Min-Jean Yin

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CREB pathway but not the NF-␬B pathway. Tax mutants that are defective in the NF-␬B pathway are also defective in cellular transformation (Yamaoka et al., 1996). The NF-␬B pathway is a key component of the cellular Harold Simmons Cancer Center response to a variety of extracellular stimuli including regulator of the cellular inflammatory and 1996). Many of(More)
Patients with triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs) typically have a poor prognosis. TNBCs are characterized by their resistance to apoptosis, aggressive cellular proliferation, migration and invasion, and currently lack molecular markers and effective targeted therapy. Recently, miR-221/miR-222 have been shown to regulate ERα expression and ERα-mediated(More)
Although the outgrowth of micrometastases into macrometastases is the rate-limiting step in metastatic progression and the main determinant of cancer fatality, the molecular mechanisms involved have been little studied. Here, we compared the gene expression profiles of melanoma lymph node micro- and macrometastases and unexpectedly found no common(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been implicated in the orchestration of diverse cellular processes including differentiation, proliferation, and apoptosis and are believed to play pivotal roles as oncogenes and tumor suppressors. miR-122, a liver specific miRNA, is significantly down-regulated in most hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) but its role in tumorigenesis(More)
Binding of IGF to IGF-IR activates PI3K to generate PIP3 which in turn recruits and activates proteins that contain a pleckstrin homology (PH) domain, including AKT and PDK1. PDK1 is highly expressed in breast tumor samples and breast cancer cell lines. Here we demonstrate that targeting PDK1 with the potent and selective PDK1 inhibitor PF-5177624 in the(More)
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