Progenitor gene DLK1 might be an independent prognostic factor of liver cancer.

@article{Jin2008ProgenitorGD,
  title={Progenitor gene DLK1 might be an independent prognostic factor of liver cancer.},
  author={Zhong-hui Jin and Ren-jie Yang and Bin Dong and Bao-cai Xing},
  journal={Expert opinion on biological therapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={371-7}
}
BACKGROUND Delta-like 1 homolog (DLK1) is a marker for progenitor cells of the liver. The gene encoding DLK1 is expressed early during embryonic development but, importantly, it is also expressed in some human liver cancers. However, the prognostic value of the DLK1 gene has not been investigated. OBJECTIVES To examine the association between the DLK1 gene and survival time and whether high levels of expression of DLK1 are a prognostic factor for liver cancer. METHODS We evaluated 60 cases… CONTINUE READING

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