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Profile Publications(5)
XB-PERS-1485


Dr.  Juliet M Daniel

Position

Professor

Research Description

Our research Interests: Cancer Biology, Cadherin-Catenin mediated Cell adhesion and Signaling, POZ Transcription Factors 

Focus
I am studying the role of POZ-ZF transcription factors in early vertebrate development using the Xenopus model system.

Our research goal is to understand the cellular and molecular basis of E-cadherin-mediated adhesion in normal cell growth, development and tumourigenesis. The primary epithelial cell-cell adhesion system involving E-cadherin and its catenin cofactors a-, b-, g- and p120ctn, is perturbed in ~50% of human metastatic tumours, and this correlates with the invasive phenotype. Interestingly, the catenins also function as transcriptional regulators of genes involved in tumourigenesis. My laboratory focuses on the transcription factor Kaiso that was first identified as a specific binding partner for the catenin p120ctn, which is aberrantly expressed or absent in human breast, colon and skin carcinomas. Kaiso is a novel member of the POZ-zinc finger family of transcription factors implicated as oncoproteins or tumor suppressors, and currently it is the only known POZ protein with bi-modal DNA-binding and transcriptional repression activity; Kaiso recognizes a sequence-specific consensus, TCCTGCNA, or methylated CpG-dinucleotides.

Lab Memberships

Daniel lab (Principal Investigator/Director)


Contact

Address:
Dept. of Biology, LSB-331
1280 Main St. West
Hamilton, ON
L8S 4K1, Canada

Email: danielj@mcmaster.ca

Web Page: https://www.biology.mcmaster.ca/component/comprofiler/userprofile/danielj.html?Itemid=351

General/Lab Phone:  905-525-9140 ext. 27864
General/Lab Fax:  905-522-6066
Phone:  905-525-9140 ext. 23765


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