The KDM3A-KLF2-IRF4 axis maintains myeloma cell survival.
Boston, United States. In Nat Commun, Dec 2015
Importantly, silencing of KDM3A, KLF2 or IRF4 both decreases MM cell adhesion to bone marrow stromal cells and reduces MM cell homing to the bone marrow, in association with decreased ITGB7 expression in MAF-translocated MM cell lines.
Behind the scenes of vitamin D binding protein: More than vitamin D binding.
Gent, Belgium. In Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab, Oct 2015
In this review, we will focus on the analytical aspects of the determination of DBP and discuss in detail the multifunctional capacity [actin scavenging, binding of fatty acids, chemotaxis, binding of endotoxins, influence on T cell response and influence of vitamin D binding protein-macrophage activating factor (DBP-MAF) on bone metabolism and cancer] of this abundant plasma protein.
Loss-of-function variants in ATM confer risk of gastric cancer.
Reykjavík, Iceland. In Nat Genet, Aug 2015
The combination of the loss-of-function variants p.Gln852*, p.Ser644* and p.Tyr103* (combined minor allele frequency (MAF) = 0.3%) also associates with pancreatic and prostate cancers (OR = 3.81 and 2.18, respectively) and gives an indication of risk of breast and colorectal cancers (OR = 1.82 and 1.97, respectively).
Harnessing the Therapeutic Potential of Th17 Cells.
Arbīl, Iraq. In Mediators Inflamm, 2014
For development, Th17 cells require activation of the transcription factors STAT3 and RORγt while RUNX1, c-Maf, and Aiolos are involved in changes of phenotype/functions.
Genome-wide association analyses identify 18 new loci associated with serum urate concentrations.
Freiburg, Germany. In Nat Genet, 2013
By combining data from >140,000 individuals of European ancestry within the Global Urate Genetics Consortium (GUGC), we identified and replicated 28 genome-wide significant loci in association with serum urate concentrations (18 new regions in or near TRIM46, INHBB, SFMBT1, TMEM171, VEGFA, BAZ1B, PRKAG2, STC1, HNF4G, A1CF, ATXN2, UBE2Q2, IGF1R, NFAT5, MAF, HLF, ACVR1B-ACVRL1 and B3GNT4).