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Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2011 Sep;1232:381-91. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2011.06062.x.

Molecular mechanisms of Barrett's esophagus and adenocarcinoma.

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Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

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The following on molecular mechanisms of Barrett's esophagus and adenocarcinoma contains commentaries on the mechanism of bile and gastric acid induced damage; the roles of BMP-4 and CDX-2 in the development of intestinal metaplasia; the transcription factors driving intestinalization in Barrett's esophagus; the contribution of bone marrow to metaplasia and adenocarcinoma; activation and inactivation of transcription factors; and a novel study design targeting molecular pathways in Barrett's esophagus.

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