Inter-cellular signaling network reveals a mechanistic transition in tumor microenvironment.

@article{Wu2012IntercellularSN,
  title={Inter-cellular signaling network reveals a mechanistic transition in tumor microenvironment.},
  author={Yu Wu and Rong Fan},
  journal={Integrative biology : quantitative biosciences from nano to macro},
  year={2012},
  volume={4 12},
  pages={
          1478-86
        }
}
We conducted inter-cellular cytokine correlation and network analysis based upon a stochastic population dynamics model that comprises five cell types and fifteen signaling molecules inter-connected through a large number of cell-cell communication pathways. We observed that the signaling molecules are tightly correlated even at very early stages (e.g. the first month) of human glioma, but such correlation rapidly diminishes when tumor grows to a size that can be clinically detected. Further… CONTINUE READING
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