Fransiscus Eri Utama

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PURPOSE Alternative CCND1 splicing results in cyclin D1b, which has specialized, protumorigenic functions in prostate not shared by the cyclin D1a (full length) isoform. Here, the frequency, tumor relevance, and mechanisms controlling cyclin D1b were challenged. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN First, relative expression of both cyclin D1 isoforms was determined in(More)
BCL6 is a transcriptional repressor that recognizes DNA target sequences similar to those recognized by signal transducer and activator of transcriptions 5 (Stat5). BCL6 disrupts differentiation of breast epithelia, is downregulated during lactation, and is upregulated in poorly differentiated breast cancer. In contrast, Stat5a mediates prolactin-induced(More)
Basal levels of nuclear localized, tyrosine phosphorylated Stat5 are present in healthy human breast epithelia. In contrast, Stat5 phosphorylation is frequently lost during breast cancer progression, a finding that correlates with loss of histological differentiation and poor patient prognosis. Identifying the mechanisms underlying loss of Stat5(More)
We present a sectioning and bonding technology to make ultrahigh density microarrays of solid samples, cutting edge matrix assembly (CEMA). Maximized array density is achieved by a scaffold-free, self-supporting construction with rectangular array features that are incrementally scalable. This platform technology facilitates arrays of >10,000 tissue(More)
BATF is a member of the AP-1 (activator protein-1) family of bZIP (basic leucine zipper) transcription factors that form transcriptionally inhibitory, DNA binding heterodimers with Jun proteins. In the present study, we demonstrate that BATF is phosphorylated in vivo on multiple serine and threonine residues and at least one tyrosine residue.(More)
Experimental testing of growth, metastatic progression and drug responsiveness of human breast cancer in vivo is performed in immunodeficient mice. Drug candidates need to show promise against human breast cancer in mice before being allowed into clinical trials. Breast cancer growth is under endocrine control by ovarian steroids and the pituitary peptide(More)
Cyclin D1 is a key mediator of cell cycle progression that is aberrantly regulated in multiple cancers, especially in breast cancers. A number of studies have indicated that a polymorphism in a splice donor site in the cyclin D1 gene is associated with alternative splicing and the production of the alternative cyclin D1b transcript. Furthermore, this(More)
Although originating from a human breast cancer, BT-20 cells do not form colonies in soft agar. BT-20 cells do not express insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1), which is known to promote both normal and abnormal growth and to inhibit differentiation. Stable expression of IRS-1 confers to BT-20 cells the ability to form colonies in soft agar. BT-20 cells(More)
Emerging evidence in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer supports the notion that prolactin-Stat5 signaling promotes survival and maintenance of differentiated luminal cells, and loss of nuclear tyrosine phosphorylated Stat5 (Nuc-pYStat5) in clinical breast cancer is associated with increased risk of antiestrogen therapy failure. However, the molecular(More)
The Myc family of transcription factors plays a central role in vertebrate growth and development although relatively few genetic targets of the Myc transcription complex have been identified. In this study, we used mRNA differential display to investigate gene expression changes induced by the overexpression of the MC29 v-Myc oncoprotein in C3H10T1/2 mouse(More)