|Nickel induces migratory and invasive phenotype in human epithelial cells by epigenetically activating ZEB1
By Jamshed Arslan Pharm.D. Nickel (Ni) is a naturally abundant metallic element. It is a major component of stainless steel, coins, and many other items of daily use. Disturbingly, Ni exposure is associated with can... Read more.
|Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) Markers
Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) is the trans-differentiation of stationary epithelial cells into motile mesenchymal cells. During EMT, epithelial cells lose their junctions and apical-basal polarity, reorganize their cytoskeleton, undergo a... Read more.
|Understanding the relationship between HIF-1 alpha, Hypoxia and Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a natural process by which epithelial cells lose their polarity and intercellular adhesion, and gain the migratory invasive properties of mesenchymal stem cells that can differentiate into a variety of cel... Read more.
|CD63: is it pro-metastatic or anti-metastatic?
CD63 is a type II membrane protein belonging to tetraspanin superfamily and it play key roles in the activation of several cellular signaling cascades along with acting as TIMP1 receptor. It is expressed by activated platelets, monocytes,... Read more.
|Beta Catenin in Cell Adhesion and T-cell Signaling
Beta Catenin is a cytosolic, 88 kDa intracellular protein that tightly associates with cell surface cadherin glycoproteins. It is one member of the catenin family that includes alpha Catenin, beta Catenin, and gamma Catenin. Colocalization studies usi... Read more.