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    1. Cancer Biology

    Replication Study: Wnt activity defines colon cancer stem cells and is regulated by the microenvironment

    Anthony Essex et al.
    Editors' Summary: This Replication Study has reproduced important parts of the original paper.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cancer Biology

    The DREAM complex through its subunit Lin37 cooperates with Rb to initiate quiescence

    Christina FS Mages et al.
    Lin37 is essential for cell-cycle gene repression by the DREAM complex in cellular quiescence and a combined loss of Lin37 and Rb prevents cell-cycle exit in response to growth-limiting signals.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    MAF1 represses CDKN1A through a Pol III-dependent mechanism

    Yu-Ling Lee et al.
    Pol II-mediated transcription and chromatin looping of CDKN1A are repressed by MAF1 through the regulation of Pol III activity.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Aurora-A mediated histone H3 phosphorylation of threonine 118 controls condensin I and cohesin occupancy in mitosis

    Candice L Wike et al.
    A histone modification that alters the nucleosome structure occurs in mitosis and promotes chromosome packaging and the timely removal of condensin I and cohesion, to achieve chromosome segregation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Ternatin and improved synthetic variants kill cancer cells by targeting the elongation factor-1A ternary complex

    Jordan D Carelli et al.
    An ancient complex comprising the eukaryotic elongation factor-1A and aminoacylated tRNA is shown to be the target of a cyclic heptapeptide and two unrelated natural products with potent anticancer activity.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Metformin inhibits mitochondrial complex I of cancer cells to reduce tumorigenesis

    William W Wheaton et al.
    The anti-diabetic drug metformin, currently in clinical trials as a potential anti-cancer agent, reduces tumor growth by inhibiting mitochondrial complex I of human cancer cells.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Prosurvival long noncoding RNA PINCR regulates a subset of p53 targets in human colorectal cancer cells by binding to Matrin 3

    Ritu Chaudhary et al.
    Functional and mechanistic analysis of p53-regulated lncRNA PINCR and its interacting RNA-binding protein Matrin 3 uncovers context-dependent regulation of specific p53 target genes during DNA damage.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Inactivation of oncogenic cAMP-specific phosphodiesterase 4D by miR-139-5p in response to p53 activation

    Bo Cao et al.
    The tumor suppressor p53 prevents tumor cell growth by employing a small RNA called miR-139-5p to inhibit the activity of an tumorigenic protein, cAMP-specific phosphodiesterase 4D.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Sam68/KHDRBS1 is critical for colon tumorigenesis by regulating genotoxic stress-induced NF-κB activation

    Kai Fu et al.
    The nuclear protein Sam68 plays a role in the genotoxic stress-initiated "nuclear to cytoplasmic" activation of NF-κB and is involved in the development and survival of colon cancer.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Nerve growth factor receptor negates the tumor suppressor p53 as a feedback regulator

    Xiang Zhou et al.
    The nerve growth factor receptor (NGFR) protein regulates p53 via two negative feedback mechanisms, which are hijacked by cancer cells.