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Upstream binding factor up-regulated in hepatocellular carcinoma is related to the survival and cisplatin-sensitivity of cancer cells.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11874979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Upstream binding factor (UBF) is an RNA polymerase I-specific transcription factor. By representational difference analysis, Northern blot, and cDNA array analysis, up-regulation of UBF was detected in 12 of 17 clinical hepatocellular carcinoma samples comparing to the paired normal liver tissues. Introduction of UBF in human lung fibroblast cells that do not express UBF resulted in an accelerated rate of cell growth; on the other hand, antisense oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs) treatment of UBF-expressing hepatoma cell lines reduced the level of UBF protein, suppressed the colony formation capacity of these cells on soft agarose, and finally caused cell death. Annexin V binding analysis suggested that anti-UBF ODN-caused cell death might involve weak apoptosis, however, DNA laddering and cleavage of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase were not observed in these ODN-treated cells. Expression profiling of the anti-UBF ODN-treated cells using a human cDNA array revealed that the expression of 30 genes was altered in response to the inhibition of UBF expression. Notably, UBF expression could increase the cell sensitivity to the chemotherapeutic reagent cis-diaminedichloroplatinum (II). We proposed that UBF is fundamental to the survival of cells expressing the gene, and is potential as a target for screening anti-cancer drugs and an indicator in selecting chemotherapeutic reagents.
Ruimin Huang; Tangming Wu; Liang Xu; Aihua Liu; Yuan Ji; Gengxi Hu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1530-6860     ISO Abbreviation:  FASEB J.     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-04     Completed Date:  2002-03-19     Revised Date:  2012-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804484     Medline TA:  FASEB J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-301     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Second Junior Group of Max-Planck Guest Lab, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 200031 Shanghai, China.
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Agents / pharmacology*
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / drug therapy,  genetics,  metabolism*
Cell Death
Cell Division
Cell Survival
Cisplatin / pharmacology*
DNA-Binding Proteins / biosynthesis,  genetics,  physiology*
Drug Delivery Systems
Liver Neoplasms / drug therapy,  genetics,  metabolism*
Oligodeoxyribonucleotides, Antisense / pharmacology
Pol1 Transcription Initiation Complex Proteins*
RNA, Neoplasm / biosynthesis
Transcription Factors / biosynthesis,  genetics,  physiology*
Tumor Cells, Cultured
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents; 0/DNA-Binding Proteins; 0/Oligodeoxyribonucleotides, Antisense; 0/Pol1 Transcription Initiation Complex Proteins; 0/RNA, Neoplasm; 0/Transcription Factors; 0/transcription factor UBF; 15663-27-1/Cisplatin

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