The role of desmoglein 2 and E-cadherin in the invasion and motility of human breast cancer cells.


Loss of adhesion is a fundamental step in the metastatic cascade. Desmosomal cadherins, Desmoglein (Dsg) and Desmocollin (Dsc) are a novel group of adhesion molecules. Aims were to demonstrate expression of Dsg2 and E-cadherin in breast cancer cells and assess their role in invasion and motility. Immunofluorescence and Western blotting were used to… (More)


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