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Inhibition of RNA Polymerase I Transcription Activates Targeted DNA Damage Response and Enhances the Efficacy of PARP Inhibitors in High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer

Elaine Sanij, Katherine Hannan, Shunfei Yan, Jiachen Xuan, Jessica Ahern, Keefe Chan, Jinbae Son, Olga Kondrashova, Elizabeth Lieschke, Matthew Wakefield, Anna Trigos, Daniel Frank, Sarah Ellis, Carleen Cullinane, Jian Kang, Gretchen Poortinga, Purba Nag, Kum Kum Khanna, Linda Mileshkin, Grant McArthur Show all



High-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) accounts for the majority of ovarian cancer and has a dismal prognosis. PARP inhibitors (PARPi) have revolutionized disease management of patients with homologous recombination (HR) DNA repair-deficient HGSOC. However, acquired resistance to PARPi by complex mechanisms including HR restoration and stabilisation of replication forks is a major challenge in the clinic. Here, we demonstrate CX-5461, an inhibitor of RNA polymerase I transcription of ribosomal RNA genes (rDNA), induces replication stress at rDNA leading to activation of DNA damage response and DNA damage involving MRE11-dependent degradation of replication forks. CX-5461 cooperates with PA..

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