Claire K. Inman

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Targeted deletion of the Runx2 gene in mice has demonstrated that Runx2 is a master regulator of osteoblast differentiation. Runx2 has therefore largely been regarded as a bone-specific transcription factor. Runx2-/- mice die shortly after birth and therefore the role of Runx2 in later developing tissues remains unclear. Here we show that the Runx2 protein(More)
Estrogen (E) plays a pivotal regulatory role in the control of cell proliferation in the normal breast and breast cancer (BC). To identify genes with likely roles in proliferation control that are regulated by E and its downstream target c-myc, we compared transcript profiles of antiestrogens-arrested cells stimulated to reinitiate cell cycle progression by(More)
The transcription factor Runx2 is essential for the expression of a number of bone-specific genes and is primarily considered a master regulator of bone development. Runx2 is also expressed in mammary epithelial cells, but its role in the mammary gland has not been established. Here we show that Runx2 forms a novel complex with the ubiquitous transcription(More)
Estrogens play a pivotal role in the initiation and progression of breast cancer. The genes that mediate these processes are not fully defined, but potentially include the known mammary oncogene MYC. Characterization of estrogen-target genes may help to elucidate further the mechanisms of estrogen-induced mitogenesis and endocrine resistance. We used a(More)
The oncoprotein c-Myc is frequently overexpressed in breast cancer and ectopic expression in breast cancer cell lines attenuates responses to antiestrogen treatment. Here, we review preliminary data aimed at further elucidating a potential role for c-Myc in clinical endocrine resistance in breast cancer. Immunohistochemical and semi-quantitative PCR(More)
BACKGROUND Estrogen is a pivotal regulator of cell proliferation in the normal breast and breast cancer. Endocrine therapies targeting the estrogen receptor are effective in breast cancer, but their success is limited by intrinsic and acquired resistance. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS With the goal of gaining mechanistic insights into estrogen action and(More)
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