Universität Rostock, 2019
Abstract: By intensive literature and database research we constructed a comprehensive map of interactions around the transcription factor E2F1, a key driver of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) as a prerequisite for metastasis. The subsequent bioinformatics analysis of this map lead to the identification of tumour-specific molecular signatures of E2F1-driven EMT. These signatures were validated experimentally as well as on patient data. Common transcriptional targets of the investigated E2F1-TGFβ co-regulome might be suitable therapeutic targets for cancer patients.
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