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GSK3β-SCFFBXW7α mediated phosphorylation and ubiquitination of IRF1 are required for its transcription-dependent turnover (2019)
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Garvin, A. J., Khalaf, A. H., Rettino, A., Xicluna, J., Butler, L., Morris, J. R., …Clarke, N. M. (2019). GSK3β-SCFFBXW7α mediated phosphorylation and ubiquitination of IRF1 are required for its transcription-dependent turnover. Nucleic Acids Research, 47(9), 4476-4494. doi:10.1093/nar/gkz163

IRF1 (Interferon Regulatory Factor-1) is the prototype of the IRF family of DNA binding transcription factors. IRF1 protein expression is regulated by transient up-regulation in response to external stimuli followed by rapid degradation via the ubiqu... Read More about GSK3β-SCFFBXW7α mediated phosphorylation and ubiquitination of IRF1 are required for its transcription-dependent turnover.

Lipophilic activated ester prodrug approach for drug delivery to the intestinal lymphatic system (2018)
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Lee, J. B., Zgair, A., Malec, J., Kim, T. H., Kim, M. G., Ali, J., …Gershkovich, P. (2018). Lipophilic activated ester prodrug approach for drug delivery to the intestinal lymphatic system. Journal of Controlled Release, 286, (10-19). doi:10.1016/j.jconrel.2018.07.022. ISSN 0168-3659

The intestinal lymphatic system plays an important role in the pathophysiology of multiple diseases including lymphomas, cancer metastasis, autoimmune diseases, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It is thus an important compartment for... Read More about Lipophilic activated ester prodrug approach for drug delivery to the intestinal lymphatic system.

A fellowship of Ring1 maintains AML stem cells (2018)
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Heery, D. M. (2018). A fellowship of Ring1 maintains AML stem cells. Blood, 131(16), doi:10.1182/blood-2018-02-832121

Polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1) and PRC2 are transcriptional repressors that function as key regulators of the self-renewal and differentiation (cell lineage specification) pathways in stem cells. In this issue of Blood, Shima et al1 report that... Read More about A fellowship of Ring1 maintains AML stem cells.

H-IPSE is a pathogen-secreted host nucleus-infiltrating protein (Infiltrin) expressed exclusively by the Schistosoma haematobium egg stage (2017)
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Pennington, L. F., Alouffi, A., Mbanefo, E. C., Ray, D., Heery, D. M., Jardetzky, T. S., …Falcone, F. H. (2017). H-IPSE is a pathogen-secreted host nucleus-infiltrating protein (Infiltrin) expressed exclusively by the Schistosoma haematobium egg stage. Infection and Immunity, 85(12), https://doi.org/10.1128/iai.00301-17

Urogenital schistosomiasis, caused by the parasitic trematode Schistosoma haematobium, affects over 112 million people worldwide. As with Schistosoma mansoni infections, the pathology of urogenital schistosomiasis is related mainly to the egg stage,... Read More about H-IPSE is a pathogen-secreted host nucleus-infiltrating protein (Infiltrin) expressed exclusively by the Schistosoma haematobium egg stage.

Expression of NAD(P)H quinone dehydrogenase 1 (NQO1) is increased in the endometrium of women with endometrial cancer and women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (2017)
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Atiomo, W., Shafiee, M. N., Chapman, C., Metzler, V. M., Abouzeid, J., Latif, A., …Mongan, N. P. (2017). Expression of NAD(P)H quinone dehydrogenase 1 (NQO1) is increased in the endometrium of women with endometrial cancer and women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Clinical Endocrinology, 87(5), 557-565. https://doi.org/10.1111/cen.13436

OBJECTIVE: Women with a prior history of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have an increased risk of endometrial cancer (EC). AIM: To investigate whether the endometrium of women with PCOS possess gene expression changes similar to those found in EC.... Read More about Expression of NAD(P)H quinone dehydrogenase 1 (NQO1) is increased in the endometrium of women with endometrial cancer and women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Abnormal clock gene expression and locomotor activity rhythms in two month-old female APPSwe/PS1dE9 mice (2017)
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Oyegbami, O., Collins, H. M., Pardon, M., Ebling, F. J., Heery, D. M., & Moran, P. M. (2017). Abnormal clock gene expression and locomotor activity rhythms in two month-old female APPSwe/PS1dE9 mice. Current Alzheimer Research, 14(8), https://doi.org/10.2174/1567205014666170317113159

In addition to cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is also characterized by agitation and disruptions in activity and sleep. These symptoms typically occur in the evening or at night and have been referred to as ‘sundowning’. These symptoms a... Read More about Abnormal clock gene expression and locomotor activity rhythms in two month-old female APPSwe/PS1dE9 mice.

Heterodimers of photoreceptor-specific nuclear receptor (PNR/NR2E3) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPARγ) are disrupted by retinal disease-associated mutations (2017)
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Fulton, J., Mazumder, B., Whitchurch, J., Monteiro, C. J., Collins, H. M., Chan, C. M., …Heery, D. M. (2017). Heterodimers of photoreceptor-specific nuclear receptor (PNR/NR2E3) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPARγ) are disrupted by retinal disease-associated mutations. Cell Death and Disease, 8, doi:10.1038/cddis.2017.98

Photoreceptor-specific nuclear receptor (PNR/NR2E3) and Tailless homolog (TLX/NR2E1) are human orthologs of the NR2E group, a subgroup of phylogenetically related members of the Nuclear Receptor (NR) superfamily of transcription factors. We assessed... Read More about Heterodimers of photoreceptor-specific nuclear receptor (PNR/NR2E3) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPARγ) are disrupted by retinal disease-associated mutations.

Androgen dependent mechanisms of pro-angiogenic networks in placental and tumor development (2017)
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Metzler, V. M., de Brot, S., Robinson, R. S., Jeyapalan, J. N., Rakha, E., Walton, T., …Mongan, N. P. (2017). Androgen dependent mechanisms of pro-angiogenic networks in placental and tumor development. Placenta, 56, 79-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.placenta.2017.02.018

The placenta and tumors share important characteristics, including a requirement to establish effective angiogenesis. In the case of the placenta, optimal angiogenesis is required to sustain the blood flow required to maintain a successful pregnancy,... Read More about Androgen dependent mechanisms of pro-angiogenic networks in placental and tumor development.

Targeted suppression of AR-V7 using PIP5K1α inhibitor overcomes enzalutamide resistance in prostate cancer cells (2016)
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Sarwar, M., Semenas, J., Miftakhova, R., Simoulis, A., Robinson, B., Wingren, A. G., …Persson, J. L. (2016). Targeted suppression of AR-V7 using PIP5K1α inhibitor overcomes enzalutamide resistance in prostate cancer cells. Oncotarget, 7(39), 63065-63081. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.11757

One mechanism of resistance of prostate cancer (PCa) to enzalutamide (MDV3100) treatment is the increased expression of AR variants lacking the ligand binding-domain, the best characterized of which is AR-V7. We have previously reported that Phosphat... Read More about Targeted suppression of AR-V7 using PIP5K1α inhibitor overcomes enzalutamide resistance in prostate cancer cells.

Cyclin A1 and P450 Aromatase Promote Metastatic Homing and Growth of Stem-like Prostate Cancer Cells in the Bone Marrow (2016)
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Miftakhova, R., Hedblom, A., Semenas, J., Robinson, B. D., Simoulis, A., Malm, J., …Persson, J. L. (2016). Cyclin A1 and P450 Aromatase Promote Metastatic Homing and Growth of Stem-like Prostate Cancer Cells in the Bone Marrow. Cancer Research, 76(8), 2453-2464. https://doi.org/10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-15-2340

Bone metastasis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in prostate cancer (PCa). While cancer stem-like cells have been implicated as a cell of origin for PCa metastases, the pathways which enable metastatic development at distal sites remain... Read More about Cyclin A1 and P450 Aromatase Promote Metastatic Homing and Growth of Stem-like Prostate Cancer Cells in the Bone Marrow.

MiR137 is an androgen regulated repressor of an extended network of transcriptional coregulators (2015)
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Gudas, L. J., Nilsson, E. M., Laursen, K. B., Whitchurch, J., McWilliam, A., Ødum, N., …Mongan, N. P. (2015). MiR137 is an androgen regulated repressor of an extended network of transcriptional coregulators. Oncotarget, 6(34), https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.5958

Androgens and the androgen receptor (AR) play crucial roles in male development and the pathogenesis and progression of prostate cancer (PCa). The AR functions as a ligand dependent transcription factor which recruits multiple enzymatically distinct... Read More about MiR137 is an androgen regulated repressor of an extended network of transcriptional coregulators.

Regulation of vascular endothelial growth factor in prostate cancer (2015)
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de Brot, S., Ntekim, A., Cardenas, R., James, V., Allegrucci, C., Heery, D. M., …Mongan, N. P. (2015). Regulation of vascular endothelial growth factor in prostate cancer. Endocrine-Related Cancer, 22(3), doi:10.1530/ERC-15-0123

Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most common malignancy affecting men in the western world. Although radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy can successfully treat PCa in the majority of patients, up to ∼30% will experience local recurrence or metast... Read More about Regulation of vascular endothelial growth factor in prostate cancer.

Potentiation of latent inhibition by haloperidol and clozapine is attenuated in Dopamine D2 receptor (Drd-2) deficient mice: Do antipsychotics influence learning to ignore irrelevant stimuli via both Drd-2 and non-Drd-2 mechanisms? (2014)
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O'Callaghan, M., Bay-Richter, C., O’ Tuathaigh, C. M., Heery, D. M., Waddington, J., & Moran, P. M. (2014). Potentiation of latent inhibition by haloperidol and clozapine is attenuated in Dopamine D2 receptor (Drd-2) deficient mice: Do antipsychotics influence learning to ignore irrelevant stimuli via both Drd-2 and non-Drd-2 mechanisms?. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 28(10), https://doi.org/10.1177/0269881114544774

Whether the dopamine Drd-2 receptor is necessary for the behavioural action of antipsychotic drugs is an important question, as Drd-2 antagonism is responsible for their debilitating motor side effects. Using Drd-2 null mice (Drd2 -/-) it has previou... Read More about Potentiation of latent inhibition by haloperidol and clozapine is attenuated in Dopamine D2 receptor (Drd-2) deficient mice: Do antipsychotics influence learning to ignore irrelevant stimuli via both Drd-2 and non-Drd-2 mechanisms?.

The double PHD finger domain of MOZ/MYST3 induces α-helical structure of the histone H3 tail to facilitate acetylation and methylation sampling and modification (2014)
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Dreveny, I., Deeves, S. E., Fulton, J., Yue, B., Messmer, M., Bhattacharya, A., …Heery, D. M. (2014). The double PHD finger domain of MOZ/MYST3 induces α-helical structure of the histone H3 tail to facilitate acetylation and methylation sampling and modification. Nucleic Acids Research, 42(2), doi:10.1093/nar/gkt931

Histone tail modifications control many nuclear processes by dictating the dynamic exchange of regulatory proteins on chromatin. Here we report novel insights into histone H3 tail structure in complex with the double PHD finger (DPF) of the lysine ac... Read More about The double PHD finger domain of MOZ/MYST3 induces α-helical structure of the histone H3 tail to facilitate acetylation and methylation sampling and modification.

A signature motif mediating selective interactions of BCL11A with the NR2E/F subfamily of orphan nuclear receptors (2013)
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Chan, C. M., Fulton, J., Montiel-Duarte, C., Collins, H. M., Bharti, N., Wadelin, F. R., …Heery, D. M. (2013). A signature motif mediating selective interactions of BCL11A with the NR2E/F subfamily of orphan nuclear receptors. Nucleic Acids Research, 41(21), doi:10.1093/nar/gkt761

Despite their physiological importance, selective interactions between nuclear receptors (NRs) and their cofactors are poorly understood. Here, we describe a novel signature motif (F/YSXXLXXL/Y) in the developmental regulator BCL11A that facilitates... Read More about A signature motif mediating selective interactions of BCL11A with the NR2E/F subfamily of orphan nuclear receptors.