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We find that prothymosin alpha (PTalpha) selectively enhances transcriptional activation by the estrogen receptor (ER) but not transcriptional activity of other nuclear hormone receptors. This selectivity for ER is explained by PTalpha interaction not with ER, but with a 37-kDa protein denoted REA, for repressor of estrogen receptor activity, a protein that(More)
LGR7 and LGR8 are G protein-coupled receptors that belong to the leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein coupled receptor (LGR) family, including the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), LH and FSH receptors. LGR7 and LGR8 stimulate cAMP production upon binding of the cognate ligands, relaxin and insulin-like peptide 3 (INSL3), respectively. We cloned(More)
Graphite web is a novel web tool for pathway analyses and network visualization for gene expression data of both microarray and RNA-seq experiments. Several pathway analyses have been proposed either in the univariate or in the global and multivariate context to tackle the complexity and the interpretation of expression results. These methods can be further(More)
The effectiveness of estrogens in stimulating gene transcription mediated by the estrogen receptor (ER) appears to depend on ER interactions with coactivator proteins. These coactivators bind to ER when it is liganded with an estrogen agonist, but not when it is liganded with an estrogen antagonist. Because estrogen agonists are known to induce a(More)
Gene set analysis using biological pathways has become a widely used statistical approach for gene expression analysis. A biological pathway can be represented through a graph where genes and their interactions are, respectively, nodes and edges of the graph. From a biological point of view only some portions of a pathway are expected to be altered;(More)
Estrogens exert profound effects on the physiology of diverse target cells and these effects appear to be mediated by two estrogen receptor (ER) subtypes, ERalpha and ERbeta. We have investigated how ER ligands, ranging from pure agonists to antagonists, interact with ERalpha and ERbeta, and regulate their transcriptional activity on different genes.(More)
Currently, the method most used for gene detection calls on Affy-metrix oligonucleotide arrays is provided as part of the MAS5.0 software. The MAS method uses Wilcoxon statistics for determining presence-absence (MAS-P/A) calls. It is known that MAS-P/A is limited by its need to use both perfect match (PM) and mismatch (MM) probe data in order to call a(More)
Estrogen receptor beta (ERbeta) plays a protective role against uncontrolled cell proliferation. ERbeta is lost during prostate cancer (CaP) progression suggesting its direct involvement in contrasting tumor proliferation in this disease; however, the molecular mechanism at the basis of this effect has not been clearly defined yet. Possible molecular(More)
We have identified a novel DEAD box RNA helicase (97 kDa, DP97) from a breast cancer cDNA library that interacts in a hormone-dependent manner with nuclear receptors and represses their transcriptional activity. DP97 has RNA-dependent ATPase activity, and mapping studies localize the interacting regions of DP97 and nuclear receptors to the C-terminal region(More)
PURPOSE Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is one of the most lethal gynecologic diseases, with survival rate virtually unchanged for the past 30 years. EOC comprises different histotypes with molecular and clinical heterogeneity, but up till now the present gold standard platinum-based treatment has been conducted without any patient stratification. The aim(More)