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Metastasizing tumor cells use matrix metalloproteases, such as the transmembrane collagenase MT1-MMP, together with actin-based protrusions, to break through extracellular matrix barriers and migrate in dense matrix. Here we show that the actin nucleation-promoting protein N-WASP (Neural Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein) is up-regulated in breast cancer,(More)
The primary structure of the newly sequence analysed placental tissue protein 13 (PP13) was highly homologous to several members of the beta-galactoside-binding S-type lectin (galectin) family. By homology modelling, the three-dimensional structure of PP13 was built based on high-resolution crystal structures of homologues and also their characteristic(More)
Infection of host cells by pathogenic microbes triggers signal transduction pathways leading to a multitude of host cell responses including actin cytoskeletal re-arrangements and transcriptional programs. The diarrheagenic pathogens Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) and the related Enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) subvert the host-cell actin cytoskeleton to(More)
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