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Serdemetan Antagonizes The Mdm2-Hif1Α Axis Leading To Decreased Levels Of Glycolytic Enzymes, Jason Alexander Lehman, Paula M. Hauck, Jaimie M. Gendron, Christopher N. Batuello, Jacob A. Eitel, Allan Albig, Madhavi P. Kadakia, Lindsey D. Mayo Sep 2013

Serdemetan Antagonizes The Mdm2-Hif1Α Axis Leading To Decreased Levels Of Glycolytic Enzymes, Jason Alexander Lehman, Paula M. Hauck, Jaimie M. Gendron, Christopher N. Batuello, Jacob A. Eitel, Allan Albig, Madhavi P. Kadakia, Lindsey D. Mayo

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Faculty Publications

Serdemetan (JNJ-26854165), an antagonist to Mdm2, was anticipated to promote the activation of p53. While regulation of p53 by Mdm2 is important, Mdm2 also regulates numerous proteins involved in diverse cellular functions. We investigated if Serdemetan would alter the Mdm2-HIF1α axis and affect cell survival in human glioblastoma cells independently of p53. Treatment of cells with Serdemetan under hypoxia resulted in a decrease in HIF1α levels. HIF1α downstream targets, VEGF and the glycolytic enzymes (enolase, phosphoglycerate kinase1/2, and glucose transporter 1), were all decreased in response to Serdemetan. The involvement of Mdm2 in regulating gene expression of glycolytic enzymes ...


Sarcoptes Scabiei Mites Modulate Gene Expression In Human Skin Equivalents, Marjorie S. Morgan, Larry G. Arlian, Michael P. Markey Aug 2013

Sarcoptes Scabiei Mites Modulate Gene Expression In Human Skin Equivalents, Marjorie S. Morgan, Larry G. Arlian, Michael P. Markey

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Faculty Publications

The ectoparasitic mite, Sarcoptes scabiei that burrows in the epidermis of mammalian skin has a long co-evolution with its hosts. Phenotypic studies show that the mites have the ability to modulate cytokine secretion and expression of cell adhesion molecules in cells of the skin and other cells of the innate and adaptive immune systems that may assist the mites to survive in the skin. The purpose of this study was to identify genes in keratinocytes and fibroblasts in human skin equivalents (HSEs) that changed expression in response to the burrowing of live scabies mites. Overall, of the more than 25 ...


Histone Deacetylation As A Mechanism Of Ypel3 Down-Regulation In Er-A Positive Breast Cancer Cell Lines, Remah Ali Jan 2013

Histone Deacetylation As A Mechanism Of Ypel3 Down-Regulation In Er-A Positive Breast Cancer Cell Lines, Remah Ali

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YPEL3 is a growth inhibitory gene that was established by our laboratory to trigger senescence in both primary and tumor cells. We recently reported YPEL3 to be directly repressed by estrogen in estrogen receptor-a positive (ER-a +ve) breast cancer cell lines. Here, we set out to determine whether the repression of YPEL3 involves histone deacetylation and, if so, elucidate the molecular mechanism of this activity. MCF-7, T-47D, and ZR-75.1 (all ER-a +ve) breast cancer cell lines were treated with varying doses of the global histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACIs), trichostatin A (TSA) or suberoyl anilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA), for 24 ...


Fabrication Of Responsive Polymer Brushes For Patterned Cell Growth And Detachment, Ashley B. Sutherland Jan 2013

Fabrication Of Responsive Polymer Brushes For Patterned Cell Growth And Detachment, Ashley B. Sutherland

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Patterned polymer brushes are used in biological applications to enhance cell function and to achieve selective cell growth. These patterned surfaces have a variety of applications, including cell sheet harvesting and tissue engineering. This work describes creation of chemical, topological, and responsive patterns on glass by sequential surface-initiated polymerization of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-co-(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (pNIPAM-co-HEMA) and subsequent use of UV lithography to pattern the surface with pNIPAM. The cell adhesion peptide, RGD, is then immobilized on the surface of the copolymer pHEMA via DSC-coupling to spatially enhance cell adhesion properties. By culturing cells at 37 degrees celsius, cells selectively ...