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Acute And Chronic Cadmium Exposure Promotes E-Cadherin Degradation In Mcf7 Breast Cancer Cells, Esmeralda Ponce, Maggie Louie, Mary B. Sevigny Sep 2015

Acute And Chronic Cadmium Exposure Promotes E-Cadherin Degradation In Mcf7 Breast Cancer Cells, Esmeralda Ponce, Maggie Louie, Mary B. Sevigny

Maggie Louie

Cadmium is an environmental carcinogen that usually enters the body at minute concentrations through diet or cigarette smoke and bioaccumulates in soft tissues. In past studies, cadmium has been shown to contribute to the development of more aggressive cancer phenotypes including increased cell migration and invasion. This study aims to determine if cadmium exposure-both acute and chronic-contributes to breast cancer progression by interfering with the normal functional relationship between E-cadherin and β-catenin. An MCF7 breast cancer cell line (MCF7-Cd) chronically exposed to 10(-7)  M CdCl2 was previously developed and used as a model system to study chronic exposures, whereas ...


The Role Of Protein Kinases Rog1 And Srf6 In The Wak Stress Response Pathway, Jaepil Eric Yoon May 2015

The Role Of Protein Kinases Rog1 And Srf6 In The Wak Stress Response Pathway, Jaepil Eric Yoon

Jaepil Eric Yoon

The wall-associated kinases (WAKs) are receptor kinases that bind cell wall pectin to activate expansion and stress response pathways in Arabidopsis thaliana. When bound to pectin polymers, WAKs initiate expansion by inducing the expression of vacuolar invertases that increase cellular turgor pressure, which pushes out against the cell wall. WAKs also bind pathogen or wounding induced pectin fragments called oligogalacturonic acids (OGs). When bound to OGs, WAKs induce a stress response, which leads to the activation of MAP kinases, MPK3 and MPK6. Phosphoproteomics and mass spectrometry identified receptor kinase SRF6, cytoplasmic kinase ROG1, and nuclear DNA binding protein REM2 to ...


Synthesis And Evaluation Of The Diarylthiourea Analogs As Novel Anti-Cancer Agents, Shengquan Liu, Maggie C. Louie, Vanishree Rajagopalan, Guangyan Zhou, Esmeralda Ponce, Tran Nguyen, Linda Green Mar 2015

Synthesis And Evaluation Of The Diarylthiourea Analogs As Novel Anti-Cancer Agents, Shengquan Liu, Maggie C. Louie, Vanishree Rajagopalan, Guangyan Zhou, Esmeralda Ponce, Tran Nguyen, Linda Green

Maggie Louie

en p-nitrodiarylthiourea analogs were designed, synthesized and evaluated in breast (MCF-7, T-47D, MDA-MB-453) and prostate (DU-145, PC-3, LNCaP) cancer cell lines for their anticancer activities. The majority of the compounds were able to inhibit the growth of these six cancer cell lines at low micromolar concentrations. Compound 7 was found to be the most potent anticancer agent in this series with GI50 values of 3.16 μM for MCF-7, 2.53 μM for T-47D, 4.77 μM for MDA-MB-453 breast cancer lines and 3.54 μM for LNCaP prostate cancer cell line. These GI50 values were comparable to the parent ...


Reactive Oxygen Species-Mediated Breast Cell Carcinogenesis Enhanced By Multiple Carcinogens And Intervened By Dietary Ergosterol And Mimosine, Lenora Pluchino, Amethyst Liu, Hwa-Chain Wang Dec 2014

Reactive Oxygen Species-Mediated Breast Cell Carcinogenesis Enhanced By Multiple Carcinogens And Intervened By Dietary Ergosterol And Mimosine, Lenora Pluchino, Amethyst Liu, Hwa-Chain Wang

Hwa-Chain Robert Wang

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