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The FBXW7/hCDC4 gene encodes a ubiquitin ligase implicated in the control of chromosome stability. Here we identify the mouse Fbxw7 gene as a p53-dependent tumour suppressor gene by using a mammalian genetic screen for p53-dependent genes involved in tumorigenesis. Radiation-induced lymphomas from p53+/- mice, but not those from p53-/- mice, show frequent(More)
Linkage analysis and haplotype mapping in interspecific mouse crosses (Mus musculus × Mus spretus) identified the gene encoding Aurora2 (Stk6 in mouse and STK15 in human) as a candidate skin tumor susceptibility gene. The Stk6 allele inherited from the susceptible M. musculus parent was overexpressed in normal cells and preferentially amplified in tumor(More)
Transcriptional control by beta-catenin and lymphoid enhancer-binding factor 1 (LEF1)/T cell factor regulates proliferation in stem cells and tumorigenesis. Here we provide evidence that transcriptional co repressor homeodomain interacting protein kinase 2 (HIPK2) controls the number of stem and progenitor cells in the skin and the susceptibility to develop(More)
To enhance therapeutic efficacy and reduce adverse effects, practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) prescribe a combination of plant species/minerals, called formulae, based on clinical experience. Nearly 100,000 formulae have been recorded, but the working mechanisms of most remain unknown. In trying to address the possible beneficial effects(More)
There are remarkable disparities among patients of different races with prostate cancer; however, the mechanism underlying this difference remains unclear. Here, we present a comprehensive landscape of the transcriptome profiles of 14 primary prostate cancers and their paired normal counterparts from the Chinese population using RNA-seq, revealing(More)
The enzyme mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) is a major target for therapeutic intervention to treat many human diseases, including cancer, but very little is known about the processes that control levels of mTOR protein. Here, we show that mTOR is targeted for ubiquitination and consequent degradation by binding to the tumor suppressor protein FBXW7.(More)
The transgenic adenocarcinoma of mouse prostate (TRAMP) model is widely used in prostate cancer research because of rapid tumor onset and progression. The transgenic mouse is on a C57BL/6 (B6) background and expresses SV40 T-antigen under the probasin promoter. The strong genetic component of susceptibility to prostate cancer in humans prompted us to(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to elucidate the role of amplification at 8q24 in the pathophysiology of ovarian and breast cancer because increased copy number at this locus is one of the most frequent genomic abnormalities in these cancers. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN To accomplish this, we assessed the association of amplification at 8q24 with outcome in(More)
The ubiquitin ligase CUL4A has been implicated in tumorigenesis, but its contributions to progression and metastasis have not been evaluated. Here, we show that CUL4A is elevated in breast cancer as well as in ovarian, gastric, and colorectal tumors in which its expression level correlates positively with distant metastasis. CUL4A overexpression in normal(More)
OBJECTIVE Emerging evidences implicate long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are deregulated in cancer development. The purpose of the current study is to investigate the role of new lncRNA, named PlncRNA-1, in prostate cancer (CaP) pathogenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this study, real-time q-PCR was used to demonstrate the expression of PlncRNA-1 in 16 pairs(More)