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NCBI Gene PubMed Count 53
Grant Count 21
R01 Count 20
Funding $1,785,149.44
PubMed Score 58.05
PubTator Score 136.56

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  Differential Expression (5)

Disease log2 FC p
psoriasis -1.700 0.000
osteosarcoma -2.210 0.000
lung cancer 1.100 0.007
group 3 medulloblastoma 1.200 0.027
Pick disease -1.100 0.000

Gene RIF (33)

26529233 Data suggest DFF40 expression in breast cancer cell line is involved in drug sensitivity/resistance to doxorubicin; apoptotic cell death due to doxorubicin (a topoisomerase II inhibitor) is enhanced by DFF40 overexpression in breast cancer cell line.
26106156 Data show that the caspase-activated DNase (CAD) is activated when caspases cleave its endogenous inhibitor ICAD, resulting in the characteristic DNA laddering of apoptosis.
25086620 Combinatorial use of some sulfonamides such as acetazolamide along with increased expression of DFF40 can potently kill tumor cells via apoptosis.
24838313 DFF40/CAD-independent mechanism driving conformational nuclear changes during caspase-dependent cell death
23430749 the highest order of chromatin compaction observed in the later steps of caspase-dependent apoptosis relies on DFF40/CAD-mediated DNA damage by generating 3'-OH ends in single-strand rather than double-strand DNA nicks/breaks
23229555 These results suggest a cooperative activity between CAD and DNAS1L3 to accomplish internucleosomal DNA fragmentation .
22609799 Human papillomavirus type 16 E6 protein inhibits DNA fragmentation via interaction with DNA fragmentation factor 40
22253444 the cytosolic levels of DFF40/CAD are determinants in achieving a complete apoptotic phenotype, including oligonucleosomal DNA degradation.
22023725 During apoptotic rearrangement of interchromatin granule clusters, the nuclear matrix (NuMa rearrangement) and chromatin are closely associated. This process occurs in defined stages and depends on the activity of protein phosphatases, caspases and CAD.
22011247 Data show that among the 13 SNPs in the 3 genes, only 3 were found to be polymorphic: R196K and K277R in the DFFB gene, and S12L in the EndoG gene, and all 6 SNPs in the FEN-1 gene were entirely monoallelic.

AA Sequence


Text Mined References (56)

PMID Year Title
26529233 2015 Sensitization of breast cancer cells to doxorubicin via stable cell line generation and overexpression of DFF40.
26106156 2015 Engineered cellular gene-replacement platform for selective and inducible proteolytic profiling.
25086620 2014 Stable overexpression of DNA fragmentation factor in T-47D cells: sensitization of breast cancer cells to apoptosis in response to acetazolamide and sulfabenzamide.
24838313 2014 Caspase-activated DNase is necessary and sufficient for oligonucleosomal DNA breakdown, but not for chromatin disassembly during caspase-dependent apoptosis of LN-18 glioblastoma cells.
23720494 2013 Genome-wide association study identifies loci affecting blood copper, selenium and zinc.
23430749 2013 Chromatin collapse during caspase-dependent apoptotic cell death requires DNA fragmentation factor, 40-kDa subunit-/caspase-activated deoxyribonuclease-mediated 3'-OH single-strand DNA breaks.
23229555 2013 Apoptotic DNA fragmentation may be a cooperative activity between caspase-activated deoxyribonuclease and the poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-regulated DNAS1L3, an endoplasmic reticulum-localized endonuclease that translocates to the nucleus during apoptosis.
22814378 2012 N-terminal acetylome analyses and functional insights of the N-terminal acetyltransferase NatB.
22609799 2012 Human papillomavirus type 16 E6 protein inhibits DNA fragmentation via interaction with DNA fragmentation factor 40.
22253444 2012 Apoptotic DNA degradation into oligonucleosomal fragments, but not apoptotic nuclear morphology, relies on a cytosolic pool of DFF40/CAD endonuclease.