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BMP4 inhibits the proliferation of breast cancer cells and induces an MMP-dependent migratory phenotype in MDA-MB-231 cells in 3D environment

  • Minna Ampuja1, 2,
  • Riikka Jokimäki1, 2,
  • Kati Juuti-Uusitalo1,
  • Alejandra Rodriguez-Martinez1, 2,
  • Emma-Leena Alarmo1, 2 and
  • Anne Kallioniemi1, 2Email author
BMC Cancer201313:429

Received: 19 June 2013

Accepted: 17 September 2013

Published: 22 September 2013

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Original Submission
19 Jun 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
30 Jun 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - jiangping gong
2 Jul 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Philip Owens
6 Aug 2013 Author responded Author comments - Anne Kallioniemi
Resubmission - Version 2
6 Aug 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
17 Sep 2013 Editorially accepted
22 Sep 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2407-13-429

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute of Biomedical Technology, University of Tampere and BioMediTech
Fimlab Laboratories