Project title: Understanding the physiologically relevant functions of DAXX

Guillermina (Gigi) Lozano, PhD MD Anderson Cancer Center

Guillermina (Gigi) Lozano, PhD
  • Status: Completed
  • Year(s): 2018
  • Grant Type: Investigator
  • Research Type: Basic
  • Primary Tumor Site: Small intestine
  • Area of Inquiry: Models
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General Description

To build upon an earlier discovery made by NETRF-funded research, investigators will explore the role of DAXX genomic mutations in pancreatic NETs. First, researchers will study the normal functions of the DAXX gene in laboratory models, then evaluate what happens when the gene is removed. This knowledge can help to identify therapeutic targets.

Published Papers

Wasylishen AR, Sun C, Moyer SM, et al. DAXX maintains endogenous retroviral silencing and restricts cellular spasticity in vivo. Sci Adv. 2020; 6(32):eaba8415.




Additional Details

  • City: Houston
  • State: Texas
  • Grant Duration: 2 years


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