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LZTS1

Basics

Aliases:
This biomarker is also known as:
  • Fez1,
  • leucine zipper putative tumor suppressor 1,
  • Q9Y250,
  • FEZ1,
  • F37/esophageal cancer-related gene-coding leucine-zipper motif,
  • leucine zipper, putative tumor suppressor 1,
  • F37/Esophageal cancer-related gene-coding leucine-zipper motif,
  • F37,

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Description…

LZTS1 is a tumor suppressor protein that is widely expressed in normal tissues. It is involved in regulating cell growth and is also thought to interact with the active CDC2-cyclin B1 complex and contribute to the regulation of the cell cycle and the prevention of uncontrolled cell proliferation. Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in the 8p arm is a common characteristic of many types of cancer, and this gene is located on 8p22.

Attributes

QA State: Curated
Type: Protein
Short Name:
HGNC Name: LZTS1

Datasets

There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.

Organs

The following organs have data associated with this biomarker…

Ovary

Attributes

Phase: One
QA State: Under Review

Overview

LZTS1 may be considered for further preclinical testing as a tumor biomarker.

Performance Comment

LZTS1 was overexpressed in ovarian cancer relative to normal ovary and relative to a panel of normal organs. LZTS1 was found in small and larger blood vessels. FZD10 showed limited or no expression by qRT-PCR in normal tissues.

Studies

This biomarker is currently being annotated or is under review. You must be logged in or do not have permission to view any additional information. Contact Heather Kincaid at heather.kincaid@jpl.nasa.gov if you should have access to this biomarker.

New Funding Opportunity: Biomarker Development Laboratories for the Early Detection Network: Applications Due May 23

Update: Pre-application webinar information now available.

The National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Prevention has released a new funding opportunity to solicit organ-specific applications for Biomarker Developmental Laboratories (BDLs), one of the four scientific units of the recently funded Early Detection Research Network (EDRN). The EDRN is a national infrastructure funded to discover, develop, and validate biomarkers for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of early cancer. BDLs are responsible for the discovery, development, characterization, and testing of new, or the refinement of existing, biomarkers and biomarker assays for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of cancers.

The existing BDLs are primarily focused on ovary and gastrointestinal cancers. The proposed BDLs (to be supported under this funding opportunity) should be focused on one or more of the following cancers: breast, prostate and other genitourinary organs, or lung. In addition, cancers with rapidly rising incidence rates, e.g., endometrial, hepatocellular, kidney, thyroid, oropharyngeal cancers, and/or cancers with unique etiology, e.g., mesothelioma, will be considered.

The newly funded units of the Early Detection Research Network will be announced later in April. Successful applicants have already been notified. Those researchers who were not successful during the last round of applications are encouraged to apply to this opportunity.