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The PSA(-/lo) prostate cancer cell population harbors self-renewing long-term tumor-propagating cells that resist castration.
Prostate cancer (PCa) is heterogeneous and contains both differentiated and undifferentiated tumor cells, but the relative functional contribution of these two cell populations remains unclear. HereExpand
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Müllerian inhibiting substance signaling uses a bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-like pathway mediated by ALK2 and induces SMAD6 expression.
Signal reception of Müllerian inhibiting substance (MIS) in the mesenchyme around the embryonic Müllerian duct in the male is essential for regression of the duct. Deficiency of MIS or of the MISExpand
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Estrogen receptor beta functions through nongenomic mechanisms in lung cancer cells.
Recent studies have shown that estrogens promote the growth of lung cancer cells and may potentially be responsible for increased susceptibility to lung cancer in women. These observations raise theExpand
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Potentiation of estrogen receptor activation function 1 (AF-1) by Src/JNK through a serine 118-independent pathway.
Estrogen receptor (ER) is activated either by ligand or by signals from tyrosine kinase-linked cell surface receptors. We investigated whether the nonreceptor Src tyrosine kinase could affect ERExpand
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Nicotine activates cell-signaling pathways through muscle-type and neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in non-small cell lung cancer cells.
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) are expressed on non-neuronal cell types, including normal bronchial epithelial cells, and nicotine has been reported to cause Akt activation in culturedExpand
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Gastrin-releasing peptide activates Akt through the epidermal growth factor receptor pathway and abrogates the effect of gefitinib.
Gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) is a mitogen for lung epithelial cells and initiates signaling through a G-protein-coupled receptor, gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR). Because GRPRExpand
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Sphingosine kinase/sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P)/S1P receptor axis is involved in liver fibrosis-associated angiogenesis.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Sphingosine kinase (SphK)/sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P)/S1P receptor (S1PR) axis is involved in multiple biological processes, including liver fibrosis. Angiogenesis is an importantExpand
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Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells differentiate to hepatic myofibroblasts by transforming growth factor-β1 via sphingosine kinase/sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P)/S1P receptor axis.
Sphingosine kinase (SphK) is involved in numerous biological processes, including cell growth, proliferation, and differentiation. However, whether SphK participates in the differentiation of boneExpand
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Acid sphingomyelinase contributes to evodiamine-induced apoptosis in human gastric cancer SGC-7901 cells.
Evodiamine-induced apoptosis has been shown to have anticancer activity by eradication of some carcinoma cell lines. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of evodiamine on the viability ofExpand
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Ischemic postconditioning downregulates Egr-1 expression and attenuates postischemic pulmonary inflammatory cytokine release and tissue injury in rats.
BACKGROUND The early growth response-1 (Egr-1) gene is upregulated after an ischemia-reperfusion (IR) challenge and upregulates target genes, such as proinflammatory cytokines. IschemicExpand
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