RECENTLY INCORPORATED GROUPS
Chromatin Dynamics in Cancer Group

SANDRA PEIRÓ

SANDRA PEIRÓ
Principal Investigator
Biosketch

STRATEGIC GOALS

  • The goal of our research is to understand epigenetic mechanisms controlling the expression of eukaryotic genes during tumour progression. We are interested in the role of the primary structure of the chromatin fiber, as determined by histone tail modification, as well as 3D chromatin structure in the regulation of transcription.

CURRENT OBJECTIVES

  • Determine the 3D chromatin structure during the acquisition of malignant traits.
  • Integrate 3D chromatin changes, gene expression, and phenotypes in the context of cancer evolution.
  • Validate and characterize functionality of 3D chromatin changes of risk regions.
  • Understand the molecular mechanisms underlying chromatin movements.
  • Translate the 3D chromatin landscape of cancer-risk regions and genes to PDX models and to cohorts of patients in the future.

TEAM

Chromatin Dynamics in Cancer Group
  • Principal Investigator
    • Sandra Peiró
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow
    • Gaetano Verde
  • PhD Student
    • Gemma Serra Bardenys
  • Technicians
    • Laura Pascual Reguant
    • Jessica Querol Paños

Most relevant scientific publications

  • Mazzolini R, Gonzalez N, Garcia-Garijo A, Millanes-Romero A, Peiró S, Smith S, Garcia de Herreros A and Canudas S. Snail1 transcription factor controls telomere transcription and integrity. Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 Oct 20.
  • Izquierdo-Bouldstridge A, Bustillos A, Bonet-Costa C, Aribau-Miralbés P, l García-Gomis D, Dabad M, Esteve-Codina A, Pascual-Reguant L, Peiró S, Esteller M, Murtha M, Millán-Ariño L, Jordan A. Histone H1 depletion triggers an interferon response in cancer cells via activation of heterochromatic repeats. Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 Nov 16;45(20):11622-11642.
  • Verde G, Querol-Paños J, Cebrià-Costa JP, Pascual-Regu ant L, Serra-Bardenys G, Iturbide A and Peiró S. Lysine-Specific Histone Demethylases Contribute to Cellular Differentiation and Carcinogenesis. Epigenomes. 2017, 1(1), 4.
  • Herranz N, Dave N, Millanes-Romero A, Pascual L, Morey L, Díaz VM, Lorenz-Fonfria V, Gutierrez-Gallego R, Jerónimo C, Itubide A, Di Croce L, García de Herreros A and Peiró S. Lysyl Oxidase-Like 2 (LOXL2) Oxidizes Trimethylated Lysine 4 in Histone H3. FEBS J. 2016
  • Itubide A, Pascual L, Fargas L, Cebrià JP, Alsina B, García de Herreros A and Peiró S. LOXL2 oxidizes methylated TAF10 and controls TFIID-dependent genes during neural progenitor differentiation. Mol Cell. 2015
  • Millanes-Romero A, Herranz  N,  Loubat  J,  Iturbide  A,  Perrera  V,  Gil  J,  Jenuwein  T,  García  de Herreros A and Peiró S. Regulation of Heterochromatin Transcription by Snail1/ LOXL2 During Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition. Mol Cell. 2013.
  • Herranz N, Pasini D, Díaz V, Francí C, Gutierrez  A, Dave N, Escrivà M, Hernandez-Muñoz  I, di Croce  L,  Helin  K,  García  de  Herreros  A  and  Peiró  S.  Polycomb complex 2 is required for E- Cadherin repression by Snail1 transcription factor. Mol Cell Biol. 28: 47772-81. 2008.
  • Escrivà M*, Peiró S* (co-authors),  Herranz N, Villagrasa P, Dave N, Montserrat-Sentís  B, Murray SA, Francí C, Gridley T, Virtanen I and García de Herreros A. Repression of PTEN phosphatase by Snail1  transcriptional  factor  during  gamma  radiation-induced  apoptosis. Mol Cell Biol. 28: 1528-40. 2008.

All publications

  • Mazzolini R, Gonzalez N, Garcia-Garijo A, Millanes-Romero A, Peiró S, Smith S, Garcia de Herreros A and Canudas S. Snail1 transcription factor controls telomere transcription and integrity. Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 Oct 20.
  • Izquierdo-Bouldstridge A, Bustillos A, Bonet-Costa C, Aribau-Miralbés P, l García-Gomis D, Dabad M, Esteve-Codina A, Pascual-Reguant L, Peiró S, Esteller M, Murtha M, Millán-Ariño L, Jordan A. Histone H1 depletion triggers an interferon response in cancer cells via activation of heterochromatic repeats. Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 Nov 16;45(20):11622-11642.
  • Verde G, Querol-Paños J, Cebrià-Costa JP, Pascual-Regu ant L, Serra-Bardenys G, Iturbide A and Peiró S. Lysine-Specific Histone Demethylases Contribute to Cellular Differentiation and Carcinogenesis. Epigenomes. 2017, 1(1), 4.
  • Herranz N, Dave N, Millanes-Romero A, Pascual L, Morey L, Díaz VM, Lorenz-Fonfria V, Gutierrez-Gallego R, Jerónimo C, Itubide A, Di Croce L, García de Herreros A and Peiró S. Lysyl Oxidase-Like 2 (LOXL2) Oxidizes Trimethylated Lysine 4 in Histone H3. FEBS J. 2016
  • Frigola J, Iturbide A, Lopez-Bigas N, Peiró S and Gonzalez-Pérez A. Altered oncomodules underline chromatin regulatory factors driver mutations. Oncotarget.  2016.
  • Beltran M, Aparicio-Prat E, Mazzolini R, Millanes-Romero A, Massó P, Jenner R, Díaz V, Peiró S and Garcia de Herreros A. Splicing of a non-coding antisense transcript controls LEF1 gene expression. Nucl Acids Res. 2015
  • Itubide A, Pascual L, Fargas L, Cebrià JP, Alsina B, García de Herreros A and Peiró S. LOXL2 oxidizes methylated TAF10 and controls TFIID-dependent genes during neural progenitor differentiation. Mol Cell. 2015
  • Itubide A, García de Herreros A and Peiró S. A new role for LOX and LOXL2 proteins in transcription regulation. FEBS Lett. Upcoming Special Issue: Epigenetics. 2014
  • Cebrià JP, Millanes-Romero A, García de Herreros A and Peiró S. The Essential Role of Heterochromatin Transcription in Cellular Transitions: The Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT), a Particular Case. Mol Cell Oncol. 2014.
  • Millanes-Romero A, Herranz  N,  Loubat  J,  Iturbide  A,  Perrera  V,  Gil  J,  Jenuwein  T, García  de Herreros A and Peiró S. Regulation of Heterochromatin Transcription by Snail1/ LOXL2 During Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition. Mol Cell. 2013.
  • Villagrasa P, Díaz VM, Viñas-Castells R, Peiró S, Del Valle-Pérez B, Dave N, Rodríguez-Asiain  A, Casal JI, Lizcano JM, Duñach M, García de Herreros A. Akt2 interacts with Snail1 in the E-Cadherin promoter. Oncogene. 2011.
  • Dave N, Guaita-Esteruelas  S, Gutarra S, Frias À, Beltran M, Peiró S, de Herreros AG. Functional cooperation between Snail1 and twist in the regulation of ZEB1 expression during epithelial to mesenchymal transition. J Biol Chem. 2011.
  • Garcia  de  Herreros  A,  Peiró  S,  Nassour  M,  Savagner  P.  Snail  family  regulation  and  epithelial mesenchymal transitions in breast cancer progression. J. Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia. 2010.
  • Herranz N, Pasini D, Díaz V, Francí C, Gutierrez  A, Dave N, Escrivà M, Hernandez-Muñoz  I, di Croce  L,  Helin  K,  García  de  Herreros  A  and  Peiró  S.  Polycomb  complex  2  is  required  for  E- Cadherin repression by Snail1 transcription  factor. Mol Cell Biol. 28: 47772-81. 2008.
  • Escrivà M*, Peiró S* (co-authors),  Herranz N, Villagrasa P, Dave N, Montserrat-Sentís  B, Murray SA, Francí C, Gridley T, Virtanen I and García de Herreros A. Repression of PTEN phosphatase by Snail1  transcriptional  factor  during  gamma  radiation-induced  apoptosis. Mol Cell Biol. 28: 1528-40. 2008.
  • Mejias-Luque  R,  Peiró  S,  Vincent  A,  Van  Seuningen  I  and  de  Bolós  C.  IL-6  induces  MUC4 expression  through  go130/STAT3   pathway  in  gastric  cancer  cell  lines.  BBA  Mol Cell Res. 10: 1728-36. 2008.
  • Solanes G, Porta de la Riva M, Agustí C, Casagolda  D, Sanchez-Aguilera  F, Larriba MJ, Pons F, Peiró S, Escrivà M, Muñoz A, Duñach M, García de Herreros A and Baulida J. E-Cadherin controls b-catenin  and  NFkB  transcriptional  activity  in  mesenchymal  gene  expression. J Cell Sci. 121: 2224-34. 2008.
  • Wanami  L, Chen  H, Peiró  S, García  de Herreros  A and Bacheler R. Vascular  endothelial  growth factor-A stimulates Snail expression in breast tumor cells: Implications for tumor progression. Exp Cell Res. 13: 2448-53. 2008.
  • Ortiz-Zapater  E*, Peiró S* (co-authors),  Roda O, Coromines  JM, Aguilar S, Ampurdanes C, Real FX  and  Navarro  P. Tissue  plasminogen  activator  induces  pancreatic  cell proliferation  by  a non- catalytic mechanism that requires ERK1/2 activation through Epidermal Growth Factor receptor and Annexin A2. Am J Pathol. 170: 1573-84. 2007.
  • Peiró S, Escrivà M, Puig I, Barberà MJ, Dave N, Herranz N, Larriba MJ, Takkunen M, Francí C, Muñoz A, Virtanen I, Baulida J and García de Herreros A. Snail1 transcriptional  repressor binds to its own promoter and controls its expression. Nucl Acids Res. 34: 2077-84. 2006.
  • Palmer HG, Larriba MJ, Garicia JM, Ordoñez-Moran  P, Pena C, Peiró S, Puig I, Rodriguez De la Fuente  R, Bernad  A, Pollan  M, Bonilla  F, Gamallo  C, García  de Herreros  A and Muñoz  A. The transcription  factor  Snail1  represses  vitamin  D receptor expression  and responsiveness  in human colon cáncer. Nat Med. 10: 917-19. 2004.
  • Barberà MJ, Dominguez D, Puig I, Julien-Grille S, Guaita S, Baulida J, Francí C, Peiró S, Deehar S, Laure L and García de Herreros A. Regulation of Snail transcription during epitelial to mesenchymal transition of tumor cells. Oncogene. 23: 7345-54. 2004.
  • Iularu M, Demontis F, Corada M, Zanetta L, Drake C, Gariboldi M, Peiró S, Cano A, Navarro P, Cattelino A, Tognin S, Marchisio PC and Dejana E. VE-Cadherin expression and clustering maintain low levels of surviving in endothelial cells. Am J Pathol. 165: 181-9. 2004.
  • Llovera M, de Pablo Y, Egea J, Encinas M, Peiró S, Martín-Zanca D, Rocamora N and Comella JX. Trk is a calmodulin-binding protein: Implications for receptor processing.  J Neurochem. 88: 422. 2004