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Nat Rev Cancer. 2007 Jun;7(6):415-28. Epub 2007 May 17.

Snail, Zeb and bHLH factors in tumour progression: an alliance against the epithelial phenotype?

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Departamento de Bioquímica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols CSIC-UAM, Arturo Duperier 4, 28029 Madrid, Spain.

Abstract

The molecular mechanisms that underlie tumour progression are still poorly understood, but recently our knowledge of particular aspects of some of these processes has increased. Specifically, the identification of Snail, ZEB and some basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) factors as inducers of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and potent repressors of E-cadherin expression has opened new avenues of research with potential clinical implications.

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17508028
DOI:
10.1038/nrc2131
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