Journal article

Cyclin E facilitates dysplastic hepatocytes to bypass G(1)/S checkpoint in hepatocarcinogenesis

Sharon Pok, Victoria Wen, Nicholas Shackel, Amber Alsop, Pawan Pyakurel, Aude Fahrer, Geoffrey C Farrell, Narci C Teoh

Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology | WILEY | Published : 2013


BACKGROUND AND AIM: By array-comparative genomic hybridization, we demonstrated cyclin E as one of seven genes associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development in Ku70 DNA repair-deficient mice. We therefore explored the hypothesis that during hepatocarcinogenesis, cyclin E kinase can overcome the inhibitory effects of p53 and establish whether abnormal miRNA(mi-R)-34, a co-regulator of cyclin E and p53, can account for their interactions as "drivers" of HCC. METHODS: Dysplastic hepatocytes (DNs) and HCCs were generated from diethylnitrosamine (DEN)-injected C57BL/6 male mice at 3-12 months. RESULTS: Cyclin E/cdk2 was barely expressed in normal liver, but was readily detected in dy..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council's (NHMRC) project grant #418100, NHMRC program grant #358398, and The Canberra Hospital's Private Practice Trust Fund seed grant. The authors are grateful to Professor Philip Board, John Curtin School of Medical Research for his generous gift of GST-pi antibody and Derrick van Rooyen for assistance with CK-18 immunostaining. The authors also wish to thank Professor Elizabeth Musgrove from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research for advice with cyclin E kinase activity assays, Dr Deborah Heydet for her assistance with figures, and Boon Tin Chua for provision of the SoftGenetics' Mutation Surveyor (R) software in collaboration with the Singapore's A-Star Oncogenome project.