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Articles by Grace SuShin Chia in JoVE
Live-imaging of Breast Epithelial Cell Migration After the Transient Depletion of TIP60 Yanzhou Zhang1, Grace SuShin Chia1, Cheng Yong Tham1, Sudhakar Jha1,2 1Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore, 2Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore Here, we present the real-time monitoring of cell migration in a wound-healing assay using TIP60-depleted MCF10A breast epithelial cells. The implementation of live-cell imaging techniques in our protocol allows us to analyze and visualize single-cell movement in real time and across time.
Other articles by Grace SuShin Chia on PubMed
Hypoxia is a Key Driver of Alternative Splicing in Human Breast Cancer Cells Scientific Reports. | Pubmed ID: 28642487 Adaptation to hypoxia, a hallmark feature of many tumors, is an important driver of cancer cell survival, proliferation and the development of resistance to chemotherapy. Hypoxia-induced stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) leads to transcriptional activation of a network of hypoxia target genes involved in angiogenesis, cell growth, glycolysis, DNA damage repair and apoptosis. Although the transcriptional targets of hypoxia have been characterized, the alternative splicing of transcripts that occurs during hypoxia and the roles they play in oncogenesis are much less understood. To identify and quantify hypoxia-induced alternative splicing events in human cancer cells, we performed whole transcriptome RNA-Seq in breast cancer cells that are known to provide robust transcriptional response to hypoxia. We found 2005 and 1684 alternative splicing events including intron retention, exon skipping and alternative first exon usage that were regulated by acute and chronic hypoxia where intron retention was the most dominant type of hypoxia-induced alternative splicing. Many of these genes are involved in cellular metabolism, transcriptional regulation, actin cytoskeleton organisation, cancer cell proliferation, migration and invasion, suggesting they may modulate or be involved in additional features of tumorigenic development that extend beyond the known functions of canonical full-length transcripts.