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Identification of SRGAP2 as a potential oncogene and a prognostic biomarker in hepatocellular carcinoma.

Life Sci 2021 May 10:119592. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Gastroenterology, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China; Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. Electronic address:

Background: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the common malignancies worldwide. Slit-Robo GTPase-activating proteins (SRGAPs) have been shown to regulate the occurrence and development of various tumors. However, their specific roles in HCC remain elusive. Read More

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Endometrial epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) by menstruation-related inflammatory factors during hypoxia.

Mol Hum Reprod 2021 May 13. Epub 2021 May 13.

Department of Endocrine Pharmacology, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Tokyo, 192-0392, Japan.

Endometriosis is characterised by inflammation and fibrotic changes. Our previous study using a mouse model showed that proinflammatory factors present in peritoneal hemorrhage exacerbated inflammation in endometriosis-like grafts, at least in part through the activation of prostaglandin (PG) E2 receptor and protease-activated receptor (PAR). In addition, hypoxia is a well-known inducer of fibrosis that may be associated with epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Read More

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Cryptotanshinone, a novel PDK 4 inhibitor, suppresses bladder cancer cell invasiveness via the mTOR/β‑catenin/N‑cadherin axis.

Int J Oncol 2021 Jul 13;59(1). Epub 2021 May 13.

Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Shiga University of Medical Science, Setatsukinowa‑cho, Otsu, Shiga 520‑2192, Japan.

The phosphorylation of pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) by pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase (PDK) 4 inhibits its ability to induce a glycolytic shift. PDK4 expression is upregulated in various types of human cancer. Because PDK4 regulation is critical for metabolic changes in cancer cells, it is an attractive target for cancer therapy given its ability to shift glucose metabolism. Read More

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MicroRNA‑198 suppresses tumour growth and metastasis in oral squamous cell carcinoma by targeting CDK4.

Int J Oncol 2021 Jul 13;59(1). Epub 2021 May 13.

Department of Emergency and Oral Medicine, School and Hospital of Stomatology, China Medical University, Liaoning Provincial Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, Shenyang, Liaoning 110002, P.R. China.

MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miR) often contribute to the progression of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) via the regulation of mRNA. The present study aimed to investigate the role of miR‑198 in OSCC pathogenesis and explore the underlying mechanism. Reverse transcription‑quantitative (RT‑q)PCR was performed to determine miR‑198 expression in OSCC tissues and cell lines, and univariate and multivariate analyses were applied to evaluate the survival of patients with OSCC. Read More

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circBANP promotes colorectal cancer growth and metastasis via sponging let-7d-5p to modulate HMGA1/Wnt/β-catenin signaling.

Mol Ther Oncolytics 2021 Jun 23;21:119-133. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Department of General Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210000, Jiangsu Province, P.R. China.

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common and deadly cancers, and the incidence of CRC is on the rise. Due to the lack of early diagnosis method and high metastasis of the disease, the prognosis of CRC remains very poor. Exploring the underlying molecular mechanisms of CRC is very necessary for effective therapy. Read More

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Expression and prognostic value of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and cancer stem cellmarkersin primary lesions and liver metastases of colorectal cancers.

Oncol Lett 2021 Jul 27;22(1):499. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Department of Medical Oncology, Cancer Center, The State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China Hospital, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, P.R. China.

Cancer stem cells (CSCs) and epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers are considered useful indicators associated with metastasis and prognosis of colorectal cancers (CRCs). However, only a few studies have focused on the expression of these useful markers in metastases. Metastasectomy is widely used in advanced CRCs, and thus the postoperative prognostic factors are worth investigating. Read More

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The inhibitory effect of silencing CDCA3 on migration and proliferation in bladder urothelial carcinoma.

Cancer Cell Int 2021 May 12;21(1):257. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Urology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.

Background: CDCA3 is an important component of the E3 ligase complex with SKP1 and CUL1, which could regulate the progress of cell mitosis. CDCA3 has been widely identified as a proto-oncogene in multiple human cancers, however, its role in promoting human bladder urothelial carcinoma has not been fully elucidated.

Methods: Bioinformatic methods were used to analyze the expression level of CDCA3 in human bladder urothelial carcinoma tissues and the relationship between its expression level and key clinical characteristics. Read More

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Slow-Cycling (Dormant) Cancer Cells in Therapy Resistance, Cancer Relapse and Metastasis.

Semin Cancer Biol 2021 May 9. Epub 2021 May 9.

Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY, 14263, USA; Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Smithville, TX, 78957, USA. Electronic address:

It is increasingly appreciated that cancer cell heterogeneity and plasticity constitute major barriers to effective clinical treatments and long-term therapeutic efficacy. Research in the past two decades suggest that virtually all treatment-naive human cancers harbor subsets of cancer cells that possess many of the cardinal features of normal stem cells. Such stem-like cancer cells, operationally defined as cancer stem cells (CSCs), are frequently quiescent and dynamically change and evolve during tumor progression and therapeutic interventions. Read More

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LncRNA LINC00958 activates mTORC1/P70S6K signalling pathway to promotes epithelial-mesenchymal transition process in the hepatocellular carcinoma.

Cancer Invest 2021 May 12:1-25. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Infectious Diseases, QingDao No.6 People's Hospital, Qingdao, Shandong, 266033, P.R. China.

The study aimed to investigate the influence of LINC00958 on EMT process of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In our study, The LINC00958 was up-regulated in HCC tissues and cell lines. LINC00958 silencing inhibited cell proliferation, migration, and EMT process of HCC. Read More

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E-cadherin and N-cadherin Immunohistochemical Expression in Proliferating Urothelial Lesions: Potential Novel Cancer Predictive EMT Profiles.

Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Surgical Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

Cadherin switch (CS) outlined by downregulation of E-cadherin and upregulation of N-cadherin is an established epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) hallmark, being a common signature in wound healing and carcinogenesis. It is intriguing to explore the EMT-associated CS pattern in precancerous phases as well as variably aggressive bladder cancer categories. In this study, we tested CS signified by a reduction in urothelial cells E-cadherin expression and/or aberrant N-cadherin expression in proliferative epithelial changes (PEC) associating inflammation, non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), and muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). Read More

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MiR-3130-5p is an intermediate modulator of 2q33 and influences the invasiveness of lung adenocarcinoma by targeting NDUFS1.

Cancer Med 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

National Institute for Data Science in Health and Medicine, School of Medicine, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China.

Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have reported a handful of loci associated with lung cancer risk, of which the pathogenic pathways are largely unknown. We performed cis-expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) mapping for 376 lung cancer related GWAS loci in 227 TCGA lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) and reported two risk loci as eQTL of miRNA. Among the miRNAs in association with lung cancer risk, we further predicted and validated miR-3130-5p as an intermediate modulator of risk loci 2q33 and the tumor suppressor NDUFS1. Read More

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Chromium (VI) promotes EMT by regulating FLNA in BLCA.

Environ Toxicol 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Tianjin Institute of Urology, The Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China.

Hexavalent chromium (Cr (VI)), which is a recognized human carcinogen, is widely used in industrial production of raw materials. Evidence verifies that environmental contaminants in the urine can induce malignant transformation in the urinary bladder tract, and our data indicate that Cr (VI) could promote the proliferation and migration and inhibit the apoptosis of bladder cancer (BLCA) cells. However, the molecular mechanism remains ambiguous. Read More

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Involvement of LIMK2 in actin cytoskeleton remodeling during the definitive endoderm differentiation.

In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim 2021 May 11. Epub 2021 May 11.

School of Basic Medical Sciences, Southwest Medical University, No.1 Section 1, Xiang Lin Road, Longmatan District, Luzhou, 646000, Sichuan Province, China.

LIM kinases are involved in various cellular events such as migration, cycle, and differentiation, but whether they have a role in the specification of mammalian early endoderm remains unclear. In the present study, we found that depletion of LIMK2 severely inhibited the generation of definitive endoderm (DE) from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and promoted an early neuroectodermal fate. Upon the silencing of LIMK2 during the endodermal differentiation, the assembly of actin stress fibers was disturbed, and the phosphorylation of cofilin was decreased. Read More

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MicroRNA-34a Promotes EMT and Liver Fibrosis in Primary Biliary Cholangitis by Regulating TGF-1/smad Pathway.

J Immunol Res 2021 23;2021:6890423. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Department of Rheumatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China.

Background And Aims: Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is an autoimmune cholestatic liver disease. We found microRNA-34a (miR-34a), as the downstream gene of p53, was overexpressed in some of fibrogenic diseases. In this study, we sought to explore whether miR-34a plays a role in the fibrosis of PBC. Read More

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Dextran Sulfate Effects EMT of Human Gastric Cancer Cells by Reducing HIF-1α/ TGF-β.

J Cancer 2021 12;12(11):3367-3377. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department of Pathology, Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan, Ningxia, P.R. China.

The peritoneal implant metastasis is one of the main pathway and main cause for high mortality for gastric cancer metastasis. Researchs show that epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) playing essential role in modulating gastric cancer metastasis, and the expression of hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) can promote EMT in tumor cells. This research aims to explore the influence and mechanism of Dextran Sulfate (DS) affecting EMT of human gastric cancer. Read More

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LncRNA GAS5 inhibits Invasion and Migration of Lung Cancer through influencing EMT process.

J Cancer 2021 2;12(11):3291-3298. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Fujian Provincial Hospital, Fuzhou, China.

Lung cancer is a malignant tumor in mammary gland epithelium with high morbidity and mortality among women worldwide. Long noncoding RNA GAS5 (GAS5) has been proved to be closely related with tumor progression. However, the influence of GAS5 on lung cancer and the specific mechanism remain unclear. Read More

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High expression of TREM2 promotes EMT via the PI3K/AKT pathway in gastric cancer: bioinformatics analysis and experimental verification.

J Cancer 2021 2;12(11):3277-3290. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Department of Gastroenterology, The First Hospital of Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China.

To date, the pathogenesis of gastric cancer (GC) remains unclear. We combined public database resources and bioinformatics analysis methods, explored some novel genes and verified the experiments to further understand the pathogenesis of GC and to provide a promising target for anti-tumor therapy. We downloaded the chip data related to GC from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database, extracted differentially expressed genes (DEGs), and then determined the key genes in the development of GC via PPI networks and model analysis. Read More

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Combined laser-based X-ray fluorescence and particle-induced X-ray emission for versatile multi-element analysis.

Sci Rep 2021 May 11;11(1):9998. Epub 2021 May 11.

INRS-EMT, 1650 blvd. Lionel-Boulet, Varennes, QC, J3X 1P7, Canada.

Particle and radiation sources are widely employed in manifold applications. In the last decades, the upcoming of versatile, energetic, high-brilliance laser-based sources, as produced by intense laser-matter interactions, has introduced utilization of these sources in diverse areas, given their potential to complement or even outperform existing techniques. In this paper, we show that the interaction of an intense laser with a solid target produces a versatile, non-destructive, fast analysis technique that allows to switch from laser-driven PIXE (Particle-Induced X-ray Emission) to laser-driven XRF (X-ray Fluorescence) within single laser shots, by simply changing the atomic number of the interaction target. Read More

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CircRNA_2646 functions as a ceRNA to promote progression of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma via inhibiting miR-124/PLP2 signaling pathway.

Cell Death Discov 2021 May 11;7(1):99. Epub 2021 May 11.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, 510080, Guangzhou, China.

MicroRNA-124 (miR-124) has been predicted as a tumor suppressor in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). However, factors contributing to miR-124 reduction remain unclear. Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a new family of non-coding RNAs with gene regulatory potential via interacting with miRNAs. Read More

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Long non-coding RNA LINC00649 regulates YES-associated protein 1 (YAP1)/Hippo pathway to accelerate gastric cancer (GC) progression via sequestering miR-16-5p.

Bioengineered 2021 Dec;12(1):1791-1802

Department of Gastroenterology, PKUCare Luzhong Hospital, Zibo, Shandong, China.

Although long non-coding RNA (LncRNA) LINC00649 is reported to be closely associated with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), prostate cancer and colorectal cancer, its role in regulating other types of cancer, such as gastric cancer (GC), has not been studied. This study analyzed the expression status of LINC00649 in GC tissues and cells by performing Real-Time qPCR analysis, and we found that LINC00649 tended to be enriched in cancerous tissues and cells but not in their normal counterparts, which were supported by the data from TCGA dataset. Next, by performing the gain- and loss-of-function experiments, we expectedly found that LINC00649 acted as an oncogene to accelerate GC cell proliferation, migration and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and promote its tumorigenesis . Read More

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December 2021

NLRP3 induces the autocrine secretion of IL-1β to promote epithelial-mesenchymal transition and metastasis in breast cancer.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2021 May 8;560:72-79. Epub 2021 May 8.

Department of Occupational Health and Occupational Medicine, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Tropical Disease Research, School of Public Health, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. Electronic address:

Tumor metastasis is a leading cause of mortality in patients with breast cancer (BC). As a predominant component of inflammasome, Nod-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) was found to be required for tumor progression, while the role of NLRP3 in BC metastasis remains largely undefined. In current study, we found that invasive BC had aberrant upregulation of NLRP3 expression, especially in the claudin-low subtype. Read More

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Epithelial-mesenchymal transition: When tumor cells meet myeloid-derived suppressor cells.

Biochim Biophys Acta Rev Cancer 2021 May 8:188564. Epub 2021 May 8.

Department of Laboratory Medicine, the Affiliated People's Hospital, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China; Department of Immunology, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China. Electronic address:

Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are a heterogeneous myeloid cell population characterized by protumoral functions in the tumor immune network. An increasing number of studies have focused on the biological functions of MDSCs in tumor immunity. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a cellular plasticity process accompanied by a loss of epithelial phenotypes and an acquisition of mesenchymal phenotypes. Read More

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Structured evaluation of stress triggers in prehospital emergency medical care : An analysis by questionnaire regarding the professional groups.

Anaesthesist 2021 May 11. Epub 2021 May 11.

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Straße 1, 30625, Hannover, Germany.

Background: Emergency medical services work in the environment of high responsibility teams and have to act under unpredictable working conditions. Stress occurs and has potential of negative effects on tasks, teamwork, prioritization processes and cognitive control. Stress is not exclusively dictated by the situation-the individuals rate the situation of having the necessary skills that a particular situation demands. Read More

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Immune subgroup analysis for non-small cell lung cancer may be a good choice for evaluating therapeutic efficacy and prognosis.

Aging (Albany NY) 2021 May 11;13. Epub 2021 May 11.

Department of Oncology, Jinan Central Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan 250013, Shandong, P.R. China.

Due to its effectiveness, cancer immunotherapy has attracted widespread attention from clinicians and scientific researchers. Numerous studies have proven that effective stratification of cancer patients would promote the personalized application of immunotherapy. Therefore, we used the transcriptome data of nearly 1,000 patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to construct a new immune subgroup. Read More

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Decoupling epithelial-mesenchymal transitions from stromal profiles by integrative expression analysis.

Nat Commun 2021 May 10;12(1):2592. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is the most commonly cited mechanism for cancer metastasis, but it is difficult to distinguish from profiles of normal stromal cells in the tumour microenvironment. In this study we use published single cell RNA-seq data to directly compare mesenchymal signatures from cancer and stromal cells. Informed by these comparisons, we developed a computational framework to decouple these two sources of mesenchymal expression profiles using bulk RNA-seq datasets. Read More

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Activation of the clock gene TIMELESS by H3k27 acetylation promotes colorectal cancer tumorigenesis by binding to Myosin-9.

J Exp Clin Cancer Res 2021 May 10;40(1):162. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Nanjing Medical University, Xuehai Building, Rm D509, 101 Longmian Avenue, Jiangning District, Nanjing, 211166, China.

Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common tumor characterized by its high mortality. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms that drive CRC tumorigenesis are unclear. Clock genes have important roles in tumor development. Read More

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KSR1-and ERK-dependent translational regulation of the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition.

Elife 2021 May 10;10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Eppley Cancer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, United States.

The epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is considered a transcriptional process that induces a switch in cells from a polarized state to a migratory phenotype. Here we show that KSR1 and ERK promote EMT-like phenotype through the preferential translation of Epithelial-Stromal Interaction 1 (EPSTI1), which is required to induce the switch from E- to N-cadherin and coordinate migratory and invasive behavior. EPSTI1 is overexpressed in human colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. Read More

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A novel lncRNA LOLA1 may predict malignant progression and promote migration, invasion, and EMT of oral leukoplakia via the AKT/GSK-3β pathway.

J Cell Biochem 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Oral Mucosal Diseases, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, College of Stomatology, National Center for Stomatology, National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

Although dysregulation and dysfunction of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been implicated in malignant behavior of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), whether aberrant lncRNAs play a role in the carcinogenesis of oral leukoplakia (OL) as the best-known precursor of OSCC remains undetermined. Differentially expressed lncRNAs in the occurrence and progression of OL were studied by microarray and quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). We found a novel key lncRNA n386251 that we named LOLA1 (lncRNA oral leukoplakia progressed associated 1) in the OL progression. Read More

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The extracellular matrix protein agrin is essential for epicardial epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition during heart development.

Development 2021 May 10;148(9). Epub 2021 May 10.

Burdon-Sanderson Cardiac Science Centre, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PT, UK.

During heart development, epicardial cells residing within the outer layer undergo epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and migrate into the underlying myocardium to support organ growth and morphogenesis. Disruption of epicardial EMT results in embryonic lethality, yet its regulation is poorly understood. Here, we report epicardial EMT within the mesothelial layer of the mouse embryonic heart at ultra-high resolution using scanning electron microscopy combined with immunofluorescence analyses. Read More

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Circulating tumor cells with epithelial-mesenchymal transition markers as potential biomarkers for the diagnosis of lung cancer.

World J Clin Cases 2021 Apr;9(12):2721-2730

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Institute of Surgery Research, Daping Hospital, Army Medical University, Chongqing 400042, China.

Background: Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) can be clustered into three subtypes according to epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers: CTCs with epithelial markers (E-CTCs), CTCs with mesenchymal markers (M-CTCs), and CTCs with both markers (E&M-CTCs). CTC detection has clinical implications in the diagnosis of lung cancer (LC).

Aim: To clarify the diagnostic value of CTCs categorized by EMT markers in LC. Read More

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