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Repurposing Antibacterial AM404 as a Potential Anticancer Drug for Targeting Colorectal Cancer Stem-Like Cells (2019)
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Ahmed, M., Jinks, N., Babaei-Jadidi, R., Kashfi, H., Castellanos-Uribe, M., May, S. T., …Nateri, A. S. (2019). Repurposing Antibacterial AM404 as a Potential Anticancer Drug for Targeting Colorectal Cancer Stem-Like Cells. Cancers, 12(1), https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers12010106

Tumour-promoting inflammation is involved in colorectal cancer (CRC) development and therapeutic resistance. However, the antibiotics and antibacterial drugs and signalling that regulate the potency of anticancer treatment upon forced differentiation... Read More about Repurposing Antibacterial AM404 as a Potential Anticancer Drug for Targeting Colorectal Cancer Stem-Like Cells.

ATM Regulated PTEN Degradation Is XIAP E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Mediated in p85α Deficient Cancer Cells and Influence Platinum Sensitivity (2019)
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Ali, R., Alabdullah, M., Miligy, I., Normatova, M., Babaei-Jadidi, R., S. Nateri, A., …Madhusudan, S. (2019). ATM Regulated PTEN Degradation Is XIAP E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Mediated in p85α Deficient Cancer Cells and Influence Platinum Sensitivity. Cells, 8(10), https://doi.org/10.3390/cells8101271

Ataxia-telegiectasia mutated (ATM), phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN), and p85α are key tumour suppressors. Whether ATM regulates PTEN expression and influence platinum sensitivity is unknown. We generated ATM knockdowns (KD) and CRISPR knock out... Read More about ATM Regulated PTEN Degradation Is XIAP E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Mediated in p85α Deficient Cancer Cells and Influence Platinum Sensitivity.

Increased FLYWCH1 Expression is Negatively Correlated with Wnt/β-catenin Target Gene Expression in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells (2019)
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Almars, A., Chondrou, P. S., Onyido, E. K., Almozyan, S., Seedhouse, C., Babaei-Jadidi, R., & Nateri, A. S. (2019). Increased FLYWCH1 Expression is Negatively Correlated with Wnt/β-catenin Target Gene Expression in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 20(11), doi:10.3390/ijms20112739

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a heterogeneous clonal malignancy of hematopoietic progenitor cells. The Wnt pathway and its downstream targets are tightly regulated by β-catenin. We recently discovered a new protein, FLYWCH1, which can directly bin... Read More about Increased FLYWCH1 Expression is Negatively Correlated with Wnt/β-catenin Target Gene Expression in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells.

An FBXW7-ZEB2 axis links EMT and tumour microenvironment to promote colorectal cancer stem cells and chemoresistance (2019)
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Li, N., Babaei-Jadidi, R., Lorenzi, F., Spencer-Dene, B., Clarke, P., Domingo, E., …Nateri, A. S. (2019). An FBXW7-ZEB2 axis links EMT and tumour microenvironment to promote colorectal cancer stem cells and chemoresistance. Oncogenesis, 8, doi:10.1038/s41389-019-0125-3

Colorectal cancer (CRC) patients develop recurrence after chemotherapy owing to the survival of stem cell-like cells referred to as cancer stem-like cells (CSCs). The origin of CSCs is linked to the epithelial–mesenchymal transition (EMT) process. Cu... Read More about An FBXW7-ZEB2 axis links EMT and tumour microenvironment to promote colorectal cancer stem cells and chemoresistance.

FLYWCH1, a novel suppressor of nuclear β-catenin, regulates migration and morphology in colorectal cancer (2018)
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Muhammad, B. A., Almozyan, S., Babaei-Jadidi, R., Onyido, E. K., Saadeddin, A., Hossein Kashfi, S., …Nateri, A. S. (2018). FLYWCH1, a novel suppressor of nuclear β-catenin, regulates migration and morphology in colorectal cancer. Molecular Cancer Research, doi:10.1158/1541-7786.mcr-18-0262

Wnt/β-catenin signaling plays a critical role during development of both normal and malignant colorectal cancer tissues. Phosphorylation of β-catenin protein alters its trafficking and function. Such conventional allosteric regulation usually involve... Read More about FLYWCH1, a novel suppressor of nuclear β-catenin, regulates migration and morphology in colorectal cancer.

Morphological alterations of cultured human colorectal matched tumour and healthy organoids (2018)
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Mohammad, S., Kashfi, H., Almozyan, S., Jinks, N., Koo, B., & Nateri, A. S. (2018). Morphological alterations of cultured human colorectal matched tumour and healthy organoids. Oncotarget, 9, https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.24279

Organoids have extensive applications in many fields ranging from modelling human development and disease, personalised medicine, drug screening, etc. Moreover, in the last few years, several studies have evaluated the capacity of organoids as transp... Read More about Morphological alterations of cultured human colorectal matched tumour and healthy organoids.

Concise review: Emerging Drugs Targeting Epithelial Cancer Stem-like Cells (2017)
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Ahmed, M., Chaudhari, K., Babaei‐Jadidi, R., Dekker, L. V., & Shams Nateri, A. (2017). Concise review: Emerging Drugs Targeting Epithelial Cancer Stem-like Cells. STEM CELLS, 35(4), 839-850. doi:10.1002/stem.2579

Increasing evidence suggests that cancer cell populations contain a small proportion of cells that display stem‐like cell properties and which may be responsible for overall tumor maintenance. These cancer stem‐like cells (CSCs) appear to have unique... Read More about Concise review: Emerging Drugs Targeting Epithelial Cancer Stem-like Cells.

Wnt-signalling pathways and microRNAs network in carcinogenesis: experimental and bioinformatics approaches (2016)
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Onyido, E. K., Sweeney, E., & Nateri, A. S. (2016). Wnt-signalling pathways and microRNAs network in carcinogenesis: experimental and bioinformatics approaches. Molecular Cancer, 15(56), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12943-016-0541-3

Over the past few years, microRNAs (miRNAs) have not only emerged as integral regulators of gene expression at the post-transcriptional level but also respond to signalling molecules to affect cell function(s). miRNAs crosstalk with a variety of the... Read More about Wnt-signalling pathways and microRNAs network in carcinogenesis: experimental and bioinformatics approaches.

Spheroid-formation (colonosphere) assay for in vitro assessment and expansion of stem cells in colon cancer (2016)
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Shaheen, S., Ahmed, M., Lorenzi, F., & Nateri, A. S. (2016). Spheroid-formation (colonosphere) assay for in vitro assessment and expansion of stem cells in colon cancer. Stem Cell Reviews and Reports, 12(52), 492–499. doi:10.1007/s12015-016-9664-6

Colorectal cancers (CRCs) form a disorganized hierarchy of heterogeneous cell populations on which current chemotherapy regimens fail to exert their distinctive cytotoxicity. A small sub-population of poorly differentiated cancer stem-like cells (CSC... Read More about Spheroid-formation (colonosphere) assay for in vitro assessment and expansion of stem cells in colon cancer.

Fbxw7-associated drug resistance is reversed by induction of terminal differentiation in murine intestinal organoid culture (2016)
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Lorenzi, F., Babaei-Jadidi, R., Sheard, J., Spencer-Dene, B., & Nateri, A. S. (2016). Fbxw7-associated drug resistance is reversed by induction of terminal differentiation in murine intestinal organoid culture. Molecular Therapy - Methods and Clinical Development, 3, doi:10.1038/mtm.2016.24

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the top three cancer-related causes of death worldwide. FBXW7 is a known tumor-suppressor gene, commonly mutated in CRC and in a variety of other epithelial tumors. Low expression of FBXW7 is also associated with poo... Read More about Fbxw7-associated drug resistance is reversed by induction of terminal differentiation in murine intestinal organoid culture.

FBXW7-mutated colorectal cancer cells exhibit aberrant expression of phosphorylated-p53 at Serine-15 (2015)
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Li, N., Lorenzi, F., Kalakouti, E., Normatova, M., Babaei-Jadidi, R., Tomlinson, I., & Nateri, A. S. (2015). FBXW7-mutated colorectal cancer cells exhibit aberrant expression of phosphorylated-p53 at Serine-15. Oncotarget, 6(11), 9240-9256

FBXW7 mutations occur in a variety of human cancers including colorectal cancer (CRC). Elucidating its mechanism of action has become crucial for cancer therapy; however, it is also complicated by the fact that FBXW7 can influence many pathways due t... Read More about FBXW7-mutated colorectal cancer cells exhibit aberrant expression of phosphorylated-p53 at Serine-15.

STAT3 paradoxically stimulates β‐catenin expression but inhibits β‐catenin function (2014)
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Ibrahem, S., Al‐Ghamdi, S., Baloch, K., Muhammad, B., Fadhil, W., Jackson, D., …Ilyas, M. (2014). STAT3 paradoxically stimulates β‐catenin expression but inhibits β‐catenin function. International Journal of Experimental Pathology, 95(6), 392-400. doi:10.1111/iep.12102

Wnt signalling and the signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) are oncogenic signalling pathways which are deregulated in colorectal cancer (CRC). Here we investigated the interaction of these two pathways. Firstly, we investigated... Read More about STAT3 paradoxically stimulates β‐catenin expression but inhibits β‐catenin function.

The streptavidin/biotinylated DNA/protein bound complex protocol for determining the association of c-JUN protein with NANOG promoter (2007)
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SHAMS-NATERI, A., & BABAEI-JADIDI, R. (2013). The streptavidin/biotinylated DNA/protein bound complex protocol for determining the association of c-JUN protein with NANOG promoter. Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology, 25(UNIT 1B.10), 1-13

Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) is a widely used and pre-eminent technique for detecting the association of an individual protein or a particular protein complex with its specific DNA sequence(s) in vivo. Herein we introduce a novel and simple b... Read More about The streptavidin/biotinylated DNA/protein bound complex protocol for determining the association of c-JUN protein with NANOG promoter.