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Dr Debina Sarkar

PositionPostdoctoral Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Biochemistry
Research summaryCancer genetics

Research

My current project involves functional characterisation of a previously identified Mammary Tumour Associated RNA 17 (MaTAR17), a lncRNA that impacts tumour growth and metastasis in mouse models of breast cancer.

Publications

Saunus, J. M., Smart, C. E., Kutasovic, J. R., Johnston, R. L., Kalita-de Croft, P., Miranda, M., … Sarkar, D., … Lakhani, S. R. (2018). Multidimensional phenotyping of breast cancer cell lines to guide preclinical research. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment, 167(1), 289-301. doi: 10.1007/s10549-017-4496-x

Askarian-Amiri, M. E., Korbie, D. J., Sarkar, D., & Finlay, G. (2017). Methods used for noncoding RNAs analysis. In S. R. Lakhani & S. B. Fox (Eds.), Molecular pathology in cancer research. (pp. 151-175). New York, NY: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6643-1_8

Leung, E. Y., Askarian-Amiri, M. E., Sarkar, D., Ferraro-Peyret, C., Joseph, W. R., Finlay, G. J., & Baguley, B. C. (2017). Endocrine therapy of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer cells: Early differential effects on stem cell markers. Frontiers in Oncology, 7, 184. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2017.00184

Sarkar, D., Oghabian, A., Bodiyabadu, P. K., Joseph, W. R., Leung, E. Y., Finlay, G. J., … Askarian-Amiri, M. E. (2017). Multiple isoforms of ANRIL in melanoma cells: Structural complexity suggests variations in processing. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18(7), 1378. doi: 10.3390/ijms18071378

Sarkar, D., Leung, E. Y., Baguley, B. C., Finlay, G. J., & Askarian-Amiri, M. E. (2015). Epigenetic regulation in human melanoma: Past and future. Epigenetics, 10(2), 103-121. doi: 10.1080/15592294.2014.1003746

Chapter in Book - Research

Askarian-Amiri, M. E., Korbie, D. J., Sarkar, D., & Finlay, G. (2017). Methods used for noncoding RNAs analysis. In S. R. Lakhani & S. B. Fox (Eds.), Molecular pathology in cancer research. (pp. 151-175). New York, NY: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6643-1_8

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Journal - Research Article

Saunus, J. M., Smart, C. E., Kutasovic, J. R., Johnston, R. L., Kalita-de Croft, P., Miranda, M., … Sarkar, D., … Lakhani, S. R. (2018). Multidimensional phenotyping of breast cancer cell lines to guide preclinical research. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment, 167(1), 289-301. doi: 10.1007/s10549-017-4496-x

Leung, E. Y., Askarian-Amiri, M. E., Sarkar, D., Ferraro-Peyret, C., Joseph, W. R., Finlay, G. J., & Baguley, B. C. (2017). Endocrine therapy of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer cells: Early differential effects on stem cell markers. Frontiers in Oncology, 7, 184. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2017.00184

Sarkar, D., Oghabian, A., Bodiyabadu, P. K., Joseph, W. R., Leung, E. Y., Finlay, G. J., … Askarian-Amiri, M. E. (2017). Multiple isoforms of ANRIL in melanoma cells: Structural complexity suggests variations in processing. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18(7), 1378. doi: 10.3390/ijms18071378

Sarkar, D., Leung, E. Y., Baguley, B. C., Finlay, G. J., & Askarian-Amiri, M. E. (2015). Epigenetic regulation in human melanoma: Past and future. Epigenetics, 10(2), 103-121. doi: 10.1080/15592294.2014.1003746

Smart, C. E., Morrison, B. J., Saunus, J. M., Vargas, A. C., Keith, P., Reid, L., … Sarkar, D., … Lopez, J. A. (2013). In vitro analysis of breast cancer cell line tumourspheres and primary human breast epithelia mammospheres demonstrates inter- and intrasphere heterogeneity. PLoS ONE, 8(6), e64388. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064388

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