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Mark Wade

Lecturer in Genetics


The Epigenetic Regulatory Protein CBX2 Promotes mTORC1 Signalling and Inhibits DREAM Complex Activity to Drive Breast Cancer Cell Growth (2022)
Journal Article
Bilton, L. J., Warren, C., Humphries, R. M., Kalsi, S., Waters, E., Francis, T., …Wade, M. A. (2022). The Epigenetic Regulatory Protein CBX2 Promotes mTORC1 Signalling and Inhibits DREAM Complex Activity to Drive Breast Cancer Cell Growth. Cancers, 14(14), Article 3491. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers14143491

Chromobox 2 (CBX2) is a chromatin-binding component of polycomb repressive complex 1, which causes gene silencing. CBX2 expression is elevated in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), for which there are few therapeutic options. Here, we aimed to inv... Read More about The Epigenetic Regulatory Protein CBX2 Promotes mTORC1 Signalling and Inhibits DREAM Complex Activity to Drive Breast Cancer Cell Growth.

Isolation and characterisation of graves’ disease-specific extracellular vesicles from tissue maintained on a bespoke microfluidic device (2021)
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Foster, H., Wade, M., England, J., Greenman, J., & Green, V. (2021). Isolation and characterisation of graves’ disease-specific extracellular vesicles from tissue maintained on a bespoke microfluidic device. Organs-on-a-Chip, 3, Article 100011. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ooc.2021.100011

Abstract This report demonstrates the ability of a microfluidic device to maintain human Graves' disease tissue enabling the isolation and characterisation of Graves' disease specific exosomes. Graves' disease (n = 7) and non-Graves’ disease (Hashim... Read More about Isolation and characterisation of graves’ disease-specific extracellular vesicles from tissue maintained on a bespoke microfluidic device.

The histone demethylase enzymes KDM3A and KDM4B co-operatively regulate chromatin transactions of the estrogen receptor in breast cancer (2019)
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Jones, D., Wilson, L., Thomas, H., Gaughan, L., & Wade, M. A. (2019). The histone demethylase enzymes KDM3A and KDM4B co-operatively regulate chromatin transactions of the estrogen receptor in breast cancer. Cancers, 11(8), Article 1122. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers11081122

Many estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancers develop resistance to endocrine therapy but retain canonical receptor signalling in the presence of selective ER antagonists. Numerous co-regulatory proteins, including enzymes that modulate the chr... Read More about The histone demethylase enzymes KDM3A and KDM4B co-operatively regulate chromatin transactions of the estrogen receptor in breast cancer.

The inhibitory subunit of cardiac troponin (cTnI) is modified by arginine methylation in the human heart (2019)
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Onwuli, D. O., Samuel, S., Sfyri, P., Welham, K., Goddard, M., Abu-Omar, Y., …Beltran-Alvarez, P. (2019). The inhibitory subunit of cardiac troponin (cTnI) is modified by arginine methylation in the human heart. International journal of cardiology, 282, 76-80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.102

Background The inhibitory subunit of cardiac troponin (cTnI) is a gold standard cardiac biomarker and also an essential protein in cardiomyocyte excitation-contraction coupling. The interactions of cTnI with other proteins are fine-tuned by post-tra... Read More about The inhibitory subunit of cardiac troponin (cTnI) is modified by arginine methylation in the human heart.

Common cancer-associated imbalances in the DNA damage response confer sensitivity to single agent ATR inhibition (2015)
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Middleton, F. K., Patterson, M. J., Elstob, C. J., Fordham, S., Herriott, A., Wade, M. A., …Curtin, N. J. (2015). Common cancer-associated imbalances in the DNA damage response confer sensitivity to single agent ATR inhibition. Oncotarget, 6(32), 32396-32409. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.6136

ATR is an attractive target in cancer therapy because it signals replication stress and DNA lesions for repair and to S/G2 checkpoints. Cancer-specific defects in the DNA damage response (DDR) may render cancer cells vulnerable to ATR inhibition alon... Read More about Common cancer-associated imbalances in the DNA damage response confer sensitivity to single agent ATR inhibition.

FOXA1 regulates androgen receptor variant activity in models of castrate-resistant prostate cancer (2015)
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Jones, D., Wade, M., Nakjang, S., Chaytor, L., Grey, J., Robson, C. N., & Gaughan, L. (2015). FOXA1 regulates androgen receptor variant activity in models of castrate-resistant prostate cancer. Oncotarget, 6(30), 29782-29794. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.4927

Retention of androgen receptor (AR) signalling in castrate-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) highlights the requirement for the development of more effective AR targeting therapies. A key mechanism of resistance to anti-androgens is through expression... Read More about FOXA1 regulates androgen receptor variant activity in models of castrate-resistant prostate cancer.

Development and exploitation of a novel mutant androgen receptor modelling strategy to identify new targets for advanced prostate cancer therapy (2015)
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O’Neill, D., Jones, D., Wade, M., Grey, J., Nakjang, S., Guo, W., …Gaughan, L. (2015). Development and exploitation of a novel mutant androgen receptor modelling strategy to identify new targets for advanced prostate cancer therapy. Oncotarget, 6(28), 26029-26040. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.4347

The persistence of androgen receptor (AR) signalling in castrate-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) highlights the unmet clinical need for the development of more effective AR targeting therapies. A key mechanism of therapy-resistance is by selection o... Read More about Development and exploitation of a novel mutant androgen receptor modelling strategy to identify new targets for advanced prostate cancer therapy.

Does radiation-induced c-MYC amplification initiate breast oncogenesis? (2015)
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Wade, M. A., May, F. E., Onel, K., & Allan, J. M. (2016). Does radiation-induced c-MYC amplification initiate breast oncogenesis?. Molecular and Cellular Oncology, 3(1), Article e1010950. https://doi.org/10.1080/23723556.2015.1010950

© 2016 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. The MYC (v-myc avian myelocytomatosis viral oncogene homolog; c-MYC) locus on chromosome 8q is susceptible to high-level amplification following exposure of human breast cells to ionizing radiation, and c-MYC amp... Read More about Does radiation-induced c-MYC amplification initiate breast oncogenesis?.

c-MYC is a radiosensitive locus in human breast cells (2014)
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Wade, M. A., Sunter, N. J., Fordham, S. E., Long, A., Masic, D., Russell, L. J., …Allan, J. M. (2015). c-MYC is a radiosensitive locus in human breast cells. Oncogene, 34(38), 4985-4994. https://doi.org/10.1038/onc.2014.427

Ionising radiation is a potent human carcinogen. Epidemiological studies have shown that adolescent and young women are at increased risk of developing breast cancer following exposure to ionising radiation compared with older women, and that risk is... Read More about c-MYC is a radiosensitive locus in human breast cells.

The histone demethylase enzyme KDM3A is a key estrogen receptor regulator in breast cancer (2014)
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Wade, M. A., Jones, D., Wilson, L., Stockley, J., Coffey, K., Robson, C. N., & Gaughan, L. (2015). The histone demethylase enzyme KDM3A is a key estrogen receptor regulator in breast cancer. Nucleic Acids Research, 43(1), 196-207. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gku1298

Endocrine therapy has successfully been used to treat estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer, but this invariably fails with cancers becoming refractory to treatment. Emerging evidence has suggested that fluctuations in ER co-regulatory protei... Read More about The histone demethylase enzyme KDM3A is a key estrogen receptor regulator in breast cancer.