Cancer Biology Select

  • Published 2008 in Cell


Emerging roles of small RNAs and histone modifications in tumor progression are the topic of this issue’s Cancer Biology Select. New discoveries are revealing how reduced expression of specific microRNAs promotes tumorigenesis and are providing insight into the molecular mechanisms that alter patterns of histone methylation and gene expression in cancer. In other recent work, microvesicles released from cancer cells are shown to have the capacity to transmit RNA, including microRNAs, from one cell to another to promote tumor growth.

DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2008.11.041

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@article{2008CancerBS, title={Cancer Biology Select}, author={}, journal={Cell}, year={2008}, volume={135}, pages={979-981} }