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Jun Won Park et al.
Molecular cancer research : MCR, 12(8), 1088-1099 (2014-05-03)
Loss of E-cadherin (CDH1), Smad4, and p53 has been shown to play an integral role in gastric, intestinal, and breast cancer formation. Compound conditional knockout mice for Smad4, p53, and E-cadherin were generated to define and compare the roles of
Feng Huang et al.
Journal of cancer research and clinical oncology, 140(11), 1835-1848 (2014-06-19)
This study was designed to investigate the role of PDGF-DD secreted by gastric cancer-derived mesenchymal stem cells (GC-MSCs) in human gastric cancer progression. Gastric cancer cells were indirectly co-cultured with GC-MSCs in a transwell system. The growth and migration of
Jie Chen et al.
Journal of cellular physiology, 229(11), 1647-1659 (2014-03-13)
Hertwig's epithelial root sheath (HERS) cells participate in cementum formation through epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Previous studies have shown that transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) and fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) are involved in inducing EMT. However, their involvement in
Zhen-Hai Lin et al.
International journal of oncology, 45(2), 629-640 (2014-05-27)
Mammalian sterile-20-like kinase 4 (MST4) has been implicated in cell proliferation and differentiation. In a previous study, we found MST4 to be an important candidate gene for metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); however, the molecular mechanism of the promoting role of
Kun-Chun Chiang et al.
Cancer letters, 354(2), 235-244 (2014-08-26)
Pancreatic cancer (PDA) is a devastating disease and there is no effective treatment available at present. To develop new regiments against PDA is urgently needed. Previously we have shown that vitamin D analog, MART-10 (19-nor-2α-(3-hydroxypropyl)-1α,25(OH)2D3), exerted potent antiproliferative effect on
Chao Yu et al.
Medical oncology (Northwood, London, England), 31(7), 25-25 (2014-05-28)
This study aimed to investigate the role in metastasis and prognostic value of KAP-1 in pancreatic cancer (PC). The expression of KAP-1 was analyzed by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, Western blotting, and immunohistochemical staining in 91 human PC tissue
Delphine Chrisment et al.
The American journal of pathology, 184(8), 2174-2184 (2014-06-10)
Neonatal thymectomy in BALB/c mice has been described as a model of gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma (GML). By using this experimental system, we screened, for the first time to our knowledge, Helicobacter pylori GML-associated strains for their capacity
Naoki Mashita et al.
Journal of surgical oncology, 110(6), 745-751 (2014-07-01)
Isoform switching of CD44 is associated with epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) in several cancers; however, the clinical implications of this remain unclear for colorectal cancer (CRC). We measured expression levels of E-cadherin, vimentin, CD44 standard (CD44s) and CD44 variant
Ludovic Peyre et al.
Toxicology in vitro : an international journal published in association with BIBRA, 28(8), 1507-1520 (2014-07-06)
Pesticides as well as many other environmental pollutants are considered as risk factors for the initiation and the progression of cancer. In order to evaluate the in vitro effects of chemicals present in the diet, we began by combining viability
Chunyan Zhao et al.
Cancer research, 74(14), 3983-3994 (2014-05-17)
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive clinical subtype accounting for up to 20% of all breast cancers, but its malignant determinants remain largely undefined. Here, we show that in TNBC the overexpression of Fra-1, a component of the transcription
Geng Liu et al.
Oncology reports, 32(2), 581-588 (2014-06-04)
Bone morphogenetic protein 6 (BMP6) is an important regulator of cell growth, differentiation and apoptosis in various types of tumor. In breast cancer, it was considered as a tumor suppressor. Our previous study also confirmed that BMP6 was a critical
Han Yan et al.
Molecular carcinogenesis, 53(12), 960-969 (2013-07-19)
The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and acquisition of cancer stem cells (CSCs)-like properties are essential steps in the metastasis and postsurgical recurrence of hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs). The molecular mechanisms involved, however, remain obscure. As determined by an miRNA microarray analysis, there
Yang Xia et al.
FEBS letters, 588(20), 3703-3712 (2014-08-27)
The involvement of miR-204 in lung cancer development is unclear. In our study, we analyzed the expression of miR-204 in tumor- and adjacent-tissue samples from 141 patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MiR-204 expression was decreased in tumor samples
Olga Bajenova et al.
Experimental cell research, 324(2), 115-123 (2014-04-15)
Oncomarkers play important roles in the detection and management of human malignancies. Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA, CEACAM5) and epithelial cadherin (E-cadherin) are considered as independent tumor markers in monitoring metastatic colorectal cancer. They are both expressed by cancer cells and can
M H A M van Miltenburg et al.
British journal of cancer, 110(11), 2747-2755 (2014-05-09)
Elevated expression of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) occurs in numerous human cancers including colon-, cervix- and breast cancer. Although several studies have implicated FAK in mammary tumour formation induced by ectopic oncogene expression, evidence supporting a role for FAK in
Xingchen Zhou et al.
PloS one, 9(5), e96718-e96718 (2014-05-13)
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) overexpression and activation result in increased proliferation and migration of solid tumors including ovarian cancer. In recent years, mounting evidence indicates that EGFR is a direct and functional target of miR-7. In this study, we
Koichi Shoji et al.
Oncology reports, 32(1), 65-70 (2014-05-21)
Fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) is thought to mediate an important signaling pathway between prostate epithelial cells and stromal cells for maintenance of homeostasis in normal prostate tissue. Abnormalities of FGFR2 have been shown in advanced prostate cancer or
Yang Li et al.
Cancer letters, 355(1), 130-140 (2014-09-15)
Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is considered to play an essential role in progression and metastasis. This study aims to investigate the expression and underlying molecular targets of high-mobility group AT-hook 2 (HMGA2) in the progression of colon cancer. The expression of
H Dong et al.
Clinical & translational oncology : official publication of the Federation of Spanish Oncology Societies and of the National Cancer Institute of Mexico, 16(9), 783-791 (2013-12-21)
The poor prognosis of gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma is largely associated with metastasis. We here report the first study to investigate the expression of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers Snail1 and E-cadherin in GEJ adenocarcinoma. Snail1 and E-cadherin were detected by
Rui Du et al.
Molecular biology of the cell, 25(17), 2650-2659 (2014-07-11)
Hypoxia is an important microenvironmental factor in the development of renal fibrosis; however, the underlying mechanisms are not well elucidated. Here we show that hypoxia induces Bmi1 mRNA and protein expression in human tubular epithelial cells. We further demonstrate that
Nicoletta Fortunati et al.
International journal of oncology, 44(3), 700-708 (2013-12-25)
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a very aggressive type of tumour and its aggressiveness is linked to E-cadherin downregulation. In estrogen-sensitive breast cancer, high levels of E-cadherin fit with high levels of ERα and MTA3 (a component of the transcription
Chih-Jung Yao et al.
Integrative cancer therapies, 13(6), 541-554 (2014-11-02)
High-grade gliomas are the most common and invasive malignant brain tumors in adults, and they are almost universally fatal because of drug resistance and recurrence. In spite of the progress in adjuvant therapy (like temozolomide) and irradiation after surgery, no
Y Bao et al.
British journal of cancer, 111(5), 933-943 (2014-07-18)
Chicken ovalbumin upstream promoter-transcription factor II (COUP-TFII, also known as NR2F2) promotes metastasis by functioning in the tumour microenvironment; however, the role of COUP-TFII in colorectal cancer remains unknown. Human colon adenocarcinoma tissues were collected to test COUP-TFII expression. Wound-healing
Yuhang Su et al.
Journal of cellular biochemistry, 115(11), 1900-1907 (2014-06-10)
Glioma is a common primary intracranial carcinoma with high incidence, recurrence, and motility. Single minded homolog 2-short form (SIM2-s), a member of basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) family, is reported to be expressed in glioma and might play a role in the
Kaishun Hu et al.
Oncotarget, 5(10), 3088-3100 (2013-03-21)
Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignant bone tumor in childhood and adolescence and has a propensity for local invasion and early lung metastasis. However, the current therapies often result in chemoresistance, and a therapeutic target is not available in
Xiaojing Chang et al.
Molecular biology reports, 41(9), 6215-6223 (2014-07-06)
N-myc downstream-regulated gene 1 (NDRG1) has been proposed as a tumor suppressor gene in many different types of tumors, but its potential function and corresponding mechanism are not yet fully elucidated. This study aims to detect the possible function of
Lu Chen et al.
PloS one, 9(7), e101040-e101040 (2014-07-02)
In previous work, we demonstrated that transcription factor Trim28 (Tripartite motif containing 28) plays a tumor-suppressor role in early-staged adenocarcinoma of the lung due to its ability to restrain transcription of cell cycle-regulating genes. Herein we examine Trim28's role in
Dandan Yuan et al.
International journal of oncology, 45(6), 2430-2438 (2014-09-10)
Both circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) play an important role in invasion, migration and chemoresistant in tumor development. This study aimed to detect whether EMT occurred in human gastric CTCs and to explore the mechanism of EMT
Renata Bordeira-Carriço et al.
European journal of human genetics : EJHG, 22(9), 1085-1092 (2014-01-16)
Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC) syndrome, although rare, is highly penetrant at an early age, and is severe and incurable because of ineffective screening tools and therapy. Approximately 45% of HDGC families carry germline CDH1/E-cadherin alterations, 20% of which are
Hang-Yu Zhang et al.
Molecular biology reports, 41(8), 5519-5524 (2014-06-04)
Gall bladder carcinoma (GBC) is the seventh most common cancer across the globe and the most common malignancy of the biliary tract. Most GBC related deaths occur due to secondary progression and metastasis to distant organs. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is
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