Saturday, December 5, 2009

Twist modulates breast CSC

Potential new 'twist' in breast cancer detection, EurekAlert, December 4, 2009 [FriendFeed entry]. First paragraph:
Working with mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins publishing in the December issue of Neoplasia have shown that a protein made by a gene called "Twist" may be the proverbial red flag that can accurately distinguish stem cells that drive aggressive, metastatic breast cancer from other breast cancer cells.
Based on: Twist modulates breast cancer stem cells by transcriptional regulation of CD24 expression by Farhad Vesuna, Ala Lisok, Brian Kimble and Venu Raman, Neoplasia 2009(Dec); 11(12): 1318-28 [Abstract][OA full text PDF][DOAJ entry for Neoplasia].

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