates a wide range of target genes involved in DNA repair, metastasis, cell invasion, and migration. However, little is known about the role of FOXM1 in cell survival and the gene targets involved. Here, we show that FOXM1-overexpressing breast cancer cells display an apoptosis-resist...
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#1Raquel C. MaiaH-Index: 20
#2Martin Bonamino (FIOCRUZ: Oswaldo Cruz Foundation)H-Index: 11
Last.Claudete Esteves KlumbH-Index: 10
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We report an extremely rare case of a female child who presented the onset of primary myelofibrosis (PMF) harboring JAK2 (Janus Kinase 2 gene) mutation (JAK2V617F) when she was 15 months old. She was monitored over 25 years, a period in which she was treated with spleen radiotherapy and recombinant interferon α. She also underwent splenectomy when she was 13 years old, due to massive splenomegaly, anemia and various infection disease episodes. The longstanding evolution of the patient enabled us...
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Abstract The NFAT (nuclear factor of activated T cells) family of transcription factors is composed of four calcium-responsive proteins (NFAT1 to -4). The NFAT2 (also called NFATc1) gene encodes the isoforms NFAT2α and NFAT2β that result mainly from alternative initiation exons that provide two different N-terminal transactivation domains. However, the specific roles of the NFAT2 isoforms in cell physiology remain unclear. Because previous studies have shown oncogenic potential for NFAT2, this s...
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Methylation of CpG islands in promoter gene regions is frequently observed in lymphomas. DNA methylation is established by DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs). DNMT1 maintains methylation patterns, while DNMT3A and DNMT3B are critical for de novo DNA methylation. Little is known about the expression of DNMTs in lymphomas. DNMT3A and 3B genes can be regulated post-transcriptionally by miR-29 family. Here, we demonstrated for the first time the overexpression of DNMT1 and DNMT3B in Burkitt lymphoma (BL...
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