LGR5 positivity defines stem-like cells in colorectal cancer.

Like normal colorectal epithelium, colorectal carcinomas (CRCs) are organized hierarchically and include populations of cells with stem-like properties. Leucine-rich-repeat-containing G-protein-coupled receptor 5 (LGR5) is associated with these stem cells in normal colorectal epithelium; however, the precise function of LGR5 in CRC remains largely unknown… (More)