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    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Tumor suppression in basal keratinocytes via dual non-cell-autonomous functions of a Na,K-ATPase beta subunit

    Julia Hatzold et al.
    A Na,K-ATPase beta subunit can suppress basal cell carcinogenesis either via its osmoregulatory function to avoid hypotonic stress, or by promoting epithelial polarity and adhesiveness of basal keratinocytes from the overlying outer layer.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Cancer Biology

    Transglutaminase 2 contributes to a TP53-induced autophagy program to prevent oncogenic transformation

    Shi Yun Yeo et al.
    Loss-of-function screening identified transglutaminase 2 (TGM2) as a putative tumor suppressor in the TP53 pathway and revealed that TGM2-mediated autophagy and CDKN1A-mediated cell cycle arrest are two critical barriers that prevent oncogenic transformation.
    1. Cancer Biology

    TINF2 is a haploinsufficient tumor suppressor that limits telomere length

    Isabelle Schmutz et al.
    Mutations in TIN2, a component of shelterin that keeps telomere length in check, lead to cancer-predisposition by disabling the telomere tumor suppressor pathway.
    1. Cancer Biology

    A polymorphism in the tumor suppressor p53 affects aging and longevity in mouse models

    Yuhan Zhao et al.
    A mouse model reveals that a p53 SNP impacts longevity via modulating the balance of cancer risk and the self-renewal function of stem/progenitor cells, which supports a role of p53 in regulation of longevity.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Activation of Discs large by aPKC aligns the mitotic spindle to the polarity axis during asymmetric cell division

    Ognjen Golub et al.
    The Par complex controls spindle orientation during asymmetric cell division by phosphorylating the tumor suppressor Discs large, overcoming its autoinhibited state, and allowing it to bind the microtubule-binding protein GukHolder.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Cancer Biology

    Tumor suppressive role of sestrin2 during colitis and colon carcinogenesis

    Seung-Hyun Ro et al.
    Sestrin2 loss could be a universal mechanism of human colon carcinogenesis that allows for barrier dysfunction, mTORC1 hyperactivation, unrestricted tumor growth and chemoresistance.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Replication Study: Coding-independent regulation of the tumor suppressor PTEN by competing endogenous mRNAs

    Hongyan Wang et al.
    Editors' Summary: This Replication Study did not reproduce those experiments in the original paper that it attempted to reproduce.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    The tumor suppressor PTPRK promotes ZNRF3 internalization and is required for Wnt inhibition in the Spemann organizer

    Ling-Shih Chang et al.
    Two cancer related proteins, tyrosine phosphatase PTPRK and ubiquitin ligase ZNRF3, interact to downregulate Wnt receptors, thereby regulating Spemann organizer function during Xenopus development.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Precise let-7 expression levels balance organ regeneration against tumor suppression

    Linwei Wu et al.
    Mouse genetic studies reveal that let-7 performs potent tumor suppressive roles, but at the expense of regeneration and tissue homeostasis in the liver, findings with unanticipated therapeutic implications.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Defective apoptotic cell contractility provokes sterile inflammation, leading to liver damage and tumour suppression

    Linda Julian et al.
    In the absence of ROCK1 activation by caspases, apoptotic cells don’t undergo typical morphological changes, leading to sterile inflammation in the liver that increases tissue damage and suppresses tumor formation.