Geoffrey P. Shouse

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Protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) has been implicated to exert its tumor suppressive function via a small subset of regulatory subunits. In this study, we reported that the specific B regulatory subunits of PP2A B56gamma1 and B56gamma3 mediate dephosphorylation of p53 at Thr55. Ablation of the B56gamma protein by RNAi, which abolishes the Thr55(More)
Earlier studies have shown both p53-dependent and -independent tumor-suppressive functions of B56gamma-specific protein phosphatase 2A (B56gamma-PP2A). In the absence of p53, B56gamma-PP2A can inhibit cell proliferation and cell transformation by an unknown mechanism. In the presence of p53, on DNA damage, a complex including B56gamma-PP2A and p53 is(More)
Protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) is a family of heterotrimeric protein phosphatases that has a multitude of functions inside the cell, acting through various substrate targets in cell-signaling pathways. Recent evidence suggests that a subset of PP2A holoenzymes function as tumor suppressors and one particular family of B subunits, B56, are implicated in this(More)
Protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) enzyme consists of a heterodimeric core (AC core) comprising a scaffolding subunit (A), a catalytic subunit (C), and a variable regulatory subunit (B). Earlier studies suggest that upon DNA damage, a specific B subunit, B56γ, bridges the PP2A AC core to p53, leading to dephosphorylation of p53 at Thr-55, induction of the p53(More)
UNLABELLED The hetero-trimeric PP2A serine/threonine phosphatases containing the regulatory subunit B56, and in particular B56γ, can function as tumor suppressors. In response to DNA damage, the B56γ subunit complexes with the PP2A AC core (B56γ-PP2A) and binds p53. This event promotes PP2A-mediated dephosphorylation of p53 at Thr55, which induces(More)
Earlier studies have demonstrated a functional link between B56gamma-specific protein phosphatase 2A (B56gamma-PP2A) and p53 tumor suppressor activity. Upon DNA damage, a complex including B56gamma-PP2A and p53 is formed which leads to Thr55 dephosphorylation of p53, induction of the p53 transcriptional target p21, and the inhibition of cell proliferation.(More)
Activation of the Protein Kinase B (PKB), or AKT pathway has been shown to correlate with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) prognosis. B55α-Protein Phosphatase 2A (PP2A) has been shown to dephosphorylate AKT at Thr-308 rendering it inactive. In fact, low expression of the PP2A regulatory subunit B55α was associated with activated phospho-AKT and correlated with(More)
The advent of next-generation sequencing technologies has unveiled a new window into the heterogeneity of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). In particular, recurrent mutations in spliceosome machinery and genome-wide aberrant splicing events have been recognized as a prominent component of this disease. This review will focus on how these factors influence drug(More)
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