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Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) as a therapeutic target

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Metastasis is the spread of cancer cells from the primary tumour to distant sites and organs throughout the body. It is the primary cause of cancer morbidity and mortality, and is estimated to account for 90% of cancer-related deaths. During the initial steps of the metastatic cascade, epithelial cancer cells undergo an epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), and as a result become migratory and invasive mesenchymal-like cells while acquiring cancer stem cell properties and therapy resistance. As EMT is involved in such a broad range of processes associated with malignant transformation, it has become an increasingly interesting target for the development of novel therapeutic strategies. Anti-EMT therapeutic strategies could potentially not only prevent the invasion and dissemination of cancer cells, and as such prevent the formation of metastatic lesions, but also attenuate cancer stemness and increase the effectiveness of more classical chemotherapeutics. In this review, we give an overview about the pros and cons of therapies targeting EMT and discuss some already existing candidate drug targets and high-throughput screening tools to identify novel anti-EMT compounds.(c) 2021 S. Karger AG, Basel
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NOTCH SIGNALING PATHWAY, NF-KAPPA-B, CANCER INVASION, DRUG-RESISTANCE, CELL PLASTICITY, E-CADHERIN, DROSOPHILA-MELANOGASTER, MOLECULAR-MECHANISMS, DNA METHYLATION, SCREENING ASSAY, EMT, Therapy, Metastasis, Drug screening, Drosophila melanogaster, Zebrafish

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Jonckheere, Sven, et al. “Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) as a Therapeutic Target.” CELLS TISSUES ORGANS, 2021, doi:10.1159/000512218.
APA
Jonckheere, S., Adams, J., De Groote, D., Campbell, K., Berx, G., & Goossens, S. (2021). Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) as a therapeutic target. CELLS TISSUES ORGANS. https://doi.org/10.1159/000512218
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Jonckheere, Sven, Jamie Adams, Dominic De Groote, Kyra Campbell, Geert Berx, and Steven Goossens. 2021. “Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) as a Therapeutic Target.” CELLS TISSUES ORGANS. https://doi.org/10.1159/000512218.
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Jonckheere, Sven, Jamie Adams, Dominic De Groote, Kyra Campbell, Geert Berx, and Steven Goossens. 2021. “Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) as a Therapeutic Target.” CELLS TISSUES ORGANS. doi:10.1159/000512218.
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Jonckheere S, Adams J, De Groote D, Campbell K, Berx G, Goossens S. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) as a therapeutic target. CELLS TISSUES ORGANS. 2021;
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S. Jonckheere, J. Adams, D. De Groote, K. Campbell, G. Berx, and S. Goossens, “Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) as a therapeutic target,” CELLS TISSUES ORGANS, 2021.
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  author       = {{Jonckheere, Sven and Adams, Jamie and De Groote, Dominic and Campbell, Kyra and Berx, Geert and Goossens, Steven}},
  issn         = {{1422-6405}},
  journal      = {{CELLS TISSUES ORGANS}},
  keywords     = {{NOTCH SIGNALING PATHWAY,NF-KAPPA-B,CANCER INVASION,DRUG-RESISTANCE,CELL PLASTICITY,E-CADHERIN,DROSOPHILA-MELANOGASTER,MOLECULAR-MECHANISMS,DNA METHYLATION,SCREENING ASSAY,EMT,Therapy,Metastasis,Drug screening,Drosophila melanogaster,Zebrafish}},
  language     = {{eng}},
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  title        = {{Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) as a therapeutic target}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000512218}},
  year         = {{2021}},
}

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