Janet L. Martin

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The type I EGF receptor (EGFR or ErbB1) and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) are highly expressed in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), a particularly aggressive disease that cannot be treated with conventional therapies targeting the estrogen or progesterone receptors (ER and PR), or HER2. We have shown previously in normal breast(More)
The growth regulatory activity of the insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBPs) may be modulated by post-translational modifications such as glycosylation, limited proteolysis and phosphorylation. In this study, we have examined phosphorylation of IGFBP-3 in two breast cancer cell lines: the estrogen receptor negative (ER-ve) Hs578T cell line in(More)
Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) is a key regulatory molecule of the IGF axis and can function in a tissue-specific way as both a tumor suppressor and promoter. Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) has high tumor expression of IGFBP-3 associated with markers of poor prognosis and, although accounting for 15-20% of all breast cancers,(More)
We have examined the regulation of an insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) protease secreted by MCF-7 human breast cancer cells using a ligand-binding assay that relies on the decrease in affinity for des(1-3)IGF-I that occurs when IGFBP-3 becomes proteolyzed. IGFBP-3 protease activity was not altered by treatment of MCF-7 cells with(More)
The complex mechanisms that cells have evolved to meet the challenge of constant exposure to DNA-damaging stimuli, also serve to protect cancer cells from the cytotoxic effects of chemo- and radiotherapy. IGFBPs appear to be involved, directly or indirectly, in some of these protective mechanisms. Activation of p53 is an early response to genotoxic stress,(More)
Chemotherapy drugs that induce apoptosis by causing DNA double-strand breaks, upregulate the tumor suppressor p53. This study investigated the regulation of the growth-regulatory protein insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3), a p53 target, by DNA-damaging agents in breast cancer cells. IGFBP-3 was upregulated 1.4- to 13-fold in response to(More)
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