Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0089b7 | Basic Science | NANETS2022

All-Trans Retinoic Acid Radiosensitizes Neuroendocrine Tumor Cells via Peptidyl-Prolyl Cis-Trans Isomerase 1 Inhibition

Williams Jelani K. , Schwarz Jason L. , Lakiza Olga , Kron Stephen , Weichselbaum Ralph R , Keutgen Xavier M.

Background: Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) is a promising radiation-based therapy for metastatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) but remains palliative. Peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase (Pin1) is an evolutionally conserved enzyme that catalyzes the cis-trans isomerization of phosphorylated serine/threonine-proline motifs of its substrates and has recently been involved in DNA double strand break (DSB) repair in BRCA-proficient breast cancer cells. Here we study w...

ea0089b10 | Basic Science | NANETS2022

Inhibition of Estrogen Receptor Alpha Radiosensitizes Neuroendocrine Tumors

Schwarz Jason L. , Williams Jelani K. , Lakiza Olga , Kron Stephen J. , Weichselbaum Ralph R. , Keutgen Xavier M.

Background: The use of peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) for neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) is increasing, but PRRT remains palliative at this time. Estrogen (E2) has been extensively linked to cellular proliferation and DNA repair in other cancers. Our aim is to determine whether NET cells are similarly affected by estrogen and whether inhibition of estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) increases radiosensitivity of NET cells, which could improve PRRT response.<p class=...