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Expression of angiogenesis-related proteins in bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells induced by osteoprotegerin during osteogenic differentiation in rats.

Wei Wang Bo Wang

Int Immunopharmacol 2021 Jun 9;98:107821. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030, Hubei, China. Electronic address:

This study aimed to discuss the expression of angiogenesis-related proteins in bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) induced by osteoprotegerin (OGP) during osteogenic differentiation in rats, and to analyze the effect of fracture healing inflammatory factor TNF-ɑ on the osteogenic differentiation of BMSCs of rats. BMSCs isolated and cultured from the third generation rats were taken as the research object. According to the addition amount of OGP, BMSCs were divided into control group, OGP (10 mol/L) group, OGP (10 mol/L) group, and OGP (10 mol/L) group. Read More

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MiR-486-3p promotes osteogenic differentiation of BMSC by targeting CTNNBIP1 and activating the Wnt/β-catenin pathway.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2021 Jun 8;566:59-66. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Orthopedics, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, 415 Fengyang Road, Shanghai, 200003, PR China. Electronic address:

Background: Dysfunction in the osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) leads to bone loss/osteoporosis. The catenin beta interacting protein 1 (CTNNBIP1) is an inhibitor of Wnt/β-catenin signaling, whose role in osteogenesis remains elusive. This study aimed to reveal the effects of miR-486-3p/CTNNBIP1 in osteogenesis. Read More

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Root cause determination of intraperitoneal catheter obstructions: Insulin amyloid aggregates vs foreign body reaction.

J Control Release 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Connecticut, 69 N Eagleville Road U3092, Storrs, CT 06269, USA. Electronic address:

Continuous intraperitoneal insulin infusion, from an implanted insulin pump connected to a catheter that delivers insulin directly to the peritoneal cavity has many clinical advantages for patients with Type 1 diabetes. However, the ongoing incidence of catheter obstructions remains a barrier to the widespread use of this therapy. To date, the root cause of these obstructions remains unknown. Read More

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Tbx18-positive cells-derived myofibroblasts contribute to renal interstitial fibrosis via transforming growth factor-β signaling.

Exp Cell Res 2021 Jun 9:112682. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Cardiology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China. Electronic address:

It has been demonstrated that the T-box family transcription factor 18 (Tbx18) -positive cells give rise to renal mesenchymal cells and contribute to the development of the urinary system. However, it is unclear whether Tbx18-positive cells are the origin of the myofibroblasts during renal fibrosis. The present study aimed to determine the contribution of Tbx18-positive cells in kidney fibrosis and their underlying mechanism. Read More

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Alpha lipoic acid priming enhances the hepatoprotective effect of adipose derived stem cells in CCl4 induced hepatic injury in-vitro.

Eur J Pharmacol 2021 Jun 9;906:174201. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of Punjab, 87-West Canal Bank Road, Lahore, Pakistan; Jinnah Burn & Reconstructive Surgery Centre, Lahore, Pakistan. Electronic address:

Mesenchymal stem cells are known to support hepatic defense against liver fibrosis. However, the fibrosis induced oxidative microenvironment affects the proliferative, regenerative, and angiogenic properties of mesenchymal stem cells. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a strong anti-oxidant which has been shown to ameliorate the adverse effects of fibrosis that otherwise can lead to severe liver problems like cirrhosis and liver failure. Read More

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Upregulation of centromere protein K is crucial for lung adenocarcinoma cell viability and invasion.

Adv Clin Exp Med 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Medical Laboratory, Second Affiliated Hospital of Mudanjiang Medical University, China.

Background: Identification of functional genes or biomarkers may be helpful for developing new treatment strategies in lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD). The centromere protein K (CENPK) gene has been discovered to be overexpressed and could influence tumor progression in several tumor types. However, its role in LUAD has never been revealed. Read More

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Baicalein modulates the radiosensitivity of cervical cancer cells in vitro via miR-183 and the JAK2/STAT3 signaling pathway.

Adv Clin Exp Med 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Radiation Oncology, The Second Hospital of Dalian Medical University, China.

Background: Increasing radiosensitivity of cancer cells can enhance the efficacy of cervical cancer treatment.

Objectives: This study evaluated the potential roles and mechanism of baicalein in regulating the radiosensitivity of cervical cancer cells in vitro.

Material And Methods: Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) was used to assess miR-183 expression in End1/E6E7 cells, Hela cells and Hela cells irradiated with X-ray (0 Gy, 1 Gy, 3 Gy, 5 Gy, and 10 Gy). Read More

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The extracellular matrix proteins type I collagen, type III collagen, fibronectin, and laminin 421 stimulate migration of cancer cells.

FASEB J 2021 Jul;35(7):e21692

Division Signaling and Functional Genomics, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany.

For metastasis formation, individual cells from a primary tumor must migrate toward other tissues. The aim of this study was to determine if mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) from human bone marrow are able to emit signals that induce this migratory activity in cancer cells. We separated the supernatant of MSCs derived from human bone marrow by size-exclusion and ion-exchange chromatography and have subsequently studied the migratory behavior of the prostate cancer cell line PC3 and the breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-231 toward the respective fractions in a transwell migration assay. Read More

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Mesenchymal Stem Cells: A Novel Therapeutic Approach to Enhance Protective Immunomodulation and Erythropoietic Recovery in Malaria.

Stem Cell Rev Rep 2021 Jun 12. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Parasite-Host Biology, National Institute of Malaria Research, Sector-8, Dwarka, New Delhi, 110077, India.

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are self-renewing, multi-potent heterogeneous stem cells that display strong tissue protective and restorative properties by differentiating into cells of the mesodermal lineages. In addition to multi-lineage differentiation capacity, MSCs play important roles in regulating immune responses, inflammation, and tissue regeneration. MSCs play a role in the outcome of the pathogenesis of several infectious diseases. Read More

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Injectable Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Laden Matrigel Microspheres for Endometrium Repair and Regeneration.

Adv Biol (Weinh) 2021 Jun 12:e2000202. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI), Tsinghua University, Shenzhen, 518055, China.

Endometrial injury and intrauterine adhesions are increasingly reported in recent years; however, treatment options remain limited. Intravenous injection of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for endometrium regeneration has limited effectiveness as the retention rate of transplanted cells is low. Hydrogel-based tissue-engineered solutions, such as MSC-seeded bioscaffolds, are reported to increase retention rates; however, a less invasive alternative is still desirable. Read More

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Patients with stage II of the knee osteoarthritis most likely benefit from the intra-articular injections of autologous adipose tissue-from 2 years of follow-up studies.

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rehasport Clinic, Poznan, Poland.

Background: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a common, chronic, progressive and degenerative disease which affects patients' quality of life and may cause disability and social isolation. OA is a huge economic burden for the patient and a large strain for the whole healthcare system. Articular cartilage has a small potential to repair, with progressively more clinicians emphasizing cellular therapy. Read More

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Oroxylin A inhibits the migration of hepatocellular carcinoma cells by inducing NAG-1 expression.

Acta Pharmacol Sin 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines, School of Basic Medicine and Clinical Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 211198, China.

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most prevalent liver cancer, is considered one of the most lethal malignancies with a dismal outcome mainly due to frequent intrahepatic and distant metastasis. In the present study, we demonstrated that oroxylin A, a natural product extracted from Scutellaria radix, significantly inhibits transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1)-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and metastasis in HCC. Oroxylin A blocked the TGF-β1/Smad signaling via upregulating the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug-activated gene-1 (NAG-1) expression. Read More

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Tailored generation of insulin producing cells from canine mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow and adipose tissue.

Sci Rep 2021 Jun 11;11(1):12409. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Veterinary Pharmacology and Stem Cell Research Laboratory, Veterinary Stem Cell and Bioengineering Innovation Center (VSCBIC), Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

The trend of regenerative therapy for diabetes in human and veterinary practices has conceptually been proven according to the Edmonton protocol and animal models. Establishing an alternative insulin-producing cell (IPC) resource for further clinical application is a challenging task. This study investigated IPC generation from two practical canine mesenchymal stem cells (cMSCs), canine bone marrow-derived MSCs (cBM-MSCs) and canine adipose-derived MSCs (cAD-MSCs). Read More

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Multiple functions of reversine on the biological characteristics of sheep fibroblasts.

Sci Rep 2021 Jun 11;11(1):12365. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

School of Laboratory Medicine, School of Life Sciences, Bengbu Medical College, Bengbu, 233000, China.

Previous reports have demonstrated that Reversine can reverse differentiation of lineage-committed cells to mesenchymal stem cells and suppress tumors growth. However, the molecular mechanisms of antitumor activity and promoting cellular dedifferentiation for reversine have not yet been clearly elucidated. In the present study, it was demonstrated that reversine of 5 μM could induce multinucleated cells through cytokinesis failure rather than just arrested in G2 or M phase. Read More

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Senolytics improve bone forming potential of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells from aged mice.

NPJ Regen Med 2021 Jun 11;6(1):34. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

UConn Center on Aging, Farmington, CT, USA.

The osteogenic potential of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) declines dramatically with aging. By using a calvarial defect model, we showed that a senolytic cocktail (dasatinib+quercetin; D + Q) improved osteogenic capacity of aged BMSC both in vitro and in vivo. The study presented a model to assess strategies to improve bone-forming potential on aged BMSCs. Read More

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Immune Cells Influence Mesenchymal-Like Transition in Glioblastoma.


Cancer Discov 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Macrophages and cancer cells interact to influence mesenchymal-like programs in glioblastomas. Read More

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Consensus International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation-International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy statement on standard nomenclature abbreviations for the tissue of origin of mesenchymal stromal cells.

Cytotherapy 2021 Jun 8. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation, Redlands, California, USA. Electronic address:

The Cellular Therapy Coding and Labeling Advisory Group of the International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation and the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) committee are providing specific recommendations on abbreviating tissue sources of culture-adapted MSCs. These recommendations include using abbreviations based on the ISBT 128 terminology model that specifies standard class names to distinguish cell types and tissue sources for culture-adapted MSCs. Thus, MSCs from bone marrow are MSC(M), MSCs from cord blood are MSC(CB), MSCs from adipose tissue are MSC(AT) and MSCs from Wharton's jelly are MSC(WJ). Read More

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Emodin-induced autophagic cell death hinders epithelial-mesenchymal transition via regulation of BMP-7/TGF-β1 in renal fibrosis.

J Pharmacol Sci 2021 Aug 1;146(4):216-225. Epub 2021 May 1.

Department of Pediatrics, Shanghai 9th People's Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200011, PR China. Electronic address:

We aim to explore the effects of emodin and its mechanisms on renal fibrosis (RF). We firstly modeled adriamycin-induced rat RF with unilateral nephrectomy. In vivo and in vitro pharmacological experiments were performed in this study. Read More

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The emerging role of circular RNAs in common solid malignant tumors in children.

Cancer Cell Int 2021 Jun 11;21(1):309. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Surgical Center of Women and Children's Hospital, Qingdao University, No. 6, Tongfu Rd, Shibei District, Qingdao, 266011, Shandong, China.

Malignant tumors are one of the fatal diseases that threaten children's physical and mental health and affect their development. Research has shown that the occurrence and development of malignant tumors are associated with the abnormal expression and regulation of genes. Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are noncoding RNAs that have a closed circular structure, with a relatively stable expression, and do not undergo exonuclease-mediated degradation readily. Read More

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The miR-200-Zeb1 axis regulates key aspects of β-cell function and survival in vivo.

Mol Metab 2021 Jun 8:101267. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Institute of Molecular Health Sciences (IMHS), ETH Zurich, Otto-Stern-Weg 7, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland; Competence Center Personalized Medicine, ETH Zurich, Voltastrasse 24, 8044 Zurich, Switzerland; Medical Faculty, University of Zurich, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland. Electronic address:

Objective: The miR-200-Zeb1 axis regulates the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), differentiation, and resistance to apoptosis. A better understanding of these processes in diabetes is highly relevant as β-cell dedifferentiation and apoptosis contribute to loss of functional β-cell mass and diabetes progression, while EMT promotes loss of β-cell identity in in vitro expansion of human islets. While the miR-200 family has previously been identified as a regulator of β-cell apoptosis in vivo, studies focusing on Zeb1 are lacking. Read More

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Single-cell lineage tracing of metastatic cancer reveals selection of hybrid EMT states.

Cancer Cell 2021 May 28. Epub 2021 May 28.

Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Electronic address:

The underpinnings of cancer metastasis remain poorly understood, in part due to a lack of tools for probing their emergence at high resolution. Here we present macsGESTALT, an inducible CRISPR-Cas9-based lineage recorder with highly efficient single-cell capture of both transcriptional and phylogenetic information. Applying macsGESTALT to a mouse model of metastatic pancreatic cancer, we recover ∼380,000 CRISPR target sites and reconstruct dissemination of ∼28,000 single cells across multiple metastatic sites. Read More

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Mesenchymal stromal cell-derived exosomes in cardiac regeneration and repair.

Stem Cell Reports 2021 May 22. Epub 2021 May 22.

Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China; Shenzhen Institutes of Research and Innovation, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China; Research Center of Heart, Brain, Hormone and Healthy Aging, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China; Hong Kong-Guangdong Joint Laboratory on Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, the University of Hong Kong and Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Hong Kong SAR, China. Electronic address:

Mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC)-derived exosomes play a promising role in regenerative medicine. Their trophic and immunomodulatory potential has made them a promising candidate for cardiac regeneration and repair. Numerous studies have demonstrated that MSC-derived exosomes can replicate the anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, and pro-angiogenic and anti-fibrotic effects of their parent cells and are considered a substitute for cell-based therapies. Read More

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Cytomegalovirus subverts macrophage identity.

Cell 2021 Jun 5. Epub 2021 Jun 5.

Institute for Immunodeficiency, Center for Chronic Immunodeficiency (CCI), University Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, 79106 Freiburg, Germany; Center for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University Medical Center, 79106 Freiburg, Germany. Electronic address:

Cytomegaloviruses (CMVs) have co-evolved with their mammalian hosts for millions of years, leading to remarkable host specificity and high infection prevalence. Macrophages, which already populate barrier tissues in the embryo, are the predominant immune cells at potential CMV entry sites. Here we show that, upon CMV infection, macrophages undergo a morphological, immunophenotypic, and metabolic transformation process with features of stemness, altered migration, enhanced invasiveness, and provision of the cell cycle machinery for viral proliferation. Read More

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Establishment and characterization of a primary cell culture derived from external auditory canal squamous cell carcinoma.

FEBS Open Bio 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

There are no human cancer cell lines of external auditory canal origin available for research use. This report describes the establishment of a culture condition for external auditory canal squamous cell carcinoma, derived from human tumor tissue. Successive squamous cell carcinoma colonies were dissociated by trypsin, subcultured, and maintained on a feeder layer (MMC-TIG-1-20), yielding a clonally proliferating cell culture. Read More

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MicroRNA miR-509-3p inhibit metastasis and epithelial-mesenchymal transition in hepatocellular carcinoma.

Bioengineered 2021 Dec;12(1):2263-2273

School of Stomatology, Jiamusi University, Jiamusi, China.

Our study seeks to obtain data which help to assess the impacts and related mechanisms of microRNA miR-509-3p in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We found that the expression of miR-509-3p was down-regulated and Twist was up-regulated in HCC tissues and cell lines (HepG2, HCCLM3, Bel7402, and SMMC7721) compared with the adjacent normal tissues and normal human hepatocyte (L02). Moreover, cell proliferation, invasion, migration and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in HepG2 and HCCLM3 cells were appeared to be markedly suppressed by overexpressed miR-509-3p. Read More

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December 2021

Recent Trends in Multipotent Human Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells: Learning from History and Advancing Clinical Applications.

Kevin Dzobo

OMICS 2021 Jun 25;25(6):342-357. Epub 2021 May 25.

International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Cape Town Component, Cape Town, South Africa.

Early cell biology reports demonstrated the presence of cells with stem-like properties in bone marrow, with both hematopoietic and mesenchymal lineages. Over the years, various investigations have purified and characterized mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) from different human tissues as cells with multilineage differentiation potential under the appropriate conditions. Due to their appealing characteristics and versatile potentials, MSCs are leveraged in many applications in medicine such as oncology, bioprinting, and as recent as therapeutics discovery and innovation for COVID-19. Read More

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Therapeutic Effect of IL1β Priming Tonsil Derived-Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Osteoporosis.

Tissue Eng Regen Med 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Cell Therapy Research Center, Green Cross LabCell, 107, Ihyeon-ro 30 beon-gil, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, 16924, South Korea.

Background: Stem cell therapies can be a new therapeutic strategy that may rebalance anabolic and anti-resorptive effects in osteoporosis patients. Tonsil-derived mesenchymal stem cells (TMSCs) can be an alternative therapeutic source for chronic degenerative diseases including osteoporosis. MSCs acquire immune regulatory function under the inflammatory cytokines. Read More

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Sertoli Cells Possess Immunomodulatory Properties and the Ability of Mitochondrial Transfer Similar to Mesenchymal Stromal Cells.

Stem Cell Rev Rep 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Cell Biology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Vinicna 7, Prague 2, 128 43, Vídeňská, Czech Republic.

It is becoming increasingly evident that selecting an optimal source of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) is crucial for the successful outcome of MSC-based therapies. During the search for cells with potent regenerative properties, Sertoli cells (SCs) have been proven to modulate immune response in both in vitro and in vivo models. Based on morphological properties and expression of surface markers, it has been suggested that SCs could be a kind of MSCs, however, this hypothesis has not been fully confirmed. Read More

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Inhibition of TMPRSS4 mediated epithelial-mesenchymal transition is critically involved in antimetastatic effect of melatonin in colorectal cancers.

Phytother Res 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

In the current study, the underlying anti-metastatic mechanism of melatonin contained in some edible plants was explored in association with transmembrane protease serine 4 (TMPRSS4) mediated metastasis and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) signaling in human HCT15 and SW620 colorectal cancer cells. Here, TMPRSS4 was highly expressed in HCT15, but was weakly expressed in SW620 cells. Melatonin exerted weak cytotoxicity, decreased invasion, adhesion, and migration, and attenuated the expression of TMPRSS4, cyclin E, pro-urokinase-type plasminogen activator (pro-uPA), p-signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (p-STAT3), p-focal adhesion kinase (p-FAK), Snail and increased the expression of E-cadherin, p27, pp38 and p-Jun N-terminal kinases (p-JNK) in HCT15 cells. Read More

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