Sally Boulos El-Sitt

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RhoGTPases are defined as a family of 20 small G proteins playing important roles in almost every cellular process. RhoGTPases are guanine nucleotide-binding proteins existing in two forms: the active form which is GTP bound and the inactive one that being GDP bound. RhoGTPase-activating proteins known as RhoGAPs constitute one of the major classes of(More)
We show that HTLV-1 negative leukemia cells are more sensitive to TQ due to higher levels of drug-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS). PreG1 population in HTLV-1 negative Jurkat and CEM was higher than HTLV-1 transformed HuT-102 and MT-2 cells. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were more resistant. Hoechst staining indicated more features of apoptosis,(More)
Astrocytomas are tumors occurring in young adulthood. Astrocytic tumors can be classified into four grades according to histologic features: grades I, II, III and grade IV. Malignant tumors, those of grades III and IV, are characterized by uncontrolled proliferation, which is known to be regulated by the family of(More)
Malignant astrocytomas are highly invasive into adjacent and distant regions of the normal brain. Rho GTPases are small monomeric G proteins that play important roles in cytoskeleton rearrangement, cell motility, and tumor invasion. In the present study, we show that the knock down of StarD13, a GTPase activating protein (GAP) for RhoA and Cdc42, inhibits(More)
Although tumor hypoxia poses challenges against conventional cancer treatments, it provides a therapeutic target for hypoxia-activated drugs. Here, we studied the effect of the hypoxia-activated synthetic quinoxaline di-N-oxide DCQ against breast cancer metastasis and identified the underlying mechanisms. The human breast cancer cell lines MCF-7 (p53(More)
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Elucidation of underlying biology and molecular pathways is necessary for improving therapeutic options and clinical outcomes. CLN3 protein (CLN3p), deficient in neurodegenerative CLN3 disease is anti-apoptotic, and defects in the CLN3 gene cause accelerated apoptosis of neurons in CLN3 disease and(More)
Breast cancer is commonest cancer in women worldwide. Elucidation of underlying biology and molecular pathways is necessary for improving therapeutic options and clinical outcomes. Molecular alterations in breast cancer are complex and involve cross-talk between multiple signaling pathways. The aim of this study is to extract a unique mRNA fingerprint of(More)
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