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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Pharmacological targeting of the transcription factor SOX18 delays breast cancer in mice

    Jeroen Overman et al.
    A novel molecular strategy to block transcription factor activity using small molecule interference of multiple protein-protein interactions is reported.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Collagen-rich omentum is a premetastatic niche for integrin α2-mediated peritoneal metastasis

    Yen-Lin Huang et al.
    Inhibition of ITGA2-mediated cancer cell-collagen interaction or targeting focal adhesion kinase activity may present an opportunity for therapeutic intervention of metastatic spread in ovarian cancer.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    The eukaryotic translation initiation factor eIF4E harnesses hyaluronan production to drive its malignant activity

    Hiba Ahmad Zahreddine et al.
    The eukaryotic translation initiation factor eIF4E induces hyaluronic acid (HA) synthesis to drive cancer metastasis which can be reversed following eIF4E inhibition and HA degradation.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    TP53 exon-6 truncating mutations produce separation of function isoforms with pro-tumorigenic functions

    Nitin H Shirole et al.
    Genetic and molecular analysis of TP53 exon-6 truncating mutations reveal that these mutations, contrary to current belief, promote tumorigenesis and point towards strategies for treating cancers driven by these prevalent mutations.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Estrogen exacerbates mammary involution through neutrophil-dependent and -independent mechanism

    Chew Leng Lim et al.
    Estrogen aggravates mammary involution through lysosome-mediated cell death, neutrophil recruitment via CXCR2 signalling, neutrophil-mediated inflammation and adipocyte repopulation.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Androgen-regulated transcription of ESRP2 drives alternative splicing patterns in prostate cancer

    Jennifer Munkley et al.
    The male steroid hormone testosterone regulates splicing patterns by controlling the expression of a key splicing regulator protein.
    1. Cell Biology

    Polo-like kinase 1 induces epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and promotes epithelial cell motility by activating CRAF/ERK signaling

    Jianguo Wu et al.
    Overexpression of PLK1 triggers oncogenic transformation and transcriptional reprogramming of prostate epithelial cells, which stimulates cell migration and invasion.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Musashi proteins are post-transcriptional regulators of the epithelial-luminal cell state

    Yarden Katz et al.
    Genetic mouse models and human cell lines show that Musashi proteins promote an epithelial/luminal state and inhibit epithelial–mesenchymal transition (EMT), and genome-wide maps of translational regulatory targets connect Musashi proteins to an epithelial alternative splicing program and to the regulation of EMT.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Global transcriptional analysis identifies a novel role for SOX4 in tumor-induced angiogenesis

    Stephin J Vervoort et al.
    Global transcriptome analysis reveals that the transcription factor SOX4 can promote breast tumor development via tumor angiogenesis by promoting paracrine signalling through endothelin-1.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Dissecting phenotypic transitions in metastatic disease via photoconversion-based isolation

    Yogev Sela et al.
    A photoconversion-based isolation technique enables systematic investigation of spatially distinct small metastases (microcolonies) versus large lesions (macrometastases).