Fiona T. Bane

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BACKGROUND Cutaneous melanoma is an aggressive disease. S100beta is an established biomarker of disease progression; however, the mechanism of its regulation in melanoma is undefined. METHODS Expression of HOXC11 and SRC-1 was examined by immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence. Molecular and cellular techniques were used to investigate regulation of(More)
Associations between p160 coactivator proteins and endocrine resistance have been described. Though thought to primarily interact with steroid receptors, the p160 proteins can also interact with non-nuclear receptor transcription factors including the MAP kinase effector proteins Ets. Here, we observed that in breast cancer cells resistant and insensitive(More)
PURPOSE This study investigates the role of the p160 coactivators AIB1 and SRC-1 independently, and their interactions with the estrogen receptor, in the development of resistance to endocrine treatments. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN The expression of the p160s and the estrogen receptor, and their interactions, was analyzed by immunohistochemistry and quantitative(More)
  • Li Qin, Ye-Lin Wu, +13 authors Jianming Xu
  • 2014
In breast cancer, overexpression of the nuclear coactivator NCOA1 (SRC-1) is associated with disease recurrence and resistance to endocrine therapy. To examine the impact of NCOA1 overexpression on morphogenesis and carcinogenesis in the mammary gland (MG), we generated MMTV-hNCOA1 transgenic [Tg(NCOA1)] mice. In the context of two distinct transgenic(More)
Microtubule assembly and disassembly is required for the maintenance of cell structure, mobility, and division. However, the cellular and biochemical implications of microtubule disruption are not fully understood. Using a proteomic approach, we found that the peptidyl-prolyl isomerase, cyclophilin A, was increased in plasma membrane extracts from chronic(More)
Treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) including trastuzumab has revolutionized the management of HER2-positive breast cancer. Recent evaluation of clinical trial data suggests that a subset of HER2/ER double-positive cancers may not receive significant benefit from the TKI therapy. Here we investigate the cross talk between HER2 and ER in breast(More)
Epidemiological, clinical, and molecular studies suggest a role for oestrogen in thyroid cancer. How oestrogen mediates its effects and the consequence of it on clinical outcome has not been fully elucidated. The participation of coregulatory proteins in modulating oestrogen receptor (ER) function and input of crosstalk with the tyrosine kinase receptor(More)
PURPOSE The use of aromatase inhibitors (AI) in the treatment of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, postmenopausal breast cancer has proven efficacy. However, inappropriate activation of ER target genes has been implicated in the development of resistant tumors. The ER coactivator protein AIB1 has previously been associated with initiation of breast cancer(More)
PURPOSE Disease recurrence is a common problem in breast cancer and yet the mechanisms enabling tumor cells to evade therapy and colonize distant organs remain unclear. We sought to characterize global expression changes occurring with metastatic disease progression in the endocrine-resistant setting. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Here, for the first time,(More)
Breast cancer resistance to endocrine therapies such as tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors is a significant clinical problem. Steroid receptor coactivator-1 (SRC-1), a coregulatory protein of the oestrogen receptor (ER), has previously been shown to have a significant role in the progression of breast cancer. The chromatin protein high mobility group box 2(More)