Another paper in Hepatology!

Our joint publication with Dr Terence Lee’s team is accepted for publication in Hepatology. Congrats to Carmen, Carol and the team!

In brief, our work found SHP2 blockade by SHP099 in combination with sorafenib attenuated the adaptive resistance to sorafenib by impeding RTK-induced reactivation of the MEK/ERK and AKT signalling pathways. SHP099 in combination with sorafenib may represent a novel and safe therapeutic strategy against HCC.

Leung CO*, Tong M*, Chung KP, Zhou L, Che N, Tang KH, Ding J, Lau EY, Ng IO, Ma S^, Lee TK^. Overriding adaptive resistance to sorafenib via combination therapy with SHP2 blockade in hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatology 2019; Epub ahead of print. *co-first authors ^co-corresponding authors

Our new paper in Hepatology

Congrats to Eric and the team on our latest paper published in Hepatology!

Our findings indicate that the PRMT6-ERK-PKM2 regulatory axis is an important determinant of the Warburg effect in HCC, and provide a mechanistic link among tumorigenicity, sorafenib resistance and glucose metabolism.
Wong TL, Ng KY, Tan KV, Chan LH, Zhou L, Che N, Hoo RL, Lee TK, Richard S, Lo CM, Man K, Khong PL, Ma S. CRAF methylation by PRMT6 regulates aerobic glycolysis-driven hepatocarcinogenesis via ERK-dependent PKM2 nuclear relocalization and activation. Hepatology 2019; Epub ahead of print.

Retirement, Promotions and Farewells

Many personnel changes to the team in the past month!

1. We wish our Senior Technical Officer Phillis a happy retirement. Thank you for your positive attitude, dedication and hard work to the team in the past 6 years. You have been instrumental not only in setting up the lab when we first started in the Department of Anatomy in 2013, but also in the smooth running of all our research work. Let your new adventures begin!
2. Congratulations to Johnson and Carol on their new roles as Lab Manager/Senior Technical Officer and Research Assistant Professor, respectively in the team. Keep up the good work!
3. We bid farewell to Alan and Marco (BBMS FYP students), Noel (PhD student) and Steve (PhD student and PDF). All the best to you all in your new endeavors. Thank you for your contribution to the lab.