Osteopontin-a alters glucose homeostasis in anchorage-independent breast cancer cells.

Invasive breast tumor cells generate three splice variants of the metastasis gene osteopontin, while non-invasive breast cells express only the unspliced form or no osteopontin at all. One role for osteopontin in tumor progression is the support of anchorage-independence. Here we show that the full-length gene product, osteopontin-a, induces a gene… CONTINUE READING