Arginine deprivation in cancer therapy.
Miami, United States. In Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care, 2015
RECENT FINDINGS: New developments in this area include understanding of the role of most significantly downregulated gene regulating amino acid metabolism, argininosuccinate synthetase and its expression and therapeutic relevance in different tumors.
Diagnosis and treatment of urea cycle disorder in Japan.
Kumamoto, Japan. In Pediatr Int, 2014
Decreased excretion of nitrogen in the urea cycle due to deficiency of carbamoyl phosphate synthase I (CPSI), ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC), argininosuccinate synthase (ASS), argininosuccinate lyase (ASL), and N-acetyl glutamate synthase (NAGS) causes hyperammonemia.
Novel pathways and molecular targets for the treatment of sarcoma.
Saint Louis, United States. In Curr Oncol Rep, 2013
Recently identified novel druggable targets include the MDM2 amplifications in well-differentiated and dedifferentiated liposarcomas, the new translocation NAB2:STAT6 of solitary fibrous tumors, the angiopoeitin-TIE2 pathway in angiosarcoma, the suppression of Mcl1 in X:18/synovial sarcomas, the mTOR pathway in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors, CDK4 in alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, cMET regulation in alveolar soft parts sarcoma, the metabolic abnormalities in wild-type/SHD GIST, and the lack of argininosuccinate synthetase 1 expression seen in most sarcomas.
Dispersion of argininosuccinate-synthetase-like human genes to multiple autosomes and the X chromosome.
In Cell, 1982
DNA sequences closely homologous to argininosuccinate synthetase are present at ten or more distinct locations in the human genome, including sites on chromosomes 6, 9 and X. Argininosuccinate synthetase thus represents one of the most widely dispersed multigene families described to date, the first instance of a multigene family associated with an enzyme of intermediary metabolism and, perhaps most striking, the first instance of a multigene family with members on both autosomes and sex chromosomes.