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Derivation of Tunnelling radiation as light therapy appears to be developing an epigenetic focus in the battle against glioblastoma. In preclinical experiments mutant forms of the disease-causing protein phosphatidylethanolamine 1 receptor (PL1R) were identified. While all types of PL1R have been identified as competent inhibitors of AMPT these mutants were found to have dramatically reduced expression but high PL1R gene activity suggesting a turnover rate of 3 to 10 times in PL1R and an opening of the point where cell division and gene activation are no longer possible.
Experiments moving to mice lacking PL1R were also successful in improving the efficacy of another protein (ZRP4) in the replication of the cancer genome DNA. In a subgroup of normal mice lacking the transcription factor HCXCL2 expression of all expanded genes was reduced; however PL1R gene activity was enhanced by assignment of up to 10 times normal levels of HCXCL2 mRNA. This amplification of PL1R expression was induced by chemical ReF-0-3. By genetically deleting HCXCL2 expression in the normal PL1Rs remained flat but increased in proportion whereas expression in PGRT-mutated PL1Rs increased by equally large amounts from normal levels of HCXCL2 mRNA. However hamster models diagnosed with glioblastoma shows a large increase of PL1R expression. These results highlight the potential utility of epigenetic targeting of HCXCL2 as a novel therapeutic intervention.
The main protein that is regulated by PGRT1 (Regulator of Growth Factor Transition) is the cell death-associated protein 1 (CaV1d). It is well known that an acute overexpression of CaV1d also causes a large increase in PL1R expression. Here we show that in addition altering PGRT1 expression with a chemical ReF-0-3 improves the induction of PL1R expression in glioblastoma models.
Aplasmatic inhibition of phospholipid biosynthesis is often a step in brain differentiation and refines for old cells that are lost during the differentiation process. Here we show that PL1R inhibition sparks a rapid and widespread increase of proliferative responses in both transgenic and conventional transgenic and Wright-Philpot tumor model animals while reducing PL1R expression in excess in glioblastoma models. This may constitute an epigenetic treatment strategy that could be used to extend the life of glioblastoma models.
Dr Christoffer Palmqvist first author of the study.