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  1. Bladder cancer (BCa) is a frequent urothelial malignancy with a high ratio of morbidity and mortality. Various genetic and environmental factors are involved in BCa progression. Since, majority of BCa cases ar...

    Authors: Amir Sadra Zangouei, Amir Hossein Barjasteh, Hamid Reza Rahimi, Majid Mojarrad and Meysam Moghbeli

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:127

    Content type: Review

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  2. Current pharmacological therapies and treatments targeting pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) have proven ineffective, far too often. Therefore, there is an urgent need for alternative therapeutic approa...

    Authors: Dexter L. Puckett, Mohammed Alquraishi, Dina Alani, Samah Chahed, Dallas Donohoe, Brynn Voy, Jay Whelan and Ahmed Bettaieb

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:126

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  3. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Xiao-xiao Zuo, Ya Yang, Yue Zhang, Zhi-gang Zhang, Xiao-fei Wang and Yong-gang Shi

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:125

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    The original article was published in Cell Communication and Signaling 2019 17:142

  4. The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a combination of cardiovascular risk-factors, including obesity, hypertension, hyperglycemia, and insulin resistance. MetS may induce senescence in mesenchymal stem/stromal cel...

    Authors: Yongxin Li, Yu Meng, Xiangyang Zhu, Ishran M. Saadiq, Kyra L. Jordan, Alfonso Eirin and Lilach O. Lerman

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:124

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  5. Neurodegeneration is a representative phenotype of patients with chronic alcoholism. Ethanol-induced calcium overload causes NOD-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome formation and an imbalance in mitoc...

    Authors: Jae Ryong Lim, Hyun Jik Lee, Young Hyun Jung, Jun Sung Kim, Chang Woo Chae, Seo Yihl Kim and Ho Jae Han

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:123

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  6. Multivesicular bodies (MVBs) are endosome organelles that are gradually attracting research attention. Initially, MVBs were considered as important components of the endosomal-lysosomal degradation pathway. In...

    Authors: Xueqiang Peng, Liang Yang, Yingbo Ma, Yan Li and Hangyu Li

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:122

    Content type: Review

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  7. The PIM family kinases promote cancer cell survival and motility as well as metastatic growth in various types of cancer. We have previously identified several PIM substrates, which support cancer cell migrati...

    Authors: Niina M. Santio, Veera Vainio, Tuuli Hoikkala, Kwan Long Mung, Mirka Lång, Riitta Vahakoski, Justyna Zdrojewska, Eleanor T. Coffey, Elena Kremneva, Eeva-Marja Rainio and Päivi J. Koskinen

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:121

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  8. Malignant gliomas are the most common and deadly type of central nervous system tumors. Despite some advances in treatment, the mean survival time remains only about 1.25 years. Even after surgery, radiotherap...

    Authors: Amir B. Ghaemmaghami, Maryam Mahjoubin-Tehran, Ahmad Movahedpour, Korosh Morshedi, Amirhossein Sheida, Seyed Pouya Taghavi, Hamed Mirzaei and Michael R. Hamblin

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:120

    Content type: Review

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  9. Exosomes have been considered as novel and potent vehicles of intercellular communication, instead of “cell dust”. Exosomes are consistent with anucleate cells, and organelles with lipid bilayer consisting of ...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Neng Zhu, Tao Yan, Ya-Ning Shi, Jing Chen, Chan-Juan Zhang, Xue-Jiao Xie, Duan-Fang Liao and Li Qin

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:119

    Content type: Review

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  10. The term mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) designates an assorted cell population comprised of stem cells, progenitor cells, fibroblasts, and stromal cells. MSCs contribute to the homeostatic maintenance of man...

    Authors: Serife Ayaz-Guner, Nicola Alessio, Mustafa B. Acar, Domenico Aprile, Servet Özcan, Giovanni Di Bernardo, Gianfranco Peluso and Umberto Galderisi

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:118

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  11. Estrogen receptor α (ERα) has been suggested to regulate anti-inflammatory signaling in brain microglia, the only resident immune cells in the brain. ERα conserves the phosphorylation motif at Ser216 within th...

    Authors: Sawako Shindo, Shih-Heng Chen, Saki Gotoh, Kosuke Yokobori, Hao Hu, Manas Ray, Rick Moore, Kiyoshi Nagata, Jennifer Martinez, Jau-Shyong Hong and Masahiko Negishi

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:117

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  12. Aberrant activation of the Hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway is frequently observed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), nevertheless, the precise molecular mechanism remains unclear. Forkhead box M1 (FOXM1), a ta...

    Authors: Yiting Wang, Hailong Wang, Zhengwei Yan, Guohua Li, Guohui Hu, Hong Zhang, Dengliang Huang, Yao Wang, Xiang Zhang, Yehong Yan, Quqin Lu, Minzhang Cheng and Shiwen Luo

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:116

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  13. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is associated with resistance to anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antibodies (both acquired and intrinsic), owing to the amplification or mutation of the KRAS oncogene. However...

    Authors: Hua Ye, Yi Liu, Kefeng Wu, Hui Luo and Liao Cui

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:115

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  14. Progression of Colorectal cancer (CRC) is influenced by single or compounded environmental factors. Accumulating evidence shows that microbiota can influence the outcome of cancer immunotherapy. T cell, one of...

    Authors: Hua Sui, Lu Zhang, Kaijuan Gu, Ni Chai, Qing Ji, Lihong Zhou, Yan Wang, Junze Ren, Limei Yang, Bimeng Zhang, Jing Hu and Qi Li

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:113

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  15. Many cancers evade immune surveillance by overexpressing PD-L1. PD-L1 interacted with its receptor PD-1, resulting in reduction of T cell proliferation and activation and thereafter cancer cell death mediated ...

    Authors: Yu Wang, Qingguo Sun, Ning Mu, Xiaoyang Sun, Yingying Wang, Songqing Fan, Ling Su and Xiangguo Liu

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:112

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  16. Cells taken from mouse embryos before sex differentiation respond to insults according to their chromosomal sex, a difference traceable to differential methylation. We evaluated the mechanism for this differen...

    Authors: Carlos G. Penaloza, Mayra Cruz, Gabrielle Germain, Sidra Jabeen, Mohammad Javdan, Richard A. Lockshin and Zahra Zakeri

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:111

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  17. Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition (MET) are both reversible processes, and regulation of phenotypical transition is very important for progression of several c...

    Authors: Hande Topel, Ezgi Bagirsakci, Dehan Comez, Gulsun Bagci, Gulcin Cakan-Akdogan and Nese Atabey

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:110

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  18. The pre-implantation embryo in a competent status and post-implantation fully differentiation of the inner cell mass (ICM) and trophectoderm (TE) are prerequisites of successful implantation. Type I embryonic ...

    Authors: Qian Li, Juanzi Shi and Weimin Liu

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:108

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  19. Foxp3+CD4+ regulatory T cells (Treg) constitutes a key event in autoimmune diseases. STAT5b is the critical link between the IL-2/15 and FOXP3, the master regulator of Treg cells.

    Authors: Yuan Xiang, Jun Wang, Jia Peng Li, Wei Guo, Feng Huang, Hui Min Zhang, Han Han Li, Zhou Tong Dai, Zi Jian Zhang, Hui Li, Le Yuan Bao, Chao Jiang Gu, Kun Chen, Tong Cun Zhang and Xing Hua Liao

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:107

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  20. Although Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) have a prominent ability to suppress the immune responses of T lymphocytes and propel tumor immune escape, a lack of profound systemic immunesuppression in tum...

    Authors: Yingying Gao, Haoyu Xu, Nan Li, Hexi Wang, Lei Ma, Shiyou Chen, Jiayu Liu, Yongbo Zheng and Yao Zhang

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:106

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  21. In the setting of diabetes mellitus, mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress are important pathogenic mechanisms causing end organ damage, including diabetic kidney disease (DKD), but mechanistic unders...

    Authors: Gabriella A. Casalena, Liping Yu, Roberto Gil, Samuel Rodriguez, Shantel Sosa, William Janssen, Evren U. Azeloglu, Jeremy S. Leventhal and Ilse S. Daehn

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:105

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  22. Sepsis is an infection-induced aggressive and life-threatening organ dysfunction with high morbidity and mortality worldwide. Infection-associated inflammation and coagulation promote the progression of advers...

    Authors: Shunyao Xu, Xiaojun Pan, Lingjie Mao, Hao Pan, Wenwei Xu, Yufeng Hu, Xueshu Yu, Zhiqiang Chen, Songzan Qian, Yincai Ye, Yueyue Huang and Jingye Pan

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:104

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  23. We previously demonstrated that ovarian high grade serous carcinomas (OHGSeCa) and ovarian clear cell carcinomas (OCCCa) with an HNF-1β+/p53+/ARID1A+ immunophenotype were associated with the worst unfavorable ...

    Authors: Ako Yokoi, Toshihide Matsumoto, Yasuko Oguri, Yoshinori Hasegawa, Masataka Tochimoto, Mayu Nakagawa and Makoto Saegusa

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:103

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  24. Wnt signaling drives epithelial self-renewal and disease progression in human colonic epithelium and colorectal cancer (CRC). Characterization of Wnt effector pathways is key for our understanding of these pro...

    Authors: Vanessa Dietinger, Cira R. García de Durango, Svenja Wiechmann, Sophie L. Boos, Marlies Michl, Jens Neumann, Heiko Hermeking, Bernhard Kuster and Peter Jung

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:102

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  25. Not merely the onset of immune evasion, but other factors, such as acidosis and fibrosis, are also major barriers in cancer therapeutics. Dense fibrosis is a hallmark of pancreatic ductal carcinoma (PDAC), in ...

    Authors: Akio Tsutaho, Ari Hashimoto, Shigeru Hashimoto, Soichiro Hata, Shion Kachi, Satoshi Hirano and Hisataka Sabe

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:101

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  26. Heat shot protein 90 (HSP90) AA1 functions as an onco-protein to regulate the assembly, manipulation, folding and degradation of its client proteins, including c-MYC. However, little is known about the mechani...

    Authors: Weidong Shi, Lanyun Feng, Shu Dong, Zhouyu Ning, Yongqiang Hua, Luming Liu, Zhen Chen and Zhiqiang Meng

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:100

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  27. Aberrant hedgehog (HH) signaling is implicated in the development of various cancer entities such as medulloblastoma. Activation of GLI transcription factors was revealed as the driving force upon pathway acti...

    Authors: Tamara Scheidt, Oliver Alka, Humberto Gonczarowska-Jorge, Wolfgang Gruber, Florian Rathje, Margherita Dell’Aica, Marc Rurik, Oliver Kohlbacher, René P. Zahedi, Fritz Aberger and Christian G. Huber

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:99

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  28. Targeted therapy and immunotherapy have led to dramatic change in the treatment of lung cancer, however, the overall 5-year survival rate of lung cancer patients is still suboptimal. It is important to exploit...

    Authors: Meiling Gong, Yan Li, Xiaoping Ye, Linlin Zhang, Zhifang Wang, Xiaowen Xu, Yejing Shen and Cuixia Zheng

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:98

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  29. Cancer cells primarily utilize aerobic glycolysis for energy production, a phenomenon known as the Warburg effect. Increased aerobic glycolysis supports cancer cell survival and rapid proliferation and predict...

    Authors: Chenying Lu, Shiji Fang, Qiaoyou Weng, Xiuling Lv, Miaomiao Meng, Jinyu Zhu, Liyun Zheng, Yumin Hu, Yang Gao, Xulu Wu, Jianting Mao, Bufu Tang, Zhongwei Zhao, Li Huang and Jiansong Ji

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:97

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  30. While inflammation is associated with pancreatic cancer, the underlying mechanisms leading to cancer initiation are still being delineated. Eosinophils may promote or inhibit tumor growth, although the specifi...

    Authors: Sarah B. Gitto, Jordan M. Beardsley, Sai Preethi Nakkina, Jeremiah L. Oyer, Kathryn A. Cline, Sally A. Litherland, Alicja J. Copik, Amr S. Khaled, Na’im Fanaian, J. Pablo Arnoletti and Deborah A. Altomare

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:95

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  31. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are non-differentiated endothelial cells (ECs) present in blood circulation that are involved in neo-vascularization and correction of damaged endothelial sites. Since EPCs ...

    Authors: Sina Naserian, Mohamed Essameldin Abdelgawad, Mazdak Afshar Bakshloo, Guillaume Ha, Nassim Arouche, José L. Cohen, Benoît L. Salomon and Georges Uzan

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:94

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  32. The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway is a prolific regulator of cell-to-cell communication and gene expression. Canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling involves partnering of β-catenin with members of the TCF/LEF fam...

    Authors: KaReisha F. Robinson, Srinivas D. Narasipura, Jennillee Wallace, Ethan M. Ritz and Lena Al-Harthi

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:93

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  33. The past decade has seen the rise of omics data for the understanding of biological systems in health and disease. This wealth of information includes protein-protein interaction (PPI) data derived from both l...

    Authors: James E. Tomkins, Raffaele Ferrari, Nikoleta Vavouraki, John Hardy, Ruth C. Lovering, Patrick A. Lewis, Liam J. McGuffin and Claudia Manzoni

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:92

    Content type: Methodology

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  34. RNF43 and its homolog ZNRF3 are transmembrane E3 ubiquitin ligases frequently mutated in many human cancer types. Their main role relays on the inhibition of canonical Wnt signaling by the negative regulation ...

    Authors: Tomasz Radaszkiewicz and Vítězslav Bryja

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:91

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  35. Cancer displays high levels of heterogeneity and mutation potential, and curing cancer remains a challenge that clinicians and researchers are eager to overcome. In recent years, the emergence of cancer immuno...

    Authors: Zhujiang Dai, Jingqiu Zhang, Qi Wu, Huiwen Fang, Chunfeng Shi, Zhen Li, Chaobiao Lin, Dong Tang and Daorong Wang

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:90

    Content type: Review

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  36. Hyaluronan (HA) is an abundant component of the bone marrow (BM) extracellular matrix. Here, we investigated the abnormal deposition of HA in the BM microenvironment and its remodelling in mediating the malign...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Chen, Xiaoxing Shi, Yiwen Liu, Yiqing He, Yan Du, Guoliang Zhang, Cuixia Yang and Feng Gao

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:89

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  37. Autophagy has a crucial role in many cancers, including brain tumors. Several types of endogenous molecules (e.g. microRNAs, AKT, PTEN, p53, EGFR, and NF1) can modulate the process of autophagy. Recently miRNA...

    Authors: Mohammad Hossein Pourhanifeh, Maryam Mahjoubin-Tehran, Mohammad Reza Karimzadeh, Hamid Reza Mirzaei, Zahra Sadat Razavi, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Nayyerehsadat Hosseini, Hamed Mirzaei and Michael R. Hamblin

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:88

    Content type: Review

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  38. Cardiac fibrosis describes the inappropriate proliferation of cardiac fibroblasts (CFs), leading to accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins in the cardiac muscle, which is found in many pathophysio...

    Authors: Fatemeh Yousefi, Zahra Shabaninejad, Sina Vakili, Maryam Derakhshan, Ahmad Movahedpour, Hamed Dabiri, Younes Ghasemi, Maryam Mahjoubin-Tehran, Azin Nikoozadeh, Amir Savardashtaki, Hamed Mirzaei and Michael R. Hamblin

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:87

    Content type: Review

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  39. Protease-activated receptor 4 (PAR4) is a seven transmembrane G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) activated by endogenous proteases, such as thrombin. PAR4 is involved in various pathophysiologies including canc...

    Authors: Yukeyoung Kim and Sungho Ghil

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:86

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  40. Metastasis-associated in colon cancer 1 (MACC1) is an established marker for metastasis and tumor cell migration in a multitude of tumor entities, including glioblastoma (GBM). Nevertheless, the mechanism underly...

    Authors: Tim Hohmann, Urszula Hohmann, Marc R. Kolbe, Mathias Dahlmann, Dennis Kobelt, Ulrike Stein and Faramarz Dehghani

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:85

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  41. We previously identified PIWIL1 as an oncogene involved in endometrial carcinogenesis. However, the mechanism of Piwil1 mediated regulation of tumorigenesis remains poorly understood.

    Authors: Zheng Chen, Hua-Jing Yang, Qin Lin, Min-Jiao Zhu, Ying-Ying Yu, Xiao-Ying He and Xiao-Ping Wan

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:84

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  42. Thyroid cancer is the most common sort of endocrine-related cancer with more prevalent in women and elderly individuals which has quickly widespread expansion in worldwide over the recent decades. Common featu...

    Authors: Shabnam Heydarzadeh, Ali Asghar Moshtaghie, Maryam Daneshpoor and Mehdi Hedayati

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:83

    Content type: Review

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  43. Chemokines are a family of small cytokines, which guide a variety of immune/inflammatory cells to the site of tumor in tumorigenesis. A dysregulated expression of chemokines is implicated in different types of...

    Authors: Qiongyu Hao, Jaydutt V. Vadgama and Piwen Wang

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:82

    Content type: Review

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  44. Diabetes induces central nervous system damage, leading to cognitive decline. Fibroblast growth factor 1 (FGF1) has dual function of neuroprotection and normalizing hyperglycemia. To date, the precise mechanis...

    Authors: Yanqing Wu, Chengbiao Wu, Libing Ye, Beini Wang, Yuan Yuan, Yaqian Liu, Peipei Zheng, Jun Xiong, Yiyang Li, Ting Jiang, Xiaokun Li and Jian Xiao

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:81

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  45. Tubulointerstitial fibrosis represents the key underlying pathology of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), yet treatment options remain limited. In this study, we investigated the role of connexin43 (Cx43) hemichann...

    Authors: Gareth W. Price, Christos E. Chadjichristos, Panagiotis Kavvadas, Sydney C. W. Tang, Wai Han Yiu, Colin R. Green, Joe A. Potter, Eleftherios Siamantouras, Paul E. Squires and Claire E. Hills

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:79

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  46. Oncogenesis rewires signaling networks to confer a fitness advantage to malignant cells. For instance, the B16F0 melanoma cell model creates a cytokine sink for Interleukin-12 (IL-12) to deprive neighboring ce...

    Authors: Christina N. Byrne-Hoffman, Wentao Deng, Owen McGrath, Peng Wang, Yon Rojanasakul and David J. Klinke II

    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2020 18:78

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