Differential expression of the prion-like protein doppel gene (PRND) in astrocytomas: a new molecular marker potentially involved in tumor progression.


The expression of the prion (PRNP) and prion like-doppel (PRND) genes and the presence of the proteins prion (PrP) and doppel (Dpl) were investigated in human gliomas. The PRNP and PRND expression profiles were evaluated by real-time reverse transcription-quantitative PCR in low- and high-grade astrocytomas, in glioblastoma-derived cell lines and in non… (More)