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Health Sciences profile

Professor Antony Braithwaite

PositionResearch Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Pathology (DSM)
QualificationsMSc(Auck) PhD(ANU)
Research summaryMolecular mechanisms of cancer; tumour suppressors; p53

Research

  • Apoptosis
  • Cancer biology
  • DNA tumour viruses
  • Tumour suppressors
  • Viral oncoproteins

Publications

Kazantseva, M., Hung, N. A., Mehta, S., Roth, I., Eiholzer, R., Rich, A. M., Seo, B., Baird, M. A., Braithwaite, A. W., & Slatter, T. L. (2017). Tumor protein 53 mutations are enriched in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with irregular CD19 marker expression. Scientific Reports, 7, 1566. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-01800-6

Leroy, B., Ballinger, M. L., Baran-Marszak, F., Bond, G. L., Braithwaite, A., Concin, N., … Soussi, T. (2017). Recommended guidelines for validation, quality control, and reporting of TP53 variants in clinical practice. Cancer Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.can-16-2179

Mehta, S., Tsai, P., Lasham, A., Campbell, H., Reddel, R., Braithwaite, A., & Print, C. (2016). A study of TP53 RNA splicing illustrates pitfalls of RNA-seq methodology. Cancer Research, 76(24), 7151-7159. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.can-16-1624

Roth, I., Campbell, H., Rubio, C., Vennin, C., Wilson, M., Wiles, A., Williams, G., Woolley, A., … Fleming, N., Baird, M., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2016). The Δ133p53 isoform and its mouse analogue Δ122p53 promote invasion and metastasis involving pro-inflammatory molecules interleukin-6 and CCL2. Oncogene, 35, 4981-4989. doi: 10.1038/onc.2016.45

Dasgupta, T., Antony, J., Braithwaite, A. W., & Horsfield, J. A. (2016). HDAC8 inhibition blocks SMC3 deacetylation and delays cell cycle progression without affecting cohesin-dependent transcription in MCF7 cancer cells. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 291(24), 12761-12770. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.704627

Chapter in Book - Research

Russell, A., Royds, J. A., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2004). Exploitation of cell cycle and cell death controls by Adenoviruses: The road to a productive infection. In C. Alonso (Ed.), Progress in molecular and subcellular biology: Viruses and apoptosis. (pp. 207-243). Berlin: Springer.

Braithwaite, A. W., & Edwards, S. J. (2003). The p53 pathway, cancer and aging. In S. C. Kaul & R. Wadhwa (Eds.), Aging of cells in and outside the body. (pp. 121-149). UK: Kluwer Academic.

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Journal - Research Article

Kazantseva, M., Hung, N. A., Mehta, S., Roth, I., Eiholzer, R., Rich, A. M., Seo, B., Baird, M. A., Braithwaite, A. W., & Slatter, T. L. (2017). Tumor protein 53 mutations are enriched in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with irregular CD19 marker expression. Scientific Reports, 7, 1566. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-01800-6

Leroy, B., Ballinger, M. L., Baran-Marszak, F., Bond, G. L., Braithwaite, A., Concin, N., … Soussi, T. (2017). Recommended guidelines for validation, quality control, and reporting of TP53 variants in clinical practice. Cancer Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.can-16-2179

Mehta, S., Tsai, P., Lasham, A., Campbell, H., Reddel, R., Braithwaite, A., & Print, C. (2016). A study of TP53 RNA splicing illustrates pitfalls of RNA-seq methodology. Cancer Research, 76(24), 7151-7159. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.can-16-1624

Dasgupta, T., Antony, J., Braithwaite, A. W., & Horsfield, J. A. (2016). HDAC8 inhibition blocks SMC3 deacetylation and delays cell cycle progression without affecting cohesin-dependent transcription in MCF7 cancer cells. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 291(24), 12761-12770. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.704627

Roth, I., Campbell, H., Rubio, C., Vennin, C., Wilson, M., Wiles, A., Williams, G., Woolley, A., … Fleming, N., Baird, M., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2016). The Δ133p53 isoform and its mouse analogue Δ122p53 promote invasion and metastasis involving pro-inflammatory molecules interleukin-6 and CCL2. Oncogene, 35, 4981-4989. doi: 10.1038/onc.2016.45

Lasham, A., Mehta, S. Y., Fitzgerald, S. J., Woolley, A. G., Hearn, J. I., Hurley, D. G., Ruza, I., Algie, M., … Braithwaite, A. W., & Print, C. G. (2016). A novel EGR-1 dependent mechanism for YB-1 modulation of paclitaxel response in a triple negative breast cancer cell line. International Journal of Cancer, 139(5), 1157-1170. doi: 10.1002/ijc.30137

Slatter, T. L., Wilson, M., Tang, C., Campbell, H. G., Ward, V. K., Young, V. L., … Fleming, N. I., Braithwaite, A. W., & Baird, M. A. (2016). Antitumor cytotoxicity induced by bone-marrow-derived antigen-presenting cells is facilitated by the tumor suppressor protein p53 via regulation of IL-12. OncoImmunology, 5(3), e1112941. doi: 10.1080/2162402X.2015.1112941

Thomson, W. M., Zeng, J., Broadbent, J. M., Foster Page, L. A., Shalev, I., Moffitt, T. E., … Williams, S. M., Braithwaite, A. W., Robertson, S. P., & Poulton, R. (2016). Telomere length and periodontal attachment loss: A prospective cohort study. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 43(2), 121-127. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.12499

Sun, Y., Bell, J. L., Carter, D., Gherardi, S., Poulos, R. C., Milazzo, G., … Braithwaite, A., & Liu, T. (2015). WDR5 supports an N-Myc transcriptional complex that drives a protumorigenic gene expression signature in neuroblastoma. Cancer Research, 75(23), 5143-5154. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-15-0423

Sawhney, S., Hood, K., Shaw, A., Braithwaite, A. W., Stubbs, R., Hung, N. A., Royds, J. A., & Slatter, T. L. (2015). Alpha-enolase is upregulated on the cell surface and responds to plasminogen activation in mice expressing a Δ133p53α mimic. PLoS ONE, 10(2), e0116270. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116270

Slatter, T. L., Hung, N., Campbell, H., Rubio, C., Speidel, D., Wilson, M., Baird, M., Royds, J. A., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2015). Δ122p53, a mouse model of Δ133p53α, enhances the tumor-suppressor activities of an attenuated p53 mutant. Cell Death & Disease, 6, e1783. doi: 10.1038/cddis.2015.149

Shalev, I., Moffitt, T. E., Braithwaite, A. W., Danese, A., Fleming, N. I., Goldman-Mellor, S., … Poulton, R., Robertson, S. P., … Caspi, A. (2014). Internalizing disorders and leukocyte telomere erosion: A prospective study of depression, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Molecular Psychiatry, 19, 1163-1170. doi: 10.1038/mp.2013.183

Hung, N., Chen, Y.-J., Taha, A., Olivecrona, M., Boet, R., Wiles, A., … Shaw, A., Eiholzer, R., Baguley, B. C., Eccles, M. R., Braithwaite, A. W., MacFarlane, M., Royds, J. A., & Slatter, T. (2014). Increased paired box transcription factor 8 has a survival function in Glioma. BMC Cancer, 14, 159. doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-14-159

Campbell, H. G., Mehta, R., Neumann, A. A., Rubio, C., Baird, M., Slatter, T. L., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2013). Activation of p53 following ionizing radiation, but not other stressors, is dependent on the proline-rich domain (PRD). Oncogene, 32(7), 827-836. doi: 10.1038/onc.2012.102

Bildsoe, H., Loebel, D. A. F., Jones, V. J., Hor, A. C. C., Braithwaite, A. W., Chen, Y.-T., … Tam, P. P. L. (2013). The mesenchymal architecture of the cranial mesoderm of mouse embryos is disrupted by the loss of Twist1 function. Developmental Biology, 374, 295-307. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2012.12.004

Lasham, A., Print, C. G., Woolley, A. G., Dunn, S. E., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2013). YB-1: Oncoprotein, prognostic marker and therapeutic target? Biochemical Journal, 449, 11-23. doi: 10.1042/bj20121323

Campbell, H. G., Slatter, T. L., Jeffs, A., Mehta, R., Rubio, C., Baird, M., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2012). Does Δ133p53 isoform trigger inflammation and autoimmunity? Cell Cycle, 11(3), 446-450. doi: 10.4161/cc.11.3.19054

Huschtscha, L. I., Napier, C. E., Noble, J. R., Bower, K., Au, A. Y. M., Campbell, H. G., Braithwaite, A. W., & Reddell, R. R. (2012). Enhanced isolation of fibroblasts from human skin explants. Biotechniques, 53(4), 239-244. doi: 10.2144/0000113939

Lasham, A., Samuel, W., Cao, H., Patel, R., Mehta, R., Stern, J. L., … Woolley, A. G., … Black, M. A., Shelling, A. N., Print, C. G., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2012). YB-1, the E2F Pathway, and regulation of tumor cell growth. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 104(2), 133-146. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djr512

Slatter, T. L., Hung, N., Campbell, H., Rubio, C., Mehta, R., Renshaw, P., Williams, G., Wilson, M., … Jeffs, A., Royds, J. A., Baird, M. A., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2011). Hyperproliferation, cancer, and inflammation in mice expressing a Δ133p53-like isoform. Blood, 117(19), 5166-5177. doi: 10.1182/blood-2010-11-321851

Woolley, A. G., Algie, M., Samuel, W., Harfoot, R., Wiles, A., Hung, N. A., … Royds, J. A., Perez, D., Yoon, H.-S., … Braithwaite, A. W. (2011). Prognostic association of YB-1 expression in breast cancers: A matter of antibody. PLoS ONE, 6(6), e20603. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0020603

Royds, J. A., Al Nadaf, S., Wiles, A. K., Chen, Y.-J., Ahn, A., Shaw, A., Bowie, S., … Braithwaite, A. W., … Hung, N. A., & Slatter, T. L. (2011). The CDKN2A G500 allele is more frequent in GBM patients with no defined telomere maintenance mechanism tumors and is associated with poorer survival. PLoS ONE, 6(10), e26737. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026737

Joshi, S., Braithwaite, A. W., Robinson, P. J., & Chircop, M. (2011). Dynamin inhibitors induce caspase-mediated apoptosis following cytokinesis failure in human cancer cells and this is blocked by Bcl-2 overexpression. Molecular Cancer, 10, 78. doi: 10.1186/1476-4598-10-78

Li, C. G., Nyman, J. E., Braithwaite, A. W., & Eccles, M. R. (2011). PAX8 promotes tumor cell growth by transcriptionally regulating E2F1 and stabilizing RB protein. Oncogene, 30, 4824-4834. doi: 10.1038/onc.2011.190

Slatter, T. L., Ganesan, P., Holzhauer, C., Mehta, R., Rubio, C., Williams, G., Wilson, M., Royds, J. A., Baird, M. A., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2010). p53-mediated apoptosis prevents the accumulation of progenitor B cells and B-cell tumors. Cell Death & Differentiation, 17, 540-550. doi: 10.1038/cdd.2009.136

Heinlein, C., Deppert, W., Braithwaite, A. W., & Speidel, D. (2010). A rapid and optimization-free procedure allows the in vivo detection of subtle cell cycle and ploidy alterations in tissues by flow cytometry. Cell Cycle, 9(17), 3584-3590. doi: 10.4161/cc.9.17.12831

Cohen, S. B., Ma, W., Valova, V. A., Algie, M., Harfoot, R., Woolley, A. G., … Braithwaite, A. W. (2010). Genotoxic stress-induced nuclear localization of oncoprotein YB-1 in the absence of proteolytic processing. Oncogene, 29, 403-410. doi: 10.1038/onc.2009.321

Joshi, S., Perera, S., Gilbert, J., Smith, C. M., Mariana, A., Gordon, C. P., … Braithwaite, A. W., & Chircop, M. (2010). The dynamin inhibitors MiTMAB and OcTMAB induce cytokinesis failure and inhibit cell proliferation in human cancer cells. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, 9(7), 1995-2006. doi: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-10-0161

Jiang, W.-Q., Zhong, Z.-H., Nguyen, A., Henson, J. D., Toouli, C. D., Braithwaite, A. W., & Reddel, R. (2009). Induction of alternative lengthening of telomeres-associated PML bodies by p53/p21 requires HP1 proteins. Journal of Cell Biology, 185(5), 797-810. doi: 10.1083/jcb.200810084

Hibma, M. H., Real, N. C., Wiles, A., Dobson-Le, D., Dix, B. R., Wynford-Thomas, D., Braithwaite, A. W., & Royds, J. A. (2009). Increased apoptosis and reduced replication efficiency of the E3 region-modified dl309 adenovirus in cancer cells. Virus Research, 145(1), 112-120. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2009.06.016

Huschtscha, L., Moore, J. D., Noble, J. R., Campbell, H. G., Royds, J. A., Braithwaite, A. W., & Reddel, R. R. (2009). Normal human mammary epithelial cells proliferate rapidly in the presence of elevated levels of the tumor suppressors p53 and p21WAF1/CIP1. Journal of Cell Science, 122(16), 2989-2995. doi: 10.1242/jcs.044107

Hancox, R. J., Poulton, R., Welch, D., Olova, N., McLachlan, C. R., Greene, J. M., … Moffitt, T. E., Robertson, S. P., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2009). Accelerated decline in lung function in cigarette smokers is associated with TP53/MDM2 polymorphisms. Human Genetics, 126(4), 559-565. doi: 10.1007/s00439-009-0704-z

Chen, Y.-J., Campbell, H. G., Wiles, A. K., Eccles, M. R., Reddel, R. R., Braithwaite, A. W., & Royds, J. A. (2008). PAX8 regulates telomerase reverse transcriptase and telomerase RNA component in glioma. Cancer Research, 68(14), 5724-5732. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-08-0058

Humar, B., McNoe, L., Dunbier, A., Heathcott, R., Braithwaite, A. W., & Reeve, A. E. (2008). Heterogeneous gene expression changes in colorectal cancer cells share the WNT pathway in response to growth suppression by APHS-mediated COX-2 inhibition. Biologics, 2(2), 329-337.

Braithwaite, A. W., Del Sal, G., & Lu, X. (2006). Some p53-binding proteins that can function as arbiters of life and death. Cell Death & Differentiation, 13, 984-993.

Braithwaite, A. W., & Prives, C. L. (2006). p53: More research and more questions. Cell Death & Differentiation, 13, 877-880.

Royds, J. A., Hibma, M., Dix, B. R., Hananeia, L., Russell, I. A., Wiles, A., … Braithwaite, A. W. (2006). p53 promotes adenoviral replication and increases late viral gene expression. Oncogene, 25, 1509-1520.

Chen, Y.-J., Hakin-Smith, V., Teo, M., Xinarianos, G. E., Jellinek, D. A., Carroll, T., … Braithwaite, A. W., … Royds, J. A. (2006). Association of mutant TP53 with alternative lengthening of telomeres and favorable prognosis in glioma. Cancer Research, 66(13), 6473-6476.

Homer, C., Knight, D. A., Hananeia, L., Sheard, P., Risk, J., Lasham, A., Royds, J. A., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2005). Y-box factor YB1 controls p53 apoptotic function. Oncogene, 24, 8314-8325. Retrieved from http://www.nature.com/onc/journal/v24/n56/abs/1208998a.html

He, S.-J., Stevens, G., Braithwaite, A. W., & Eccles, M. R. (2005). Transfection of melanoma cells with antisense PAX3 oligonucleotides additively complements cisplatin-induced cytotoxicity. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, 4(6), 996-1003.

Caspi, A., Moffitt, T. E., Cannon, M., McClay, J., Murray, R., Harrington, H., … Braithwaite, A., Poulton, R., & Craig, I. W. (2005). Moderation of the effect of adolescent-onset cannabis use on adult psychosis by a functional polymorphism in the catechol-O-methyltransferase gene: Longitudinal evidence of a gene X environment interaction. Biological Psychiatry, 57(10), 1117-1127.

Edwards, S. J., Hananeia, L., Eccles, M. R., Zhang, Y.-F., & Braithwaite, A. (2003). The proline-rich region of mouse p53 influences transactivation and apoptosis but is largely dispensable for these functions. Oncogene, 22(29), 4517-4523.

Zhang, Y.-F., Homer, C., Edwards, S. J., Hananeia, L., Lasham, A., Royds, J., Sheard, P., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2003). Nuclear localization of Y-box factor YB1 requires wild-type p53. Oncogene, 22, 2782-2794. doi: 10.1038/sj.onc.1206357

Lasham, A., Moloney, S., Hale, T., Homer, C., Zhang, Y. F., Murison, J. G., Braithwaite, A. W., & Watson, J. (2003). The Y-box-binding protein, YB1, is a potential negative regulator of the p53 tumor suppressor. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 278(37), 35516-35523.

Caspi, A., Sugden, K., Moffitt, T. E., Taylor, A., Craig, I. W., Harrington, H. L., … Martin, J. L., Braithwaite, A., & Poulton, R. (2003). Influence of life stress on depression: Moderation by a polymorphism in the 5-HTT gene. Science, 301, 386-389.

Hall, R. J., Merriman, M. E., Green, R. A., Markham, V. H., Smyth, D. J., Heward, J. M., … Braithwaite, A., … Darlow, B. A., … Harrison, A. A., Highton, J., Hunt, P. J., Manning, P. J., … Scott, R. S., Taylor, B. J., Willis, J., … Merriman, T. R. (2003). The Deleted in Colorectal Carcinoma (DCC) gene 201 R → G polymorphism: No evidence for genetic association with autoimmune disease. European Journal of Human Genetics, 11, 840-844.

Mill, J. S., Caspi, A., McClay, J., Sugden, K., Purcell, S., Asherson, P., … Braithwaite, A., Poulton, R., & Moffitt, T. E. (2002). The dopamine D4 receptor and the hyperactivity phenotype: A developmental-epidemiological study. Molecular Psychiatry, 7(4), 383-391. doi: 10.1038/sj.mp.4000984

Edwards, S. J., Dix, B. R., Myers, C. J., Dobson-Le, D., Huschtscha, L., Hibma, M., Royds, J., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2002). Evidence that replication of the antitumor adenovirus ONYX-015 is not controlled by the p53 and p14ARF tumor suppressor genes. Journal of Virology, 76(24), 12483-12490. doi: 10.1128/JVI.76.24.12483-12490.2002

Braithwaite, A. W., & Russell, I. A. (2001). Induction of cell death by adenoviruses. Apoptosis, 6, 359-370.

Hibma, M., & Braithwaite, A. (2001). Viruses to the rescue: p53-based therapies in the fight against cancer. New Zealand Medical Journal, 114(1133), 266-269.

Thomson, W. M., Edwards, S. J., Dobson-Le, D. P., Tompkins, G. R., Poulton, R., Knight, D. A., … Braithwaite, A. W. (2001). IL-1 genotype and adult periodontitis among young New Zealanders. Journal of Dental Research, 80, 1700-1703.

Dix, B. R., Edwards, S. J., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2001). Does the anti-tumour adenovirus, ONYX-015/dl1520 selectively target cells defective in the p53 pathway? Journal of Virology, 75(12), 5443-5447. doi: 10.1128/JVI.75.12.5443-5447.2001

O'Carroll, S. J., Hall, A. R., Myers, C. J., Braithwaite, A. W., & Dix, B. R. (2000). Quantifying adenoviral titers by spectrophotometry. Biotechniques, 28, 408-410.

Hale, T. K., Myers, C., Maitra, R., Kolzau, T., Nishizawa, M., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2000). Maf transcriptionally activates the mouse p53 promoter and causes a p53-dependent cell death. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 275(24), 17991-17999.

Dix, B. R., O'Carroll, S. J., Myers, C. J., Edwards, S. J., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2000). Efficient induction of cell death by adenoviruses requires binding of E1B55k and p53. Cancer Research, 60, 2666-2672.

Kolzau, T., Hansen, R. S., Zahra, D., Reddel, R. R., & Braithwaite, A. W. (1999). Inhibition of SV40 large T antigen induced apoptosis by small T antigen. Oncogene, 18(40), 5598-5603.

Hale, T. K., & Braithwaite, A. W. (1999). The adenovirus oncoprotein E1a stimulates binding of the transcription factor ETF to transcriptionally activate the p53 gene. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 274, 23777-23786. doi: 10.1074/jbc.274.34.23777

Hall, A. R., O'Carroll, S. J., Dix, B. R., & Braithwaite, A. W. (1998). p53 dependent cell death/apoptosis is required for a productive adenovirus infection. Nature Medicine, 4, 1068-1072.

Ridgway, P. J., Hall, A. R., Myers, C. J., & Braithwaite, A. W. (1997). p53/E1b58kDa complex regulates adenovirus replication. Virology, 237, 404-413.

Hall, A. R., & Braithwaite, A. W. (1997). From clinical significance to significance in the clinic? New Zealand Medical Journal, 110, 347-348.

Braithwaite, A., & Poulton, R. (1997). Relevance in health research funding: reality or myth? New Zealand Medical Journal, 110, 361-362.

Hall, A. R., & Braithwaite, A. W. (1996). Culling cancer cells and completing the cell cycle with the tumour suppressor p53. New Zealand BioScience, 4(3), 41-48.

Hansen, R. S., & Braithwaite, A. (1996). The growth inhibitory function of p53 is separable from transactivation, apoptosis and suppression of transformation by E1a and ras. Oncogene, 13(5), 995-1007.

Sedger, L., Ramshaw, I., Condie, A., Medvecsky, J., Braithwaite, A., & Ruby, J. (1996). Vaccinia virus replication is independent of cellular HSP72 expression which is induced during virus infection. Virology, 225(2), 423-427.

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Braithwaite, A. W., Royds, J. A., & Jackson, P. (2005). The p53 story: Layers of complexity. Carcinogenesis, 26(7), 1161-1169.

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