Victoria Harding

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BACKGROUND & AIMS There has not been a broad analysis of the combined effects of altered activities of microRNAs (miRNAs) in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cells, and it is unclear how these might affect tumor progression or patient outcomes. METHODS We combined data from miRNA and messenger RNA (mRNA) expression profiles and bioinformatic(More)
BACKGROUND The growth arrest-specific transcript 5 gene (GAS5) encodes a long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) and hosts a number of small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs) that have recently been implicated in multiple cellular processes and cancer. Here, we investigate the relationship between DNA damage, p53, and the GAS5 snoRNAs to gain further insight into the potential(More)
The traditional view is that treatments within oncology largely consist of chemotherapy, which aims to maximise damage to the rapidly dividing cancer cells but often at the expense of normal cells and overall quality of life for the patient. The development of anticancer drugs has changed from the serendipitous discoveries of the past, to today's purposeful(More)
Sphingosine kinase 1 (SK1) plays an important role in estrogen-dependent breast tumorigenesis, but its regulation is poorly understood. A subset of microRNAs (miRNA, miR) is regulated by estrogen and contributes to cellular proliferation and cancer progression. Here, we describe that miR-515-5p is transcriptionally repressed by estrogen receptor α (ERα) and(More)
Proteins destined for translocation across the prokaryotic cytoplasmic membrane are synthesized as precursors carrying transient N-terminal extensions known as signal sequences. They facilitate initial engagement of precursor proteins with the sec-dependent translocase to initiate active threading of the polypeptide across the membrane. The translocated(More)
p53 is one of the most frequently mutated tumor suppressors. It regulates protein-coding genes and noncoding RNAs involved in many cellular processes, functioning predominantly at the transcriptional level but also through nontranscriptional processes. miRNAs have recently been identified as key mediators of the p53 stress-response pathway. p53 regulates(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with advanced, metastatic sarcoma have a poor prognosis, and the overall benefit from the few standard-of-care therapeutics available is small. The rarity of this tumor, combined with the wide range of subtypes, leads to difficulties in conducting clinical trials. The authors previously reported the outcome of patients with a variety of(More)
BACKGROUND DNA damage transactivates tumour protein p53 (TP53)-regulated surveillance, crucial in suppressing tumorigenesis. TP53 mediates this process directly by transcriptionally modulating gene and microRNA (miRNA) expression and indirectly by regulating miRNA biogenesis. However, the role of TP53 in regulating miRNA-AGO2 loading and global changes in(More)
BACKGROUND Paracentesis for malignant ascites is usually performed as an in-patient procedure, with a median length of stay (LoS) of 3-5 days, with intermittent clamping of the drain due to a perceived risk of hypotension. In this study, we assessed the safety of free drainage and the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of daycase paracentesis. METHOD(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the indications, efficacy and follow-up for gestational trophoblastic tumor (GTT) patients treated for uterine arteriovenous vascular malformations (AVMs) and bleeding vaginal metastases with modern polyvinyl alcohol particle (PVA)-based radiological embolization. STUDY DESIGN GTT patients undergoing embolization were identified from(More)