Ann-Christin Nyström

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The phenomenon of parental imprinting involves the preferential expression of one parental allele of a subset of chromosomal genes and has so far only been documented in the mouse. We show here, by exploiting sequence polymorphisms in exon nine of the human insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) gene, that only the paternally-inherited allele is active in(More)
IGF2 is expressed in both placental and decidual tissues, enabling an analysis of the parental imprinting over the fetomaternal boundary. Evidence is provided that IGF2 is monoallelically expressed in both placenta and pregnant, as well as nonpregnant, endometrium. These observations suggest that the maternally derived IGF2 allele is inactivated during(More)
Production and secretion of pro-metastatic proteins is a feature of many tumor cells. The FAM3C interleukin-like epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition (EMT) inducer (ILEI) has been shown to be strongly up-regulated in several cancers and to be essential for tumor formation and metastasis in epithelial cells, correlating with a significant decrease in overall(More)
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