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Long Non-Coding RNA CASC2 Overexpression Ameliorates Sepsis-Associated Acute Kidney Injury by Regulating MiR-545-3p/PPARA axis.

J Surg Res 2021 May 3;265:223-232. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of orthopedics, Chengdu Second People's Hospital; Sichuau, China. Electronic address:

Background: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been demonstrated to be involved in the progression of sepsis-induced acute kidney injury (AKI). In this study, we aimed to explore the functions of lncRNA cancer susceptibility candidate 2 (CASC2) in sepsis-induced AKI.

Methods: The sepsis cell models were established by exposing HK2 and HEK293 cells into lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Read More

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Long noncoding RNA TP53TG1 suppresses the growth and metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma by regulating the PRDX4/β-catenin pathway.

Cancer Lett 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin, 300052, PR China. Electronic address:

Emerging evidence has shown that aberrant expression of lncRNA-TP53TG1 plays important roles in various malignancies. However, the biological functions of lncRNA-TP53TG1 in hepatocarcinogenesis, as well as the underlying mechanisms, remain largely unknown. Here, we assessed whether lncRNA-TP53TG1 plays a key role in the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Read More

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DEP-induced ZEB2 promotes nasal polyp formation via epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition.

J Allergy Clin Immunol 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Obstructive Upper airway Research (OUaR) Laboratory, Department of Pharmacology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea; Department of Biomedical Sciences, Seoul National University Graduate School, Seoul, Korea; Ischemic/hypoxic disease institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea; Cancer Research Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea;; Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. Electronic address:

Background: Diesel exhaust particles (DEP) are associated with the prevalence and exacerbation of allergic respiratory diseases, including allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma. However, DEP-induced mechanistic pathways promoting upper airway disease and their clinical implications remain unclear OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate the mechanisms by which DEP exposure contributes to nasal polyposis using human-derived epithelial cells and a murine nasal polyp (NP) model.

Methods: Gene set enrichment and weighted gene co-expression network analyses were performed. Read More

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Inverse agonism at the Na/K-ATPase receptor reverses EMT in prostate cancer cells.

Prostate 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (MIIR), Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, USA.

The surface expression of Na/K-ATPase α1 (NKA) is significantly reduced in primary prostate tumors and further decreased in bone metastatic lesions. Here, we show that the loss of cell surface expression of NKA induces epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and promotes metastatic potential and tumor growth of prostate cancer (PCa) by decreasing the expression of E-cadherin and increasing c-Myc expression via the activation of Src/FAK pathways. Mechanistically, reduced surface expression of NKA in PCa is due to increased endocytosis through the activation of NKA/Src receptor complex. Read More

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Neutrophil extracellular DNA traps promote pancreatic cancer cells migration and invasion by activating EGFR/ERK pathway.

J Cell Mol Med 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer Institute, Fudan University, Shanghai Cancer Center, Department of Oncology, Shanghai Medical College, Shanghai, China.

Neutrophil extracellular DNA traps (NETs) are newly discovered forms of activated neutrophils. Increasing researches have shown that NETs play important roles in cancer progression. Our previous study has proved that tumour-infiltrating NETs could predict postsurgical survival in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Read More

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MDM2 induces EMT via the B‑Raf signaling pathway through 14‑3‑3.

Oncol Rep 2021 Jul 6;46(1). Epub 2021 May 6.

Key Laboratory of Biorheological Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, College of Bioengineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, P.R. China.

MDM2 proto‑oncogene, E3 ubiquitin protein ligase (MDM2) is a well‑known oncogene and has been reported to be closely associated with epithelial‑to‑mesenchymal transition (EMT). The present study first demonstrated that the expression levels of MDM2 were markedly increased in TGF‑β‑induced EMT using quantitative PCR and western blotting. In addition, MDM2 was demonstrated to be associated with pathological grade in clinical glioma samples by immunohistochemical staining. Read More

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SATB1 protein is associated with the epithelial‑mesenchymal transition process in non‑small cell lung cancers.

Oncol Rep 2021 Jun 6;45(6). Epub 2021 May 6.

Division of Histology and Embryology, Department of Human Morphology and Embryology, Wroclaw Medical University, 50‑368 Wroclaw, Poland.

Lung cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed neoplasms and the leading cause of cancer‑related mortality worldwide. Its predominant subtype is non‑small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), which accounts for over 80% of the cases. Surprisingly, the majority of lung cancer‑related deaths are caused not by a primary tumour itself, but by its metastasis to distant organs. Read More

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MicroRNA‑101 inhibits renal tubular epithelial‑to‑mesenchymal transition by targeting TGF‑β1 type I receptor.

Int J Mol Med 2021 Jun 6;47(6). Epub 2021 May 6.

Institute of Liver Diseases, Shuguang Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, P.R. China.

MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) are key regulators of renal interstitial fibrosis (RIF). The present study was designed to identify miRNAs associated with the development of RIF, and to explore the ability of these identified miRNAs to modulate the renal tubular epithelial‑to‑mesenchymal transition (EMT) process. To this end, miRNAs that were differentially expressed between normal and fibrotic kidneys in a rat model of mercury chloride (HgCl)‑induced RIF were detected via an array‑based approach. Read More

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Tspan5 promotes epithelial-mesenchymal transition and tumour metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma by activating Notch signalling.

Mol Oncol 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Key Laboratory of Antibody Engineering of Guangdong Higher Education Institutes, School of Laboratory Medicine and Biotechnology, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, 510515, China.

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most lethal cancers worldwide due to a high rate of tumour metastasis and disease recurrence. In physiological conditions, tetraspanins interact with specific partner proteins in tetraspanin-enriched microdomains and regulate their subcellular localizations and function. However, the function of Tspan5 in pathological processes, particularly in cancer biology, and its clinical significance are still unclear. Read More

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miR-373-3p inhibits epithelial-mesenchymal transition via regulation of TGFβR2 in choriocarcinoma.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Pathology, Chengde Medical University, Chengde, Hebei, China.

Aim: Previous studies have indicated that early metastasis is a major cause of mortality in patients with choriocarcinoma. However, what determines whether early metastasis of choriocarcinoma has occurred is unknown. The emerging role of miRNA in regulating cancer development and progression has been recognized. Read More

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Snail/PRMT5/NuRD complex contributes to DNA hypermethylation in cervical cancer by TET1 inhibition.

Cell Death Differ 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Tianjin Key Laboratory of Inflammatory Biology, The province and ministry co-sponsored collaborative innovation center for medical epigenetics, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China.

The biological function of PRMT5 remains poorly understood in cervical cancer metastasis. Here, we report that PRMT5 physically associates with the transcription factor Snail and the NuRD(MTA1) complex to form a transcriptional-repressive complex that catalyzes the symmetrical histone dimethylation and deacetylation. This study shows that the Snail/PRMT5/NuRD(MTA1) complex targets genes, such as TET1 and E-cadherin, which are critical for epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Read More

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Histone deacetylase inhibitor resminostat in combination with sorafenib counteracts platelet-mediated pro-tumoral effects in hepatocellular carcinoma.

Sci Rep 2021 May 5;11(1):9587. Epub 2021 May 5.

4SC AG, Fraunhoferstraße 22, 82152, Planegg-Martinsried, Germany.

In hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), blood platelets have been linked to tumor growth, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), extrahepatic metastasis and a limited therapeutic response to the multikinase inhibitor (MKi) sorafenib, the standard of care in advanced HCC for the last decade. Recent clinical data indicated an improved overall survival for sorafenib in combination with the HDAC inhibitor resminostat in a platelet count dependent manner. Here, the impact of platelets on the sorafenib and resminostat drug effects in HCC cells was explored. Read More

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SOX2 promotes chemoresistance, cancer stem cells properties, and epithelial-mesenchymal transition by β-catenin and Beclin1/autophagy signaling in colorectal cancer.

Cell Death Dis 2021 May 5;12(5):449. Epub 2021 May 5.

Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Gastroenterology, Department of Gastroenterology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

Sex-determining region Y-box2 (SOX2), a master regulator of embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells, drives cancer stem cells (CSCs) properties, fuels tumor initiation, and contributes to tumor aggressiveness. Our previous study has demonstrated the oncogenic role of SOX2 in colorectal cancer (CRC). In this study, we sought to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. Read More

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PD-L1 Expression Status Predicting Survival in Pulmonary Pleomorphic Carcinoma.

Anticancer Res 2021 May;41(5):2501-2509

Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan.

Background/aim: Pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma (PPC) is a rare and aggressive tumor that is resistant to treatment. The expression and prognostic value of programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) and its association with epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in PPC remains unclear.

Patients And Methods: The expression of PD-L1 and EMT markers, such as E-cadherin, vimentin, zinc finger E-box-binding homeobox 1 (ZEB-1), and cellular mesenchymal-epithelial transition (c-Met) was evaluated by immuno - histochemistry in 16 patients with PPC who underwent surgical resection. Read More

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Targeting a novel LncRNA SNHG15/miR-451/c-Myc signaling cascade is effective to hamper the pathogenesis of breast cancer (BC) in vitro and in vivo.

Cancer Cell Int 2021 Mar 31;21(1):186. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Department of Breast and Thyroid Surgery, The 3rd Affiliated Teaching Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University (Affiliated Cancer Hospital), Suzhou East Street No. 789, Xinshi District, Urumqi, 830011, Xinjiang, China.

Background: To our knowledge, LncRNA SNHG15 exerted its tumor-promoting effects to facilitate the development of breast cancer (BC), but there still needed more data to elucidate the potential underlying mechanisms.

Methods: We examined genes expression status by performing Real-Time qPCR and Western Blot analysis, and cellular functions, including cell proliferation, viability, apoptosis, mobility, were measured by using the CCK-8 assay, colony formation assay, trypan blue staining assay, flow cytometer (FCM), transwell assay and wound scratch assay, respectively. The predicted targeting sites in LncRNA SNHG15, miR-451 and c-Myc 3'UTR were validated by dual-luciferase reporter gene system assay. Read More

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Tauroursodeoxycholic acid alleviates pulmonary endoplasmic reticulum stress and epithelial-mesenchymal transition in bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis.

BMC Pulm Med 2021 May 5;21(1):149. Epub 2021 May 5.

Second Affiliated Hospital, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, 230032, China.

Background: Several studies demonstrate that endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-mediated epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is involved in the process of bleomycin (BLM)-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA), a bile acid with chaperone properties, is an inhibitor of ER stress. This study aimed to investigate the preventive effects of TUDCA on BLM-induced EMT and lung fibrosis. Read More

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Luteolin and cancer metastasis suppression: focus on the role of epithelial to mesenchymal transition.

Med Oncol 2021 May 5;38(6):66. Epub 2021 May 5.

Research Unit, Induced Resistance and Plant Bioprotection, EA 4707, SFR Condorcet FR CNRS 3417, Faculty of Sciences, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, PO Box 1039, 51687, Reims Cedex 2, France.

Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a physiological process that assumes a primary role in the induction of cancer metastasis. This results in increased cell renewal, and resistance to cell death and therapies. EMT, therefore, represents an effective strategy for regulating cancerous cell activity. Read More

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Rabeprazole has efficacy per se and reduces resistance to temozolomide in glioma via EMT inhibition.

Cell Oncol (Dordr) 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Neuro Science Laboratory, Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 500 046, Telangana State, India.

Purpose: Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is pivotal in embryonic development and wound healing, whereas in cancer it inflicts malignancy and drug resistance. The recognition of an EMT-like process in glioma is relatively new and its clinical and therapeutic significance has, as yet, not been fully elucidated. Here, we aimed to delineate the clinical significance of the EMT-like process in glioma and its therapeutic relevance to rabeprazole. Read More

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ABCB1 inhibition provides a novel therapeutic target to block TWIST1-induced migration in medulloblastoma.

Neurooncol Adv 2021 Jan-Dec;3(1):vdab030. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre, Division of Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

Background: Therapeutic intervention in metastatic medulloblastoma is dependent on elucidating the underlying metastatic mechanism. We investigated whether an epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-like pathway could drive medulloblastoma metastasis.

Methods: A 3D Basement Membrane Extract (3D-BME) model was used to investigate medulloblastoma cell migration. Read More

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Bioengineering strategies to control epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition for studies of cardiac development and disease.

APL Bioeng 2021 Jun 23;5(2):021504. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process that occurs in a wide range of tissues and environments, in response to numerous factors and conditions, and plays a critical role in development, disease, and regeneration. The process involves epithelia transitioning into a mobile state and becoming mesenchymal cells. The investigation of EMT processes has been important for understanding developmental biology and disease progression, enabling the advancement of treatment approaches for a variety of disorders such as cancer and myocardial infarction. Read More

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Angiogenesis is associated with an attenuated tumor microenvironment, aggressive biology, and worse survival in gastric cancer patients.

Am J Cancer Res 2021 15;11(4):1659-1671. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Surgical Oncology, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Buffalo, New York 14263, USA.

Angiogenesis is a cornerstone of cancer as it allows tumors to receive oxygen and nutrients. A high level of angiogenesis within a tumor may therefore be indicative of its aggressiveness. In this study, we examined this hypothesis in gastric cancer. Read More

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TM2D1 contributes the epithelial-mesenchymal transition of hepatocellular carcinoma via modulating AKT/β-catenin axis.

Am J Cancer Res 2021 15;11(4):1557-1571. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Liver Surgery and Transplantation, Liver Cancer Institute, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University Shanghai 200032, P. R. China.

Various epidemiology studies showed the correlation between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and low incidence of cancer. However, the etiology underlying etiology of AD-related carcinogenesis remains largely elusive. Our study focused on characterizing the role of TM2D1 (TM2 domain containing 1) in hepatocellular carcinoma. Read More

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MEX3A suppresses proliferation and EMT via inhibiting Akt signaling pathway in cervical cancer.

Am J Cancer Res 2021 15;11(4):1446-1462. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Center for Uterine Cancer Diagnosis & Therapy Research of Zhejiang Province, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University Wenzhou, People's Republic of China.

MEX3A, one member of the human MEX3 gene family, exerts different effects on a variety of human cancer cells. However, the biological functions and regulatory mechanism have not been explored in cervical cancer. In our study, we used multiple approaches to determine the functions and underlying molecular mechanism of MEX3A in cervical tumorigenesis, including CCK-8 assay, BrdU assay, FACS for cell cycle and apoptosis, wound healing assay, Transwell migration and invasion assays, immunohistochemistry (IHC) assay, Transfection, real-time RT-PCR and Western blotting analysis. Read More

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Lycorine hydrochloride inhibits melanoma cell proliferation, migration and invasion via down-regulating p21.

Am J Cancer Res 2021 15;11(4):1391-1409. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

State Key Laboratory of Silkworm Genome Biology, Southwest University Chongqing 400715, China.

Lycorine hydrochloride (LH) is an active ingredient sourced from the medicinal herb . Previous studies have suggested that LH exerts tumor suppression activity in several human cancers. However, the anti-cancer effect of LH in melanoma and the potential molecular mechanisms still need to be further studied. Read More

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Pinin promotes tumor progression via activating CREB through PI3K/AKT and ERK/MAPK pathway in prostate cancer.

Am J Cancer Res 2021 15;11(4):1286-1303. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Translational Research Laboratory for Urology, The Key Laboratory of Ningbo City, Ningbo First Hospital #59 Liuting Street, Ningbo 315010, China.

Pinin (PNN), a desmosome associated protein, was demonstrated to be over-expressed and act as a tumor-promoting factor in ovarian cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma and colorectal cancer. However, the precise role of PNN in prostate cancer is still unknown. In the study, we reported that PNN was upregulated in prostate cancer tissues and PNN expression was positively associated with Gleason score, tumor stage and tumor metastasis. Read More

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Clinical Relevance of Mesenchymal- and Stem-Associated Phenotypes in Circulating Tumor Cells Isolated from Lung Cancer Patients.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Apr 29;13(9). Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Division of Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology, Department of Biology, University of Patras, 26504 Patras, Greece.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality globally. Among the types of lung cancer, non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is more common, while small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) is less frequent yet more aggressive. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs), albeit rare, have been portrayed as essential players in the progression of lung cancer. Read More

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Effects of TGF-β1 Receptor Inhibitor GW788388 on the Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition of Peritoneal Mesothelial Cells.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 29;22(9). Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu 42415, Korea.

We investigated the effectiveness of the transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-β) receptor inhibitor GW788388 on the epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) using human peritoneal mesothelial cells (HPMCs) and examined the effectiveness of GW788388 on the peritoneal membrane using a peritoneal fibrosis mouse model. HPMCs were treated with TGF-β with or without GW788388. Animal experiments were conducted on male C57/BL6 mice. Read More

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Suppression of PGC-1α Drives Metabolic Dysfunction in TGFβ2-Induced EMT of Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 29;22(9). Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass, Eye and Ear, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA.

PGC-1α, a key orchestrator of mitochondrial metabolism, plays a crucial role in governing the energetically demanding needs of retinal pigment epithelial cells (RPE). We previously showed that silencing induced RPE to undergo an epithelial-mesenchymal-transition (EMT). Here, we show that induction of EMT in RPE using transforming growth factor-beta 2 (TGFβ2) suppressed expression. Read More

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Rhein Suppresses Colorectal Cancer Cell Growth by Inhibiting the mTOR Pathway In Vitro and In Vivo.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Apr 30;13(9). Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Animal Science and Biotechnology, ITRD, Kyungpook National University, Sangju 37224, Korea.

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in the world. Rhein has demonstrated therapeutic effects in various cancer models. However, its effects and underlying mechanisms of action in CRC remain poorly understood. Read More

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Adipocyte-like signature in ovarian cancer minimal residual disease identifies metabolic vulnerabilities of tumor initiating cells.

JCI Insight 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Gene Regulatory Networks in Development and Disease Laboratory, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Similar to tumor initiating cells (TICs), minimal residual disease (MRD) is capable of re-initiating tumors and causing recurrence. However, the molecular characteristics of solid tumor MRD cells and drivers of their survival have remained elusive. Here we performed dense multi-region transcriptomics analysis of paired biopsies from 17 ovarian cancer patients before and after chemotherapy. Read More

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