Sabrina F Samuel
Arginine methylation: the promise of a ‘silver bullet’ for brain tumours?
Samuel, Sabrina F; Barry, Antonia; Greenman, John; Beltran-Alvarez, Pedro
Professor John Greenman J.Greenman@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Tumour Immunology
Dr Pedro Beltran-Alvarez P.Beltran-Alvarez@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences
Despite intense research efforts, our pharmaceutical repertoire against high-grade brain tumours has not been able to increase patient survival for a decade and life expectancy remains at less than 16 months after diagnosis, on average. Inhibitors of protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) have been developed and investigated over the past 15 years and have now entered oncology clinical trials, including for brain tumours. This review collates recent advances in the understanding of the role of PRMTs and arginine methylation in brain tumours. We provide an up-to-date literature review on the mechanisms for PRMT regulation. These include endogenous modulators such as alternative splicing, miRNA, post-translational modifications and PRMT-protein interactions, and synthetic inhibitors. We discuss the relevance of PRMTs in brain tumours with a particular focus on PRMT1,-2,-5 and-8. Finally, we include a future perspective where we discuss possible routes for further research on arginine methylation and on the use of PRMT inhibitors in the context of brain tumours.
Samuel, S. F., Barry, A., Greenman, J., & Beltran-Alvarez, P. (in press). Arginine methylation: the promise of a ‘silver bullet’ for brain tumours?. Amino acids, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00726-020-02937-x
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Dec 21, 2020|
|Online Publication Date||Jan 6, 2021|
|Deposit Date||Dec 16, 2020|
|Publicly Available Date||Jan 6, 2021|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Arginine methylation; Brain tumours; Glioblastoma; Inhibitors; Post-translational modifications; Protein arginine methyltransferases|
|Additional Information||Received: 8 October 2020; Accepted: 21 December 2020; First Online: 6 January 2021; : ; : The authors declare no competing interests.; : In this review, we do not report new experiments.; : In this review, we do not report new experiments.|
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