Chromatrap’s Researcher Selected to Present Work at AACR
04 Apr 2017
Chromatrap’s Researcher Presents Work at AACR

UPDATE [05/04/17]: You can now access the full abstract poster presentation as displayed by Julia at the AACR Annual Meeting, complete with methods, results and conclusions, as well as visual representation of the research findings.

Chromatrap® will be attending AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) Annual Meeting this year from 1st April to 5th April, in Washington D.C.

AACR 2017 is not just an excellent opportunity for Chromatrap® to showcase their solid state ChIP platform to cancer research scientists from around the world but also a chance for one of Chromatrap’s research assistants involved in the R&D of new products, Julia Davies, to present her research during a poster presentation session at the AACR conference.

This is an exciting opportunity for Chromatrap® to further increase the visibility of the excellent work they do, but also for Julia as a researcher – the conference is an important event for the broader cancer community and in particular researchers studying cancer.

During the poster presentation at AACR, Julia will be showcasing aspects of her PhD carried out at Swansea University with a focus on the use of the Chromatrap ChIP kit in her research project. The purpose of the research poster is to present the information in a concise manner, hopefully attracting other delegates of the conference to engage in a discussion and help publicise her research project. Julia will have the opportunity to exhibit her poster and interact with members of the conference during an assigned slot, the time and place for which can be found below, along with information of the poster category. 

Session Category: Molecular and Cellular Biology / Genetics

Session Title: Regulation of Oncogenic Transcription

Session Date and Time: Wednesday Apr 5, 2017 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Convention Center, Halls A-C, Poster Section 21

Poster Board Number: 18 

Below, is the abstract submitted which will be presented by Julia during one of AACR’s poster sessions: 

Regulation of the receptor for advanced glycation end products by estrogen receptor ligands in endometrial cancer

Endometrial cancer (EC) has numerous established risk factors including excessive unopposed estrogen exposure, tamoxifen, obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). These risk factors may promote inflammation, an important hallmark of cancer. Since the endometrium is a site of regular and repeated inflammation during the menstrual cycle, the regulation of inflammation may be involved in EC. The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) stimulates numerous inflammatory signalling pathways and its expression is elevated in a number of inflammatory pathologies including diabetes and cancer. This work aims to investigate the regulation of RAGE by estrogen receptor ligands in EC. RAGE and ER isoform protein expression were examined in a patient cohort by immunohistochemistry. RAGE and ER isoform expression was assessed following ER ligand exposure in type I and type II EC cell line models. ERα, ERβ, p65 and ER co-regulator recruitment to the RAGE promoter following ER ligand treatment was determined in vitro by chromatin immunoprecipitation. Data revealed (i) RAGE and ER isoform endometrial expression is altered in EC patients and patients receiving tamoxifen compared to postmenopausal women, (ii) RAGE is expressed in type I and II EC cell lines and its expression can be modulated by estrogen and tamoxifen exposure, and (iii) by chromatin immunoprecipitation, ER ligands were shown to alter ERα, ERβ and ER co-regulator binding at the RAGE promoter.

The entirety of the Chromatrap team is thrilled by the opportunity to contribute to the conference with original research, in addition to exhibiting. Julia herself is enthused in the lead-up to the event: ‘We hope that presenting ChIP data applied in a research project in a prestigious conference such as AACR will attract members of the conference to visit the Chromatrap stand, where they can find out more information on how they may use the range of Chromatrap products in their field of research.’

Chromatrap® is delighted to be a part of this meeting and to have the opportunity to hear from the extensive array of speakers attending the event. The team is looking forward to forming new connections with researchers from all over the world who will be in attendance.


Overview of the AACR Annual Meeting

Who: American Association for Cancer Research

When: April 1-5, 2017

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

What: The AACR Annual Meeting highlights work of the best cancer science and medical institutions all over the world. Attendees are invited to stretch their boundaries, form collaborations, attend sessions outside their own areas of expertise, and learn how to apply exciting new concepts, tools, and techniques to their own research.


Don’t forget to let us know in advance if you are thinking of attending the event and if you have any particular questions that you want to ask our team!