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    4.3. Implications for therapeutic intervention
    Virtually every cervical cancer is the result of a human papilloma-virus infection. HPV transforms LDN 193189 in part by blocking tumor sup-pressors (p53 and RB) and by activating the catalytic subunit of telo-merase. HPV E6 and E7 also have a well-documented ability to disrupt DNA damage repair (Bristol et al., 2017; Moody, 2018; Spriggs and Laimins, 2017b). HPV transformed cells require continued expression of HPV oncogenes. Since HPV E6 and E7 hinder a cell's ability to protect itself from DNA crosslinks, every cell in HPV-associated tumors are predicted to share this defect. This could explain the efficacy of cross-linking agents like cisplatin in the treatment of malignancies caused by HPV. Therapeutics could be better designed to target HPV-associated cancers if a greater understanding of the mechanisms by which HPV oncogenes induce sensitivity to DNA crosslinks is gained. We show that it is possible to acquire resistance to one source of DNA crosslinks while remaining sensitive to crosslinks from other origins, suggesting that tumors that have acquired resistance to cisplatin could remain sensitive to other crosslinking drugs such as chlorambucil or mitomycin c.
    Finally, the importance of measuring the effects of sub-erythemal doses of UV should be noted for studies addressing most clinically re-levant questions, particularly those relevant to sensitivity or tumor-igenicity. While exposure to high doses of UV or other crosslinking agents may provide interesting molecular insights, they likely induce different repair responses than the levels seen in common exposure to UV or after chemotherapy (Quinet et al., 2016). Further, excessive damage is more likely to induce an apoptotic response rather than a full-fledged effort to repair lesions.
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    The authors declare they have no conflicts of interest relevant to this manuscript.
    CA160224 (NAW) and made possible through generous support from the Les Clow family (NAW) and the Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University (NAW). Additional support came from the Kansas INBRE in the form of a fellowship to SOW (K-INBRE P20 GM103418).
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    Cervical cancer cells produce TGF-β1 through the CD73-adenosine pathway T and maintain CD73 expression through the autocrine activity of TGF-β1
    Rosario García-Rochaa,b, Alberto Monroy-Garcíaa,c, Jorge Hernández-Montesa, Benny Weiss-Steidera, Vianey Gutiérrez-Serranoa,c, María del Carmen Fuentes-Castañedac, Luis Roberto Ávila-Ibarraa,c,d, Christian Azucena Don-Lópeza, Daniela Berenice Torres-Pinedac,d, María de Lourdes Mora-Garcíaa, a Laboratorio de Inmunobiología, UIDCC-UMIEZ, FES-Zaragoza, UNAM, Ciudad de México, Mexico b Programa de Beca Posdoctoral UNAM DGAPA-PAPIIT, Mexico c Laboratorio de Inmunología y Cáncer, UIMEO, H Oncología, CMN SXXI, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Ciudad de México, Mexico d Programa de Posgrado en Ciencias Biológicas, UNAM, Ciudad de México, Mexico
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