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Beyond their role in preventing genetic instability and tumorigenesis, DNA repair and epigenetic mechanisms also contribute to the resistance of cancer cells to chemotherapeutic genotoxicants. These mechanisms are responsible in great part for the failure of current anti-glioma therapies. The DNA Repair and Chemoresistance research group is developing several approaches to better understand the DNA repair and epigenetic mechanisms that operate in adult and pediatric glioblastoma (GBM) and identify critical targets for novel therapeutic strategies. These approaches include:
- shRNA screens targeting components of the DNA damage response (DDR) in GBM stem-like cell lines (GSCs)
- Multiplexed gene expression analyses of GBM patient biopsies
- In vitro drug repositioning screens of GSCs representative of GBM patient subgroups
- Molecular characterization of the mechanisms underlying DNA replication stress and the DDR in GSCs
- Characterization of relevant xenograft animal models
A second line of investigation explores the molecular mechanisms governing the dynamics of heterochromatic regions and their impact on genomic stability in mammalian cells.
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SUNRISE (TLV-PDR-2021): TARGETING TUMOR PROPAGATING CELLS IN GLIOBLASTOMA: FROM MECHANISTICINSIGHTS TO PRECISION MEDICINE
1/12/21 → 30/04/24
TERMINI: Roles of NEIL3 DNA glycosylase in telomere dynamics and DNA demethylation in glioblastoma: From molecular insights topreclinical target validation
Van Dyck, E., Sinkkonen, L. & Baidarjad, H.
1/07/21 → 30/06/23
DANTE: Harnessing DNA repair factors to promote an innate immune response against glioblastoma: an invitro RNAi screen selecting phagocytosis promoting genes in glioblastoma cells
1/01/20 → 31/12/21
DAXX maintains heterochromatin at (peri)centromeres independently of ATRX, preventing R-loop-induced DNA double strand breaks and genomic instabilityPinto, L., 21 Jan 2022, University of Luxembourg.
Research output: Types of Thesis › Doctoral Thesis
Entz-Werle, N., Poidevin, L., Nazarov, P., Lhermitte, B., Poch, O., Dontenwill, M. & Van Dyck, E., Nov 2021, p. S59-S59.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract › peer-reviewOpen Access
A DNA repair and cell cycle gene expression signature in pediatric high‐grade gliomas: Prognostic and therapeutic valueEntz‐werlé, N., Poidevin, L., Nazarov, P. V., Poch, O., Lhermitte, B., Chenard, M. P., Burckel, H., Guérin, E., Fuchs, Q., Castel, D., Noel, G., Choulier, L., Dontenwill, M. & Van Dyck, E., 7 May 2021, In: Cancers. 13, 9, 2252.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access1 Citation (Scopus)