Amrita Singh Chandhoke

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Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a fundamental cellular process in epithelial tissue development, and can be reactivated in cancer contributing to tumor invasiveness and metastasis. The cytokine transforming growth factor-β (TGFβ) is a key inducer of EMT, but the mechanisms that regulate TGFβ-induced EMT remain incompletely understood. Here, we(More)
Tumor metastasis contributes to the grave morbidity and mortality of cancer, but the mechanisms underlying tumor cell invasiveness and metastasis remain incompletely understood. Here, we report that expression of the SUMO E3 ligase PIAS1 suppresses TGFβ-induced activation of the matrix metalloproteinase MMP2 in human breast cancer cells. We also find that(More)
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a fundamental cellular process that contributes to epithelial tissue morphogenesis during normal development and in tumor invasiveness and metastasis. The transcriptional regulator SnoN robustly influences EMT in response to the cytokine TGFβ, but the mechanisms that regulate the fundamental role of SnoN in(More)
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGFβ) is a secreted polypeptide that plays essential roles in cellular development and homeostasis. Although mechanisms of TGFβ-induced responses have been characterized, our understanding of TGFβ signaling remains incomplete. Here, we uncover a novel function for the protein kinase NDR1 (nuclear Dbf2-related 1) in TGFβ(More)
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGFb) is a secreted polypeptide that plays essential roles in cellular development and homeostasis. Although mechanisms of TGFb-induced responses have been characterized, our understanding of TGFb signaling remains incomplete. Here, we uncover a novel function for the protein kinase NDR1 (nuclear Dbf2-related 1) in TGFb(More)
Tumor metastasis profoundly reduces the survival of breast cancer patients, but the mechanisms underlying breast cancer invasiveness and metastasis are incompletely understood. Here, we report that the E3 ubiquitin ligase Smurf2 acts in a sumoylation-dependent manner to suppress the invasive behavior of MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cell-derived organoids.(More)
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