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RNAi screens for Rho GTPase regulators of cell shape and YAP/TAZ localisation in triple negative breast cancer

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Data, March 2017
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RNAi screens for Rho GTPase regulators of cell shape and YAP/TAZ localisation in triple negative breast cancer
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Scientific Data, March 2017
DOI 10.1038/sdata.2017.18
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Patricia Pascual-Vargas, Samuel Cooper, Julia Sero, Vicky Bousgouni, Mar Arias-Garcia, Chris Bakal


In order to metastasise, triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) must make dynamic changes in cell shape. The shape of all eukaryotic cells is regulated by Rho Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factors (RhoGEFs), which activate Rho-family GTPases in response to mechanical and informational cues. In contrast, Rho GTPase-activating proteins (RhoGAPs) inhibit Rho GTPases. However, which RhoGEFs and RhoGAPS couple TNBC cell shape to changes in their environment is very poorly understood. Moreover, whether the activity of particular RhoGEFs and RhoGAPs become dysregulated as cells evolve the ability to metastasise is not clear. Towards the ultimate goal of identifying RhoGEFs and RhoGAPs that are essential for TNBC metastasis, we performed an RNAi screen to isolate RhoGEFs and RhoGAPs that contribute to the morphogenesis of the highly metastatic TNBC cell line LM2, and its less-metastatic parental cell line MDA-MB-231. For ~6 million cells from each cell line, we measured 127 different features following the depletion of 142 genes. Using a linear classifier scheme we also describe the morphological heterogeneity of each gene-depleted population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 69 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 16%
Student > Bachelor 9 13%
Unspecified 5 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 6%
Other 12 17%
Unknown 13 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 25 36%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 16%
Engineering 6 9%
Unspecified 5 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 1%
Other 5 7%
Unknown 16 23%

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