33,468 results match your criteria epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition

[Effect of miR-186 targeting E-cadherin on proliferation and metastasis of renal cell carcinoma].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2021 Apr;101(14):1020-1025

Department of Nephrology, Shanxi Provincial People's Hospital, Taiyuan 030012, China.

To investigate the role of miR-186 in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and its molecular mechanism of miR-186 targeting E-cadherin to inhibit cell proliferation and metastasis of RCC. A total of 40 RCC samples which were collected in Shanxi Provincial People's Hospital from January 2015 to January 2019 and four RCC cell lines were measured the expression of miR-186 by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). The effect of miR-186 overexpression on the proliferation, invasion, migration and apoptosis of 786-O cells were detected by cell counting kit-8(CCK-8), colony formation, wound healing and Transwell assay and flow cytometric analysis. Read More

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An update on the role of miR-379 in human disorders.

Biomed Pharmacother 2021 Apr 9;139:111553. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Skull Base Research Center, Loghman Hakim Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

miR-379 is a miRNA transcribed from the MIR379 locus on 14q32.31. This miRNA is located in an evolutionarily conserved miRNA cluster in an imprinted region that contains DLK1 and DIO3 genes. Read More

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Transcriptional signatures underlying dynamic phenotypic switching and novel disease biomarkers in a linear cellular model of melanoma progression.

Neoplasia 2021 Apr 9;23(4):439-455. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Pharmacology Department, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address:

Despite advances in therapeutics, the progression of melanoma to metastasis still confers a poor outcome to patients. Nevertheless, there is a scarcity of biological models to understand cellular and molecular changes taking place along disease progression. Here, we characterized the transcriptome profiles of a multi-stage murine model of melanoma progression comprising a nontumorigenic melanocyte lineage (melan-a), premalignant melanocytes (4C), nonmetastatic (4C11-) and metastasis-prone (4C11+) melanoma cells. Read More

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TWIST1-mediated transcriptional activation of PDGFRβ in breast cancer stem cells promotes tumorigenesis and metastasis.

Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Basis Dis 2021 Apr 9:166141. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Department of Applied Biology, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Uppal Road, Tarnaka, Hyderabad -500 007, TS 500 007, India; Academy of Science and Innovative Research (AcSIR), Ghaziabad, UP - 201 002, India. Electronic address:

Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients often exhibit poor prognosis and breast cancer relapse due to metastasis. This results in secondary tumor generation at distant-unrelated organs that account for the majority of breast cancer-related deaths. Although breast cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been attributed to metastasis, a mechanistic understanding is essential for developing therapeutic interventions to combat breast cancer relapse. Read More

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Notch-1 and Notch-3 Mediates Hypoxia-Induced Synovial Fibroblasts Activation in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Arthritis Rheumatol 2021 Apr 12. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Center for Translational Medicine Research and Development, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.

Objective: To fully understand the molecular mechanism of hypoxia-induced rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblast cell (RASFC) activation via Notch-1 and Notch-3 signalling, and to evaluate its potential as a therapeutic target.

Methods: Notch-1 and Notch-3 intracellular domain (N1ICD), Notch-3 intracellular domain (N3ICD), and hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) were detected in RA synovial tissues via immunohistology. RASFC were cultured under hypoxic and normoxic conditions with or without small interfering RNAs, and N1ICD and N3ICD were overexpressed under normoxic conditions. Read More

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Non-small cell lung cancer with MET exon 14 skipping alteration responding to immunotherapy: a case report.

Ann Transl Med 2021 Mar;9(5):424

Department of Thoracic Surgery/Oncology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, State Key Laboratory and National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou, China.

Immunotherapy has been proved to be a promising candidate for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Despite MET mutations are regarded as an independent factor of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) high expression, the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) across NSCLC harboring Mesenchymal-epithelial transition factor exon 14 skipping alteration (METex14) is still uncleared. Moreover, when the resistance of PD-1 antibody occurs, the questions of how to interpret the resistance and how to overcome the resistance are worth exploring. Read More

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The Impact of Non-coding RNAs in the Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition.

Front Mol Biosci 2021 26;8:665199. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Department of Medical Genetics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a course of action that enables a polarized epithelial cell to undertake numerous biochemical alterations that allow it to adopt features of mesenchymal cells such as high migratory ability, invasive properties, resistance to apoptosis, and importantly higher-order formation of extracellular matrix elements. EMT has important roles in implantation and gastrulation of the embryo, inflammatory reactions and fibrosis, and transformation of cancer cells, their invasiveness and metastatic ability. Regarding the importance of EMT in the invasive progression of cancer, this process has been well studies in in this context. Read More

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Overcoming Chemoresistance via Extracellular Vesicle Inhibition.

Front Mol Biosci 2021 24;8:629874. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

PAP Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Gadong, Brunei.

With the ever-growing number of cancer deaths worldwide, researchers have been working hard to identify the key reasons behind the failure of cancer therapies so the efficacy of those therapies may be improved. Based on extensive research activities and observations done by researchers, chemoresistance has been identified as a major contributor to the drastic number of deaths among cancer patients. Several factors have been linked to formation of chemoresistance, such as chemotherapy drug efflux, immunosuppression, and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Read More

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CircRNA_100395 Carried by Exosomes From Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Inhibits the Malignant Transformation of Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Through the miR-141-3p-LATS2 Axis.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 25;9:663147. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Department of Medical Oncology, Shulan (Hangzhou) Hospital, Affiliated to Shulan International Medical College, Zhejiang Shuren University, Hangzhou, China.

Objective: The specific purpose of this study is to investigate the impact exosomes from adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cell (AMSC) has on non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) and the relative applications.

Methods: circ_100395, miR-141-3p, and LATS2 were expressed and detected in NSCLC and paracancerous tissues as well as NSCLC cell lines. Pearson correlation analysis, Dual-Luciferase Reporter Assay and RNA pull-down assay were used to validate their expression and interaction, respectively. Read More

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Identification of Stemness-Related Genes for Cervical Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Endocervical Adenocarcinoma by Integrated Bioinformatics Analysis.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 25;9:642724. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Department of Orthopedics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China.

Background: Invasion and metastasis of cervical cancer are the main factors affecting the prognosis of patients with cervical squamous cell carcinoma (CESC). Therefore, it is of vital importance to find novel biomarkers that are associated with CESC invasion and metastasis, which will aid in the amelioration of individualized therapeutic methods for advanced patients.

Methods: The gene expression profiles of 10 metastatic and 116 non-metastatic samples were downloaded from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), where differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were defined. Read More

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CircRNA circ_0092314 Induces Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition of Pancreatic Cancer Cells Elevating the Expression of S100P by Sponging miR-671.

Front Oncol 2021 25;11:675442. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Department of Oncology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

Background: Circular RNAs (circRNAs) is a novel class of non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression during cancer progression. Circ_0092314 is a newly discovered circRNA that was upregulated in pancreatic cancer (PAAD) tissues. However, the detailed functions and underlying mechanisms of circ_0092314 in PAAD cells remain unclear. Read More

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The Role of CD276 in Cancers.

Front Oncol 2021 26;11:654684. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Department of Urology, Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

Objective: Aberrant expression of the immune checkpoint molecule, CD276, also known as B7-H3, is associated with tumorigenesis. In this review, we aim to comprehensively describe the role of CD276 in malignancies and its potential therapeutic effect.

Data Sources: Database including PubMed, EMbase, Cochrane Library, CNKI, and Clinical Trails. Read More

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TET2 mediated demethylation is involved in the protective effect of triptolide on podocytes.

Am J Transl Res 2021 15;13(3):1233-1244. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Department of Nephrology, Guang Xing Hospital Affiliated to Zhejiang Chinese Medical University Hangzhou, China.

The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is usually considered the central mechanism of podocyte injury that eventually leads to proteinuria. We used an TGF-β1 induced podocyte EMT model and an rat focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) model to uncover the mechanism underlying the protective effect of triptolide (TP) on podocytes. We found that TP could reverse the podocyte EMT process and upregulate the expression of TET2 in the TGF-β1-induced podocyte injury model. Read More

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Antiaging gene Klotho regulates epithelial-mesenchymal transition and increases sensitivity to pemetrexed by inducing lipocalin-2 expression.

Oncol Lett 2021 May 28;21(5):418. Epub 2021 Mar 28.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo 113-8603, Japan.

Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is considered to serve an important role in the metastatic/invasive ability of cancer cells, in the acquisition of drug resistance, and in metabolic reprogramming. In the present study, it was hypothesized that the Klotho gene is involved in the metastatic/invasive ability of lung cancer. We previously reported an association between Klotho expression and overall survival in patients with small cell lung cancer and large cell neuroendocrine cancer. Read More

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Prolonged Exposure to Platelet Activating Factor Transforms Breast Epithelial Cells.

Front Genet 2021 25;12:634938. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Department of Biology, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India.

Lipid species are known to have various biological functions owing to their structural differences, and each of them possesses a specific role to play depending upon their location and distribution in the cell. Some of these lipids interact with proteins on the cell membrane and acts as second messengers. The level of lipid mediators is generally maintained in the cell by feedback mechanisms; however, their improper degradation or enhanced production leads to their accumulation in the tumor microenvironment and disturbs the homeostasis of the cell. Read More

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Carbon nanotubes promote alveolar macrophages toward M2 polarization mediated epithelial-mesenchymal transition and fibroblast-to-myofibroblast transdifferentiation.

Nanotoxicology 2021 Apr 10:1-17. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Department of Occupational Health and Environment Health, School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, PR China.

With substantial progress of nanotechnology, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are widely used in a variety of industrial and commercial applications. There is rising concern about potential adverse health effects, such as pulmonary fibrosis, related to inhalation of CNTs. The detailed cellular and molecular mechanisms of pulmonary fibrosis induced by CNTs are still not clear. Read More

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Differential Expression of Potential Biomarkers of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Development.

Head Neck Pathol 2021 Apr 11. Epub 2021 Apr 11.

Departamento de Patologia, Programa de Pós-Graduação Em Biotecnologia, Centro de Ciências da Saúde - Universidade Federal do Espírito santo, Av. Marechal Campos, 1468 Maruípe, Vitoria, Espírito Santo, 29.043-900, Brazil.

To evaluate molecular epithelial changes, we investigated whether a profile of survivin, cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor 2A (CDKN2A), epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), polo like kinase 1 (PLK1), p63, p40 (Δnp63 isoform), cyclin D1 (CCND1) and BCL2 apoptosis regulator (BCL2) proteins could predict malignant transformation. Different tissue segments (tumor adjacent epithelium; dysplasia and tumor) from a total of 109 patients were analyzed by immunohistochemistry. An increased expression of survivin (p < 0. Read More

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Discovery of amivantamab (JNJ-61186372), a bispecific antibody targeting EGFR and MET.

J Biol Chem 2021 Apr 8:100641. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Janssen Research & Development, Spring House, PA, USA. Electronic address:

A bispecific antibody (BsAb) targeting the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and mesenchymal-epithelial transition factor (MET) pathways represents a novel approach to overcome resistance to targeted therapies in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. In this study, we sequentially screened a panel of BsAbs in a combinatorial approach to select the optimal bispecific molecule. The BsAbs were derived from different EGFR and MET parental monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). Read More

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Narrative review of the influence of diabetes mellitus and hyperglycemia on colorectal cancer risk and oncological outcomes.

Transl Oncol 2021 Apr 7;14(7):101089. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, No. 100 Tzyou 1st Road, Kaohsiung City 807, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan; Graduate Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan; Center for Cancer Research, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Center for Liquid Biopsy and Cohort Research, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Diabetes mellitus (DM) and hyperglycemia have been shown to have significant effects on the incidence, chemoresistance, and prognosis of colorectal cancer (CRC), as well as the outcomes of localized and metastatic CRC. Inflammation and endocrine effects may act as central mechanisms of DM and cancer and stimulate the insulin-like growth factor 1-phosphoinositide 3-kinase-Akt-mammalian target of rapamycin (IGF-1-PI3K-AKT-mTOR) pathway. Dysregulation of the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) pathway leads to metabolic imbalance and indicates cancer risk. Read More

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High-Fat Diet Drives an Aggressive Pancreatic Cancer Phenotype.

J Surg Res 2021 Apr 7;264:163-172. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Surgery, Charleston, South Carolina; Department of Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, South Carolina; Department of Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina. Electronic address:

Background: Emerging evidence indicates associations between high-fat diet (HFD), metabolic syndrome (MetS), and increased risk of pancreatic cancer. However, individual components of an HFD that increase cancer risk have not been isolated. In addition, a specific pattern of cytokine elevation by which MetS drives pancreatic tumor progression is not well described. Read More

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FABP5 enhances malignancies of lower-grade gliomas via canonical activation of NF-κB signaling.

J Cell Mol Med 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Department of Neurosurgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China.

Low-grade gliomas (LGGs) are grade III gliomas based on the WHO classification with significant genetic heterogeneity and clinical properties. Traditional histological classification of gliomas has been challenged by the improvement of molecular stratification; however, the reproducibility and diagnostic accuracy of LGGs classification still remain poor. Herein, we identified fatty acid binding protein 5 (FABP5) as one of the most enriched genes in malignant LGGs and elevated FABP5 revealed severe outcomes in LGGs. Read More

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Cancer Stem Cell-Targeted Therapeutic Approaches for Overcoming Trastuzumab Resistance in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer.

Stem Cells 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Research Unit of Oral Carcinogenesis and Management, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, People's Republic of China.

Application of the anti-HER2 drug trastuzumab has significantly improved the prognosis of patients with the HER2-positive subtype of breast cancer. However, 50% of patients with HER2 amplification relapse due to trastuzumab resistance. Accumulating evidence indicates that breast cancer is driven by a small subset of cancer-initiating cells or breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs), which have the capacity to self-renew and differentiate to regenerate the tumor cell hierarchy. Read More

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Aging-related tumor associated fibroblasts changes could worsen the prognosis of GBM patients.

Cancer Cell Int 2020 Oct 8;20(1):489. Epub 2020 Oct 8.

Department of Neurosurgery, Sanbo Brain Hospital, Capital Medical University, Xiangshanyikesong 50#, HaiDian District, Beijing, 100093, China.

Background: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most malignant tumor in human brain, with highly heterogeneity among different patients. Age could function as an incidence and prognosis risk factor for many tumors.

Method: A series of bioinformatic experiments were conducted to evaluate the differences of incidence, differential expressed genes, enriched pathways with the data from Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program, the cancer genome atlas (TCGA) and Chinese glioma genome atlas (CGGA) project. Read More

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Hexokinase 2 discerns a novel circulating tumor cell population associated with poor prognosis in lung cancer patients.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2021 Mar;118(11)

Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA 98109;

Unlike other epithelial cancer types, circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are less frequently detected in the peripheral blood of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients using epithelial marker-based detection approaches despite the aggressive nature of NSCLC. Here, we demonstrate hexokinase-2 (HK2) as a metabolic function-associated marker for the detection of CTCs. In 59 NSCLC patients bearing cytokeratin-positive (CK) primary tumors, HK2 enables resolving cytokeratin-negative (HK2/CK) CTCs as a prevalent population in about half of the peripheral blood samples with positive CTC counts. Read More

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Germacrone improves liver fibrosis by regulating the PI3K/AKT/mTOR signalling pathway.

Cell Biol Int 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Molecular Pharmacology Research Center, School of Pharmaceutical Science, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, ZheJiang, 325035, China.

Liver fibrosis is a primary threat to public health, owing to limited therapeutic options. Germacrone (GM) has been shown to exert various curative effects against human diseases, including liver injury. The aim of this study was to investigate the pharmacological effects of GM in the pathophysiology of hepatic fibrosis and determine its potential mechanisms of action. Read More

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Dihydrocapsaicin Inhibits Cell Proliferation and Metastasis in Melanoma Down-regulating β-Catenin Pathway.

Front Oncol 2021 23;11:648052. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

State Key Laboratory of Silkworm Genome Biology, Southwest University, Chongqing, China.

Dihydrocapsaicin (DHC) is one of the main components of capsaicinoids in Capsicum. It has been reported that DHC exerts anti-cancer effects on diverse malignant tumors, such as colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and glioma. However, studies focused on the effect of DHC upon melanoma have rarely been done. Read More

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Circulating miR-320a Acts as a Tumor Suppressor and Prognostic Factor in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.

Front Oncol 2021 23;11:645475. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Department of Zoology, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India.

Dysregulated expression profiles of microRNAs (miRNAs) have been observed in several types of cancer, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); however, the diagnostic and prognostic potential of circulating miRNAs in NSCLC remains largely undefined. Here we found that circulating miR-320a was significantly down-regulated (~5.87-fold; < 0. Read More

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Long Noncoding RNA LINC00857 Promotes Proliferation, Migration, and Invasion of Colorectal Cancer Cell through miR-1306/Vimentin Axis.

Comput Math Methods Med 2021 23;2021:5525763. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Anhui Provincial Cancer Hospital (West District, The First Affiliated Hospital of USTC, Division of Life Sciences and Medicine, University of Science and Technology of China), Hefei, Anhui 230031, China.

Colorectal cancer is a commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related death which still increasing in many countries. The lack of biomarkers for early detection and clinic treatment results in high morbidity and mortality. The novel role of long noncoding RNA LINC00857 on cell proliferation migration and invasion was explored in this article. Read More

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ARHGEF10L Promotes Cervical Tumorigenesis via RhoA-Mediated Signaling.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2021 24;2021:6683264. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Medical Research Center of the Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250014, China.

Background: Rho guanine nucleotide exchange factor 10-like protein (ARHGEF10L) is a member of the guanine nucleotide exchange factor family, which regulates Rho GTPase activities, thus contributing to tumorigenesis. Our previous study demonstrated a strong association between the ARHGEF10L gene and the risk of cervical carcinoma. This study investigated the pathogenic role and mechanism of ARHGEF10L in cervical tumors. Read More

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miR-944 Suppresses EGF-Induced EMT in Colorectal Cancer Cells by Directly Targeting GATA6.

Onco Targets Ther 2021 31;14:2311-2325. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery & Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery, The First Hospital, China Medical University, Shenyang, 110001, Liaoning, People's Republic of China.

Background: miR-944 belongs to the MicroRNAs family, as shown in our previous study, and is essential in the colorectal cancer (CRC) progression. It is negatively associated with invasion depth and lymph node status. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is essential in tumor invasion and metastasis. Read More

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