Sarah C Contrucci

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G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) and the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) are often both overexpressed and contribute to the growth of cancers by activating autocrine pathways. GPCR ligands have been reported to trigger EGFR signaling via receptor cross-talk in cancer cells. Here, we show that GPCR ligands prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and bradykinin(More)
Peptide nucleic acids have emerged over the past two decades as a promising class of nucleic acid mimics because of their strong binding affinity and sequence selectivity toward DNA and RNA, and resistance to enzymatic degradation by proteases and nucleases. While they have been shown to be effective in regulation of gene expression in vitro, and to a small(More)
BACKGROUND Although it is well established that the extracellular matrix affects tumour progression, not much is known about the various components and their effect on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) progression. Levels of collagen type XI α1 (colXIα1), a minor fibrillar collagen, have been shown to be increased in tumour compared with normal(More)
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