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About one-third of cancers harbor activating mutations in rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (RAS) oncogenes. In melanoma, aberrant neuroblastoma-RAS (NRAS) signaling fuels tumor progression in about 20% of patients. Current therapeutics for NRAS-driven malignancies barely affect overall survival. To date, pathway interference downstream of mutant NRAS(More)
Glioblastoma has been reported as one of the leading causes of cancer-related death, and some factors including oncogenic genes and environments are involved in tumorigenesis. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) act as a kind of small and noncoding RNA, which can target the downstream molecules. Emerging reports demonstrate that microRNAs regulate the initiation and(More)
UNLABELLED Mutations in the proto-oncogene c-KIT (KIT) are found in several cancers, and the site of these mutations differs markedly between cancer types. We used site directed mutagenesis to induce KIT(559), KIT(642) and KIT(816) mutations in primary human melanocytes (PHM) and we investigated the impact of each mutation on KIT function. We studied(More)
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