Sara J. S. Simonson

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High-risk human papillomaviruses, such as HPV16, cause cervical cancers, other anogenital cancers, and a subset of head and neck cancers. E6 and E7, two viral oncogenes expressed in these cancers, encode multifunctional proteins best known for their ability to bind and inactivate the tumor suppressors p53 and pRb, respectively. In skin carcinogenesis(More)
The development of specialized organs is tightly linked to the regulation of cell growth, orientation, migration and adhesion during embryogenesis. In addition, the directed movements of cells and their orientation within the plane of a tissue, termed planar cell polarity (PCP), appear to be crucial for the proper formation of the body plan. In Drosophila(More)
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