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Colorectal cancer

Oncology

2014

Markey Cancer Center Faculty Publications

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Activation Of C-Met And Upregulation Of Cd44 Expression Are Associated With The Metastatic Phenotype In The Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastasis Model, Victoria Allison Elliott, Piotr G. Rychahou, Yekaterina Y. Zaytseva, B. Mark Evers May 2014

Activation Of C-Met And Upregulation Of Cd44 Expression Are Associated With The Metastatic Phenotype In The Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastasis Model, Victoria Allison Elliott, Piotr G. Rychahou, Yekaterina Y. Zaytseva, B. Mark Evers

Markey Cancer Center Faculty Publications

Background

Liver metastasis is the most common cause of death in patients with colorectal cancer. Despite extensive research into the biology of cancer progression, the molecular mechanisms that drive colorectal cancer metastasis are not well characterized.

Methods

HT29 LM1, HT29 LM2, HT29 LM3 cell lines were derived from the human colorectal cancer cell line HT29 following multiple rounds of in vivo selection in immunodeficient mice.

Results

CD44 expression, a transmembrane glycoprotein involved in cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesions, and cancer cells adhesion to endothelial cells was increased in all in vivo selected cell lines, with maximum CD44 expression and cancer cells …