Renata Binato

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Polycomb proteins form multiprotein complexes that repress target genes by chromatin remodeling. In this work, we report that the SUZ12 polycomb gene is over-expressed in bone marrow samples of patients at the blastic phase of chronic myeloid leukemia. We also found a direct interaction between polycomb group genes and the WNT signaling pathway in chronic(More)
The Msx1 gene in mice has been proven to be induced by BMP (bone morphogenetic protein) proteins, and three binding sites for SMAD, an intracellular BMP signalling transducer, have already been identified in its promoter. Gel shift analyses were performed and they demonstrated that the consensus found very near the transcription start site, a region(More)
Ex vivo expansion and manipulation of human mesenchymal stem cells are important approaches to immunoregulatory and regenerative cell therapies. Although these cells show great potential for use, issues relating to their overall nature emerge as problems in the field. The need for extensive cell quantity amplification in vitro to obtain sufficient cell(More)
The advanced phases of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) are known to be more resistant to therapy. This resistance has been associated with the overexpression of ABCB1, which gives rise to the multidrug resistance (MDR) phenomenon. MDR is characterized by resistance to nonrelated drugs, and P-glycoprotein (encoded by ABCB1) has been implicated as the major(More)
To better characterize the cellular pathways involved in breast cancer molecular subtypes, we performed a proteomic study using a label-free LC-MS strategy for determining the proteomic profile of Luminal A, Luminal-HER2, HER2-positive, and triple-negative (TN) breast tumors compared with healthy mammary tissue. This comparison aimed to identify the(More)
The chimeric protein BCR-ABL, a constitutively active protein-tyrosine kinase, triggers downstream signalling proteins, such as STAT3, ultimately resulting in the survival of myeloid progenitors in BCR-ABL-positive leukemias. Here, we evaluated the effect of LLL-3, an inhibitor of STAT3 activity, on cell viability and its addictive effects with Imatinib(More)
The Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome, which occurs as a result of a translocation between chromosomes 9 and 22, generates a BCR-ABL fusion oncogene in leukaemia cells. The BCR-ABL fusion protein has constitutive tyrosine kinase activity. The development of imatinib mesylate (STI571, Gleevec®), a potent and selective BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitor, represents(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS Bone marrow (BM) stromal cells, also referred to as mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC), can be expanded ex vivo and are able to differentiate along multiple lineages, including chondrocytes, osteoblasts and adipocytes. MSC are known to secrete a number of cytokines and regulatory molecules implicated in different aspects of hematopoiesis, and(More)
A comparative analysis between sequences of Msx1 promoter gene from human, mouse, and fugu allowed us to identify sequences highly conserved among these animals. One of the regions of great homology is localized between the positions -4622 and -4572, including the region described as distal enhancer. In this region putative transcription factors binding(More)
The forkhead box (Fox) M1 gene belongs to a superfamily of evolutionarily conserved transcriptional regulators that are involved in a wide range of biological processes, and its deregulation has been implicated in cancer survival, proliferation and chemotherapy resistance. However, the role of FoxM1, the signaling involved in its activation and its role in(More)