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    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Dynamics of nevus development implicate cell cooperation in the growth arrest of transformed melanocytes

    Rolando Ruiz-Vega et al.
    Spontaneous growth arrest of transformed melanocytes (resulting in benign “moles”) does not result from cell-autonomous oncogene-induced senescence, but can be explained by collective mechanisms used in normal tissue size control.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Regulation of zebrafish melanocyte development by ligand-dependent BMP signaling

    Alec K Gramann et al.
    The oncogenic role ligand-dependent BMP signaling plays in suppressing differentiation in melanoma is a reiteration of its physiological roles during melanocyte development.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Transcription factor MITF and remodeller BRG1 define chromatin organisation at regulatory elements in melanoma cells

    Patrick Laurette et al.
    The PBAF chromatin-remodelling complex is essential for the proliferation of melanocytes and melanoma cells and is recruited to critical regulatory elements by physical and functional interactions with MITF, a transcription factor and master regulator of melanoma.
    1. Cell Biology

    Sex steroids regulate skin pigmentation through nonclassical membrane-bound receptors

    Christopher A Natale et al.
    Two receptors have been identified that can be targeted in melanocytes with selective small molecule agonists to modulate human skin color.
    1. Developmental Biology

    A chemical screen in zebrafish embryonic cells establishes that Akt activation is required for neural crest development

    Christie Ciarlo et al.
    Akt activation is required for neural crest differentiation through regulation of Sox10 activity.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Hair follicle stem cells regulate retinoid metabolism to maintain the self-renewal niche for melanocyte stem cells

    Zhiwei Lu et al.
    Metabolite mediates communication between stem cells and influences stem cell maintenance.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Different genetic mechanisms mediate spontaneous versus UVR-induced malignant melanoma

    Blake Ferguson et al.
    Genetic variation determines whether or not UV exposure accelerates melanoma development.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    MITF reprograms the extracellular matrix and focal adhesion in melanoma

    Ramile Dilshat et al.
    Analysis of knockout and knockdown melanoma cells and TCGA melanoma data shows that the microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) is a major repressor of extracellular matrix (ECM) and focal adhesion genes.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Long-distance communication by specialized cellular projections during pigment pattern development and evolution

    Dae Seok Eom et al.
    Cells of the xanthophore lineage form projections that allow them to communicate with other pigment cells during adult pigment pattern formation in zebrafish, but not in the closely-related pearl danio.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Activation of G protein-coupled estrogen receptor signaling inhibits melanoma and improves response to immune checkpoint blockade

    Christopher A Natale et al.
    Driving melanoma differentiation through G protein-coupled estrogen receptor signaling decreases proliferative capacity, decreases expression of the oncodriver and stem cell marker c-Myc, and increases the effectiveness of immunotherapy.

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