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Author de Sousa, J.F.; Torrieri, R.; Serafim, R.B.; Di Cristofaro, L.F.M.; Escanfella, F.D.; Ribeiro, R.; Zanette, D.L.; Paco-Larson, M.L.; da Silva, W.A.J.; Tirapelli, D.P. da C.; Neder, L.; Carlotti, C.G.J.; Valente, V. url  doi
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  Title Expression signatures of DNA repair genes correlate with survival prognosis of astrocytoma patients Type Journal Article
  Year 2017 Publication Tumour Biology : the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine Abbreviated Journal Tumour Biol  
  Volume 39 Issue 4 Pages 1010428317694552  
  Keywords Apoptosis; Astrocytoma/genetics/metabolism/*mortality; Brain Neoplasms/genetics/metabolism/*mortality; Cell Cycle; Cell Line, Tumor; *DNA Repair; DNA Repair Enzymes/genetics/metabolism; Exodeoxyribonucleases/genetics/metabolism; Gene Expression; Humans; Kaplan-Meier Estimate; N-Glycosyl Hydrolases/genetics/metabolism; Prognosis; DNA repair; astrocytoma; genomic instability; glioblastoma; tumor progression  
  Abstract Astrocytomas are the most common primary brain tumors. They are very resistant to therapies and usually progress rapidly to high-grade lesions. Here, we investigated the potential role of DNA repair genes in astrocytoma progression and resistance. To this aim, we performed a polymerase chain reaction array-based analysis focused on DNA repair genes and searched for correlations between expression patters and survival prognoses. We found 19 genes significantly altered. Combining these genes in all possible arrangements, we found 421 expression signatures strongly associated with poor survival. Importantly, five genes (DDB2, EXO1, NEIL3, BRCA2, and BRIP1) were independently correlated with worse prognoses, revealing single-gene signatures. Moreover, silencing of EXO1, which is remarkably overexpressed, promoted faster restoration of double-strand breaks, while NEIL3 knockdown, also highly overexpressed, caused an increment in DNA damage and cell death after irradiation of glioblastoma cells. These results disclose the importance of DNA repair pathways for the maintenance of genomic stability of high-grade astrocytomas and suggest that EXO1 and NEIL3 overexpression confers more efficiency for double-strand break repair and resistance to reactive oxygen species, respectively. Thereby, we highlight these two genes as potentially related with tumor aggressiveness and promising candidates as novel therapeutic targets.  
  Address 7 Center for Integrative Systems Biology (CISBi), NAP/USP, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 1010-4283 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition (up) Conference  
  Notes PMID:28378638 Approved no  
  Call Number ref @ user @ Serial 96598  
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