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    KLK3/PSA and cathepsin D activate VEGF-C and VEGF-D

    Sawan Kumar Jha et al.
    Both VEGF-C and VEGF-D can be activated by KLK3/PSA and Cathepsin D, producing two novel VEGF-C forms and the known VEGFR-2-specific form of VEGF-D.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cancer Biology

    Cysteine dioxygenase 1 is a metabolic liability for non-small cell lung cancer

    Yun Pyo Kang et al.
    By increasing intracellular cysteine levels, NRF2 engages a tumor suppressive metabolic pathway mediated by cysteine dioxygenase 1.
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    Replication Study: Wnt activity defines colon cancer stem cells and is regulated by the microenvironment

    Anthony Essex et al.
    Editors' Summary: This Replication Study has reproduced important parts of the original paper.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cancer Biology

    Comprehensive substrate specificity profiling of the human Nek kinome reveals unexpected signaling outputs

    Bert van de Kooij et al.
    The human NimA-related kinases (Neks) recognize divergent substrate motifs, and include Nek10 as a dual-specificity serine/tyrosine kinase, and Nek6, Nek7 and Nek9 as amplifiers of the Plk1 phospho-motif.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    DDR2 controls breast tumor stiffness and metastasis by regulating integrin mediated mechanotransduction in CAFs

    Samantha VH Bayer et al.
    The action of the collagen receptor DDR2 in CAFs regulates Rap1-Talin1 mediated Integrin mechanotransduction in breast tumors to impact tumor stiffness and metastases.
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    Biomarkers: Improving survival prediction for melanoma

    Mykyta Artomov
    The survival of patients with cutaneous melanoma can be accurately predicted using just four DNA methylation marks.
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    A four-DNA methylation biomarker is a superior predictor of survival of patients with cutaneous melanoma

    Wenna Guo et al.
    This four-DNA methylation signature demonstrates potential as a novel independent prognostic indicator for risk-stratifying patients with CM.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Transcriptional control of subtype switching ensures adaptation and growth of pancreatic cancer

    Christina R Adams et al.
    The GLI2 transcription factor is a master regulator of the aggressive basal-like subtype of pancreatic cancer and enables adaptation to oncogenic KRAS ablation.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Human pancreatic cancer cell exosomes, but not human normal cell exosomes, act as an initiator in cell transformation

    Karoliina Stefanius et al.
    Exosomes secreted from pancreatic cancer cells can function as a classic initiator in the multi-step cellular transformation process.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cancer Biology

    Novel RNA and DNA strand exchange activity of the PALB2 DNA binding domain and its critical role for DNA repair in cells

    Jaigeeth Deveryshetty et al.
    Biochemical studies revealed novel property of human tumor suppressor PALB2, which significantly contribute into DNA repair in cells and can be targeted for the development of novel anticancer treatment.