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Y intensity of p-ERK immunostaining. Figure 8C shows nuclear p-ERK expression levels (0, 1+, 2+, 3+)) by CNKSR1 cellular distribution (cytoplasmic CNKSR1 expression only vs cytoplasmic and nuclear) in pancreas cancer specimens of the SEER Pancreatic Cancer TMA (Mann Whitney U test; p = 0.017). To test whether expression levels of the two proteins are correlated as well, including if a possible neg
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Enhancer of the Kinase Suppressor of Ras-1), a regulator and binding partner of KSR1, is another scaffolding protein which is less understood. Its role in pancreatic cancer biology, or as a biomarker, remains to be explored. Current data suggests that CNKSR1 has multiple roles cancer biology, with some reports demonstrating that CNKSR1 interacts with tumor suppressors and othersdescribe its scaffo
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Assays of GBM cells stably transfected to over-express galectin-1, perfectly fit in with the previous studies mentioned above and highlight the importance of galectin-1 in the biologically aggressive behavior of experimental GBMs. While there was no enhancement of proliferation or change inattachment to fibronectin, galectin-1 upregulation induced more rapid two-dimensional migration and enhanced
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Ental counterparts. We did not observe, however, distant invasion in U87MG tumors over-expressing galectin-1. The U87MG model is in fact weakly invasive in the brains of immunocompromized mice [33,34], while it is associated with pronounced neoangiogenesis processes [37]. Further work (e.g. viral transduction) with our patient-derivedToussaint et al. Molecular Cancer 2012, 11:32 http://www.molecul
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Assays of GBM cells stably transfected to over-express galectin-1, perfectly fit in with the previous studies mentioned above and highlight the importance of galectin-1 in the biologically aggressive behavior of experimental GBMs. While there was no enhancement of proliferation or change inattachment to fibronectin, galectin-1 upregulation induced more rapid two-dimensional migration and enhanced
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O the culture media markedly and specifically increased cell migration levels in human neoplastic astrocytes, and that these effects were related to striking modifications in the organization of the actin cytoskeleton and an increase in small GTPase RhoA expression [33]. Conversely, knocking down galectin-1 expression in U87MG GBM cells by stable transfection with antisense galectin-1 mRNA, the co
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Ed by the current ones, highlight a major role for galectin-1 in GBM invasiveness. The characteristic malignant phenotype of glioblastoma extends beyond aggressive invasion. This tumor develops resistance to chemo- and radio-therapy, it promotes neoangiogenesis, and it seems to benefit from immune privilege. Interestingly, galectin-1 may play a role in promoting each of these phenotypes. While gal
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Ble cross-hybridizing host genes. The use of our animal model to identify mediators of glioma invasion has the potential pitfall of identifying artifacts of xenografting. That is, human glioma cells confronted with nude mouse brain rather than human brain may express genes specific to this setting. Two arguments can be made against this theory. First, there is no teleological reason for human cell

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