Accession Number:

AD1095351

Title:

ERF is a Potential ERK-Modulated Tumor Suppressor in Prostate Cancer

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,30 Sep 2018,29 Sep 2019

Corporate Author:

The Regents of the University of California San Francisco United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2019-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

Half of all prostate cancers contain an oncogenic gene fusion between the androgen-regulated upstream elements of the TMPRSS2-gene with the consequently upregulated ETS transcription factor ERG. Despite this high prevalence, detecting the presence of TMPRSS2-ERG in patients tumors has little-to-no useful clinical utility, in part due to a lack of understanding of its mechanisms of oncogenesis. I have characterized a gene, ERF, which functions as a putative tumor suppressor. I had hypothesized that ERF is outcompeted by the TMPRSS2-ERG gene product. Currently, I have identified how ERF and ERG may compete with each other, and as a result, have opposing effects on cancer cell proliferation.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE