Yuexing Zhang

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Plant organ size shows remarkable uniformity within species indicating strong endogenous control. We have identified a plant growth regulatory gene, functionally and structurally homologous to human EBP1. Plant EBP1 levels are tightly regulated; gene expression is highest in developing organs and correlates with genes involved in ribosome biogenesis and(More)
Ebp1, an ErbB3 binding protein that is a member of the proliferation-associated PA2G4 family, inhibits the proliferation and induces the differentiation of human ErbB positive breast and prostate cancer cell lines. Ebp1 binds the tumor suppressor retinoblastoma protein (Rb) both in vivo and in vitro, and Rb and Ebp1 cooperate to inhibit the transcription of(More)
The ErbB2/3 heterodimer plays a critical role in breast cancer genesis and progression. EBP1, an ErbB3 binding protein, inhibits breast cancer growth but its effects on ErbB3 ligand mediated signal transduction or ErbB receptors is not known. We report here that ectopic expression of EBP1 in MCF-7 and AU565 breast cancer cell lines inhibited HRG-induced(More)
Ectopic expression of ebp1, a member of the PA2G4 family, inhibits the proliferation and induces the differentiation of human breast and prostate cancer cell lines. Ebp1 inhibits transcription of E2F1 and androgen receptor regulated genes such as prostate specific antigen (PSA) through its interactions with histone deacetylases (HDACs). To further(More)
Down-regulation of the androgen receptor (AR) is being evaluated as an effective therapy for the advanced stages of prostate cancer. We report that Ebp1, a protein identified by its interactions with the ErbB3 receptor, down-regulates expression of AR and AR-regulated genes in the LNCaP prostate cancer cell line. Using microarray analysis, we identified six(More)
Dysregulation of the developmental gene anterior gradient protein 2 (AGR2) has been associated with a metastatic phenotype, but its mechanism of action and control in prostate cancers is unknown. In this study, we show that overexpression of AGR2 promotes the motility and invasiveness of nonmetastatic LNCaP tumor cells, whereas silencing of AGR2 in the(More)
Members of the ErbB family of receptors have been implicated in regulation of androgen receptor (AR) activity. Ebp1, an ErbB-3 binding protein recently cloned in our laboratory, possesses an LXXLL motif important in mediating interactions with nuclear hormone receptors. Therefore, we sought to determine if Ebp1 could bind AR and influence AR transcriptional(More)
The ErbB3 binding protein-1 (Ebp1) belongs to a family of DNA/RNA binding proteins implicated in cell growth, apoptosis and differentiation. However, the physiological role of Ebp1 in the whole organism is not known. Therefore, we generated Ebp1-deficient mice carrying a gene trap insertion in intron 2 of the Ebp1 (pa2g4) gene. Ebp1-/- mice were on average(More)
Aberrant activation of the androgen receptor (AR) by the ErbB2/ErbB3 heterodimer contributes to the development of hormone resistance in prostate cancer. EBP1, an ErbB3-binding protein, acts as an AR corepressor. As EBP1 is decreased in preclinical models of hormone-refractory prostate cancer, we studied the expression of EBP1 in human prostate cancer. We(More)
Ebp1 is an ErbB3 binding phosphoprotein with pleiotropic effects. Overexpression of Ebp1 represses transcription of E2F1 responsive cell cycle regulated genes and inhibits cell growth. However, the effect of phosphorylation on Ebp1-mediated transcriptional repression and cell growth inhibition is currently unknown. In this study, we show that serine 363(More)