High-grade gliomas (HGGs) are incurable brain tumors that are characterized by the presence of glioma-initiating cells (GICs). GICs are essential to tumor aggressiveness and retain the capacity for self-renewal and multilineage differentiation as long as they reside in the perivascular niche. ID proteins are master regulators of stemness and anchorage to the extracellular niche microenvironment, suggesting that they may play a role in maintaining GICs. Here, we modeled the probable therapeutic impact of ID inactivation in HGG by selective ablation of
Francesco Niola, Xudong Zhao, Devendra Singh, Ryan Sullivan, Angelica Castano, Antonio Verrico, Pietro Zoppoli, Dinorah Friedmann-Morvinski, Erik Sulman, Lindy Barrett, Yuan Zhuang, Inder Verma, Robert Benezra, Ken Aldape, Antonio Iavarone, Anna Lasorella
HGG arising in mice injected with Ras-V12-IRES-Cre-ER-shp53 lentivirus.