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Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs) are aggressive and lack targeted therapies. Understanding how nutrients are used in TNBCs may provide new targets for therapeutic intervention. We demonstrate that the transcription factor c-Myc drives glucose metabolism in TNBC cells but does so by a previously unappreciated mechanism that involves direct repression(More)
Growth factor signaling drives increased glucose uptake and glycolysis-the Warburg effect-that supports macromolecular synthesis necessary for cell growth and proliferation. Thioredoxin interacting protein (TXNIP), a direct and glucose-induced transcriptional target of MondoA, is a potent negative regulator of glucose uptake and utilization. Thus, TXNIP may(More)
The RelA (p65) NF-kappaB (nuclear factor kappaB) subunit contains an extremely active C-terminal transcriptional activation domain, required for its cellular function. In the present article, we review our knowledge of this domain, its modifications and its known interacting proteins. Moreover, we discuss how analysis of its evolutionary conservation(More)
Phosphorylation of the RelA (p65) NF-kappaB (nuclear factor kappaB) subunit has been previously shown to modulate its ability to induce or repress transcription. In the present study we have investigated the consequences of Thr435 phosphorylation within the C-terminal transactivation domain of RelA. We confirm that Thr435 is phosphorylated in cells and is(More)
Cell growth and division require the biosynthesis of macromolecule components and cofactors (e.g., nucleotides, lipids, amino acids, and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate [NADPH]). Normally, macromolecular biosynthesis is under tight regulatory control, yet these anabolic pathways are often dysregulated in cancer. The resulting metabolic(More)
A method has been developed for preparation of purified desmin from mature mammalian (porcine) skeletal muscle. A crude desmin-containing fraction was prepared by modification of procedures used for isolation of smooth-muscle intermediate-filament protein [Small & Sobieszek (1977) J. Cell Sci. 23, 243-268]. The desmin was extracted in 1 M-acetic acid/20(More)
While many common chemotherapeutic drugs and other inducers of DNA-damage result in both NF-κB nuclear translocation and DNA-binding, we have previously observed that, depending on the precise stimulus, there is great diversity of the function of NF-κB. In particular, we found that treatment of U-2 OS osteosarcoma cells with the anthracycine daunorubicin or(More)
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