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Cell and molecular biology

This section covers all aspects of tumor biology from a molecular and cellular point of view. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, animal models, hypoxia, angiogenesis, metastasis, cellular signaling, cancer stem cells, DNA damage and repair, cell cycle and apoptosis.

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  1. HER2 over-expression is related with a poor prognosis in patients with invasive breast cancer tumors. Clinical associations have reported that somatic mutations of p53 more frequently detected in cases of spor...

    Authors: A. A. Román-Rosales, E. García-Villa, L. A. Herrera, P. Gariglio and J. Díaz-Chávez

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:709

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  2. The neuronal intermediate filament alpha-internexin (α-internexin) is a cytoskeleton protein which is involved in the tumor initiation and progression. In this study, we examined the expression and prognosis v...

    Authors: Yuhong Wang, Yuanjia Chen, Xiaoxing Li, Wanming Hu, Yu Zhang, Luohai Chen, Minhu Chen and Jie Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:691

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  3. Orphan nuclear receptors ERRα, ERRβ and ERRγ that belong to NR3B or type IV nuclear receptor family are well studied for their role in breast cancer pathophysiology. Their homology with the canonical estrogen ...

    Authors: Kanchan Kumari, Amit K. Adhya, Arabinda Kumar Rath, P. B. Reddy and Sandip K. Mishra

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:690

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  4. Heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs) are complex molecules which play a role in the invasion and growth and metastatic properties of cancerous cells. In this work we analyze changes in the patterns of express...

    Authors: Ainara Crespo, Olivia García-Suárez, Iván Fernández-Vega, María Pilar Solis-Hernandez, Beatriz García, Sonia Castañón and Luis M. Quirós

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:687

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  5. Uterine serous carcinoma (USC) is a rare but aggressive subtype of endometrial carcinoma. Large-scale comprehensive efforts have resulted in an improved molecular understanding of its pathogenesis, and the p53...

    Authors: Katharina Bischof, Stian Knappskog, Ingunn Stefansson, Emmet Martin McCormack, Jone Trovik, Henrica Maria Johanna Werner, Kathrine Woie, Bjorn Tore Gjertsen and Line Bjorge

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:684

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  6. Progesterone receptor (PR) is expressed from a single gene as two isoforms, PRA and PRB. In normal breast human tissue, PRA and PRB are expressed in equimolar ratios, but isoform ratio is altered during malign...

    Authors: María José Carlini, María Sol Recouvreux, Marina Simian and Maria Aparecida Nagai

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:682

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  7. Hypoxia stimulates metastasis in cancer and is linked to poor patient prognosis. In tumours, oxygen levels vary and hypoxic regions exist within a generally well-oxygenated tumour. However, whilst the heteroge...

    Authors: Hannah Harrison, Henry J. Pegg, Jamie Thompson, Christian Bates and Paul Shore

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:674

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  8. KMT2/MLL proteins are commonly overexpressed or mutated in cancer and have been shown to support cancer maintenance. These proteins are responsible for methylating histone 3 at lysine 4 and promoting transcrip...

    Authors: Beth K. Neilsen, Binita Chakraborty, Jamie L. McCall, Danielle E. Frodyma, Richard L. Sleightholm, Kurt W. Fisher and Robert E. Lewis

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:673

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  9. The breast cancer microenvironment promotes tumor vascularization through the complex interactions involving tumor-associated fibroblasts (TAFs). Emerging data indicate that TAFs increase production and signal...

    Authors: Justin Zonneville, Alfiya Safina, Alexander M. Truskinovsky, Carlos L. Arteaga and Andrei V. Bakin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:670

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  10. Blockade of PD-1 receptor may provide proof of concepts for the activity of an immune-modulation approach for the treatment of breast cancer (BC). Zoledronic acid (ZA) has been proven to inhibit angiogenesis, ...

    Authors: Yuan Li, Yang Du, Ting Sun, Huadan Xue, Zhengyu Jin and Jie Tian

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:669

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  11. Diffusely infiltrating astrocytomas originate from astrocytic glial cells or their precursor cells and are the most common type of brain tumors in adults. In this retrospective study, we investigated the conte...

    Authors: Mari Valkonen, Hannu Haapasalo, Kirsi Rilla, Kristiina Tyynelä-Korhonen, Ylermi Soini and Sanna Pasonen-Seppänen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:664

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  12. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the sixth most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Despite new technologies in diagnosis and treatment, the incidence and mortality ...

    Authors: Hongying Liu, Xieqi Wang, Bing Feng, Lipeng Tang, Weiping Li, Xirun Zheng, Ying Liu, Yan Peng, Guangjuan Zheng and Qinglian He

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:661

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  13. Recent evidence in cancer research, developed the notion that malignant tumors consist of different subpopulations of cells, one of them, known as cancer stem cells, being attributed many important properties ...

    Authors: Z. Kozovska, A. Patsalias, V. Bajzik, E. Durinikova, L. Demkova, S. Jargasova, B. Smolkova, J. Plava, L. Kucerova and M. Matuskova

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:656

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  14. In human pulmonary malignancies, the SRY-box containing gene 30 (SOX30) is a known cancer-suppressing gene. Nevertheless, its molecular role and clinical effects remains unknown in bladder cancer.

    Authors: Yang Liu, Han Wang, Jianhua Zhong, Chenglong Wu, Gang Yang, Yuantang Zhong, Jinghua Zhang and Aifa Tang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:642

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  15. Novel therapeutic approaches are required to treat ovarian cancer and dependency on glycolysis may provide new targets for treatment. This study sought to investigate the variation of expression of molecular c...

    Authors: Chrysi Xintaropoulou, Carol Ward, Alan Wise, Suzanna Queckborner, Arran Turnbull, Caroline O. Michie, Alistair R. W. Williams, Tzyvia Rye, Charlie Gourley and Simon P. Langdon

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:636

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  16. Metastasis is a complex process which is difficult to study and model. Experimental ingenuity is therefore essential when seeking to elucidate the biological mechanisms involved.

    Authors: Shirley Jean Keeton, Jean Marie Delalande, Mark Cranfield, Alan Burns and Philip Richard Dash

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:622

    Content type: Technical advance

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  17. It is essential to understand the mechanisms responsible for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) progression and chemoresistance in order to identify prognostic biomarkers as well as potential therapeutic avenues. ...

    Authors: Lui Ng, Ariel K. M. Chow, Johnny H. W. Man, Thomas C. C. Yau, Timothy M. H. Wan, Deepak N. Iyer, Virginia H. T. Kwan, Ronnie T. P. Poon, Roberta W. C. Pang and Wai-Lun Law

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:621

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  18. Activation of c-Met, a receptor tyrosine kinase, induces radiation therapy resistance in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The activated residual of c-Met is located in lipid rafts (Duhon et al. Mol Carcinog...

    Authors: Juan Zeng, Heying Zhang, Yonggang Tan, Cheng Sun, Yusi Liang, Jinyang Yu and Huawei Zou

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:611

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  19. Breast cancer (BC) is highly heterogeneous with ~ 60–70% of estrogen receptor positive BC patient’s response to anti-hormone therapy. Estrogen receptors (ERs) play an important role in breast cancer progressio...

    Authors: B. Madhu Krishna, Sanjib Chaudhary, Dipti Ranjan Mishra, Sanoj K. Naik, S. Suklabaidya, A. K. Adhya and Sandip K. Mishra

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:607

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  20. Cancer remains one of the leading causes of death around the world, where incidence and mortality rates are at a constant increase. Tumourigenic cells are characteristically seen to over-express the 37 kDa/67 ...

    Authors: Leila Vania, Thalia M. Rebelo, Eloise Ferreira and Stefan F. T. Weiss

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:602

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  21. Lung adenocarcinoma is the most common type of lung cancer and one of the most lethal and prevalent cancers. Aberrant glycosylation was common and essential in tumorigenesis, with fucosylation as one of the mo...

    Authors: Xing Wei, Kun Zhang, Haifeng Qin, Jinlong Zhu, Qiaoxi Qin, Yang Yu and Hong Wang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:600

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  22. Glioma is the most common primary brain tumor in adults with a poor prognosis. As a member of ARF subfamily GTPase, ARL2 plays a key role in regulating the dynamics of microtubules and mitochondrial functions....

    Authors: Yulin Wang, Gefei Guan, Wen Cheng, Yang Jiang, Fengping Shan, Anhua Wu, Peng Cheng and Zongze Guo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:599

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  23. Metastatic breast cancer carries a poor prognosis despite the success of newly targeted therapies. Treatment options remain especially limited for the subtype of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Several s...

    Authors: Carrie D. House, Valentina Grajales, Michelle Ozaki, Elizabeth Jordan, Helmae Wubneh, Danielle C. Kimble, Jana M. James, Marianne K. Kim and Christina M. Annunziata

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:595

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  24. Knowledge about the expression and thus a role of enzymes that produce endogenous H2S - cystathionine-β-synthase, cystathionine γ-lyase and mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase - in renal tumors is still controvers...

    Authors: Jan Breza Jr, Andrea Soltysova, Sona Hudecova, Adela Penesova, Ivan Szadvari, Petr Babula, Barbora Chovancova, Lubomira Lencesova, Ondrej Pos, Jan Breza, Karol Ondrias and Olga Krizanova

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:591

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  25. Carbonic anhydrase related proteins (CARPs) VIII, X and XI functionally differ from the other carbonic anhydrase (CA) enzymes. Structurally, they lack the zinc binding residues, which are important for enzyme ...

    Authors: Sini L. Karjalainen, Hannu K. Haapasalo, Ashok Aspatwar, Harlan Barker, Seppo Parkkila and Joonas A. Haapasalo

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:584

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  26. The anti-tumor properties of cannabinoids have been investigated in many in vitro and in vivo studies. Many of these anti-tumor effects are mediated via cannabinoid receptor types 1 and 2 (CB1 and CB2), comprisin...

    Authors: Mohammed I. Khan, Anna A. Sobocińska, Klaudia K. Brodaczewska, Katarzyna Zielniok, Malgorzata Gajewska, Claudine Kieda, Anna M. Czarnecka and Cezary Szczylik

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:583

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  27. Lung cancer remains the top contributor to cancer-related mortality worldwide. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been reported to participate in normal development and tumorigenesis. LncRNA nuclear enriched ...

    Authors: Wu Zhou, Xing Chen, Qinghua Hu, Xuliang Chen, Yingji Chen and Lingjin Huang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:580

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  28. Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) play a critical role in modulating the tumor microenvironment and promote tumor metastases. Our studies have demonstrated that ginsenoside Rh2 (G-Rh2), a monomeric compound ...

    Authors: Honglin Li, Nan Huang, Weikang Zhu, Jianchun Wu, Xiaohui Yang, Wenjing Teng, Jianhui Tian, Zhihong Fang, Yingbin Luo, Min Chen and Yan Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:579

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  29. A-disintegrin and metalloproteinases (ADAMs) are members of a family of multidomain transmembrane and secreted proteins. Specific ADAMs are upregulated in human cancers and correlated with tumor progression an...

    Authors: Xiaodong Jiao, Wenlong Yu, Jianxin Qian, Ying Chen, Peilian Wei, Wenzheng Fang and Guanzhen Yu

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:570

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  30. Glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase 1 (GOT1) regulates cellular metabolism through coordinating the utilization of carbohydrates and amino acids to meet nutrient requirements. KRAS mutated cancer cells were re...

    Authors: Xiaoshan Zhou, Sophie Curbo, Fuqiang Li, Shuba Krishnan and Anna Karlsson

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:559

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  31. SETDB1 is a histone H3K9 methyltransferase, which plays a significant role in the occurrence and progression of tumors. Previous studies have confirmed that T-lymphom invasion and metastasis gene (Tiam1) is a ...

    Authors: Yuqin Zhang, Jing Huang, Qisheng Li, Keli Chen, Yonghao Liang, Zetao Zhan, Feng Ye, Wen Ni, Longhua Chen and Yi Ding

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:539

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  32. Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone cancer in children and young adults. It is highly aggressive and patients that present with metastasis have a poor prognosis. Angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4) drives t...

    Authors: T. Zhang, A. Kastrenopoulou, Q. Larrouture, N. A. Athanasou and H. J. Knowles

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:536

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  33. Neuropilin-1 (NRP-1), a non-tyrosine kinase glycoprotein receptor, is associated with poor prognosis breast cancer, however transcriptomic changes triggered by NRP-1 overexpression and its association with che...

    Authors: Adviti Naik, Aida Al-Yahyaee, Nada Abdullah, Juda-El Sam, Noura Al-Zeheimi, Mahmoud W. Yaish and Sirin A. Adham

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:533

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  34. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) often arises in the setting of chronic inflammation with multiple inhibitory immune signals. V-domain Ig suppressor of T cell activation (VISTA) is identified as a novel negative...

    Authors: Ming Zhang, Hua-Jin Pang, Wei Zhao, Yu-Fa Li, Li-Xu Yan, Zhong-Yi Dong and Xiao-Feng He

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:511

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  35. Gastric cancer is the eighth most common cancer in Taiwan, with a 40% 5-year survival rate. Approximately 40% of patients are refractory to chemotherapy. Currently, the anti-HER2 therapy is the only clinically...

    Authors: Yung-Yu Hsieh, Shui-Yi Tung, Hung-Yu Pan, Chih-Wei Yen, Huang-Wei Xu, Yi-Fang Deng, Ying-Jhen Lin, Wan-Ting Hsu, Cheng-Shyong Wu and Chin Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:508

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  36. Tamoxifen is a frontline therapy for estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer in premenopausal women. However, many patients develop resistance to tamoxifen, and the mechanism underlying tamoxifen resista...

    Authors: Wei Li, Ling Xu, Xiaofang Che, Haizhou Li, Ye Zhang, Na Song, Ti Wen, Kezuo Hou, Yi Yang, Lu Zhou, Xing Xin, Lu Xu, Xue Zeng, Sha Shi, Yunpeng Liu, Xiujuan Qu…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:507

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  37. PEST-containing nuclear protein (PCNP), a novel nuclear protein, is involved in cell proliferation and tumorigenesis. However, the precise mechanism of action of PCNP in the process of tumor growth has not yet...

    Authors: Dong-Dong Wu, Ying-Ran Gao, Tao Li, Da-Yong Wang, Dan Lu, Shi-Yu Liu, Ya Hong, Hui-Bin Ning, Jun-Ping Liu, Jia Shang, Jun-Feng Shi, Jian-She Wei and Xin-Ying Ji

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:499

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  38. NKX2.5 is a transcription factor transiently expressed during thyroid organogenesis. Recently, several works have pointed out the oncogenic role of NKX2.5 in a variety of tumors. We therefore hypothesized that...

    Authors: Ricardo Cortez Cardoso Penha, Luisa Aguirre Buexm, Fabiana Resende Rodrigues, Taciana Padilha de Castro, Maria Carolina S. Santos, Rodrigo Soares Fortunato, Denise P. Carvalho, Luciene C. Cardoso-Weide and Andrea C. F. Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:498

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  39. The transcription factor PAX6 is expressed in various cancers. In anaplastic astrocytic glioma, PAX6 expression is inversely related to tumor grade, resulting in low PAX6 expression in Glioblastoma, the highes...

    Authors: Beate Hegge, Eva Sjøttem and Ingvild Mikkola

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:496

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  40. The E-selectin ligands expressed by cancer cells mediate adhesion of circulating cancer cells to endothelial cells, as well as within tissue microenvironments important for tumor progression and metastasis. Th...

    Authors: Mylène A. Carrascal, Catarina Talina, Paula Borralho, A. Gonçalo Mineiro, Ana Raquel Henriques, Cláudia Pen, Manuela Martins, Sofia Braga, Robert Sackstein and Paula A. Videira

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:495

    Content type: Technical advance

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  41. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the main risk factor for the development and progression of cervical cancer. HPV-16 E6 and E7 expression is essential for induction and maintenance of the transformed ph...

    Authors: Tatiana Rabachini, Enrique Boccardo, Rubiana Andrade, Katia Regina Perez, Suely Nonogaki, Iolanda Midea Cuccovia and Luisa Lina Villa

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:485

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  42. The calcium-binding protein calretinin (gene name: CALB2) is currently considered as the most sensitive and specific marker for the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma (MM). MM is a very aggressive tumor strongly...

    Authors: Walter Blum, László Pecze, Janine Wörthmüller Rodriguez, Martine Steinauer and Beat Schwaller

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:475

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  43. Macrophages in the tumor microenvironment play a critical role in tumorigenesis and anti-cancer drug resistance. Burkitt’s lymphoma (BL) is a B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma with dense macrophage infiltration. H...

    Authors: Jing Zhang, Dongqing Cao, Shuangquan Yu, Lingchao Chen, Daolin Wei, Chang Shen, Lin Zhuang, Qian Wang, Xiaoping Xu and Yin Tong

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:467

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