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inhibitors of bmi1 and p16 in glioma

M K Sibin, Dhananjaya I Bhat, K V L Narasingarao, Ch Lavanya, G K Chetan
Human high-grade glioma is heterogeneous in nature based on pathological and genetic profiling. Various tumour suppressor gene alterations are considered as prognostic markers in high-grade glioma. Gene expression of CDKN2A (p16) is used in various cancers as a prognostic biomarker along with methylation and deletion status of this gene. Expression levels of p16 mRNA were not studied as a biomarker in gliomas before. In this study, we have performed mRNA quantification analysis on 48 high-grade glioma tissues and checked for a possible prognostic role...
September 2015: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Sophia W M Bruggeman, Danielle Hulsman, Maarten van Lohuizen
BACKGROUND: Neural cells deficient for Polycomb group (PcG) protein Bmi1 are impaired in the formation and differentiation of high grade glioma, an incurable cancer of the brain. It was shown that mechanisms involved in cell adhesion and migration were specifically affected in these tumors. METHODS: Using biochemical and cell biological approaches, we investigated the adhesive capacities of Bmi1;Ink4a/Arf deficient primary neural stem cells (NSCs). RESULTS: Bmi1;Ink4a/Arf deficient NSCs have altered expression of Collagen-related genes, secrete increased amounts of extracellular matrix, and exhibit enhanced cell-matrix binding through the Beta-1 Integrin receptor...
May 2009: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Sophia W M Bruggeman, Danielle Hulsman, Ellen Tanger, Tessa Buckle, Marleen Blom, John Zevenhoven, Olaf van Tellingen, Maarten van Lohuizen
The Polycomb group and oncogene Bmi1 is required for the proliferation of various differentiated cells and for the self-renewal of stem cells and leukemic cancer stem cells. Repression of the Ink4a/Arf locus is a well described mechanism through which Bmi1 can exert its proliferative effects. However, we now demonstrate in an orthotopic transplantation model for glioma, a type of cancer harboring cancer stem cells, that Bmi1 is also required for tumor development in an Ink4a/Arf-independent manner. Tumors derived from Bmi1;Ink4a/Arf doubly deficient astrocytes or neural stem cells have a later time of onset and different histological grading...
October 2007: Cancer Cell
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