FIGURE 44.2. Loss of normal topology and polarization of epithelial cells in cancer results in secretion of mucins into the bloodstream.

FIGURE 44.2

Loss of normal topology and polarization of epithelial cells in cancer results in secretion of mucins into the bloodstream. The tumor cells invading the tissues and bloodstream also present such mucins on their cell surfaces.

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From: Chapter 44, Glycosylation Changes in Cancer

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Essentials of Glycobiology. 2nd edition.
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Cold Spring Harbor (NY): Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; 2009.
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