Exploring Grainyhead-like 2 target genes in breast cancer
The objective of this study was to investigate the expression and function of GRHL2 in different breast cancer subtypes.
- Wang, Z.
- 06 October 2020
- Thesis in Leiden Repository
The objective of this study was to investigate the expression and function of GRHL2 in different breast cancer subtypes. In Chapter 2, we focused on the expression of GRHL2 in human breast cancer and the distinct effects of GRHL2 knockout on aspects of growth versus migration in basal A and luminal-like subtypes. In Chapter 3, ChIP-seq was used to explore the genomic landscape of GRHL2 binding sites in basal A and luminal-like subtypes of breast cancer and this data was used to predict shared and distinct GRHL2 target genes. In Chapter 4, based on a conditional GRHL2 knockout system, we determined the dynamic changes in genome-wide DNA transcription triggered by loss of GRHL2 in luminal-like breast cancer cells and used the data to predict affected pathways. In Chapter 5, ChIP-seq and BrU-seq data were integrated to identify genes whose transcription is controlled by GRHL2 and establish gene expression networks regulated by GRHL2 in luminal-like breast cancer.