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Special Issue "Conserved Pathways in Development and Cancer"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Endocrinology and Metabolism".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Tomasz Wilanowski
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Faculty of Biology, Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology, University of Warsaw, Pawinskiego 5a, 02-106 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: transcription factors; Grainyhead-like; regulation of gene expression; oncogenes; tumor suppressors; drug targets; phosphorylation; post-translational modifications; skin cancer; renal cancer; somatic mutations in cancer; polymorphisms including single nucleotide polymorphisms; mammalian embryonic development
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Dr. Seb Dworkin
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Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC 3086, Australia
Interests: transcription factors; Grainyhead-like; skin cancer; brain cancer; mammalian embryonic development; lung morphogenesis; zebrafish embryonic development; craniofacial development; brain development; neurogenesis; epidermal disorders; wound healing
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Dr. Charbel Darido
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The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, 305 Grattan St, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
Interests: squamous cell carcinoma; skin; head and neck; mouse models; oncogenic networks; prevention; treatment; biomarkers
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Normal embryonic development is governed by genetic pathways that control a myriad of processes, ranging from cell division, migration and differentiation, to organ formation. These pathways are often co-opted and de-regulated in common diseases of adulthood, including the progression of cancer. Many parallels exist between the normal cellular process required for the establishment of an embryo (such as asymmetric cell division in stem cells, epithelial to mesenchymal transitions in organ establishment, and formation of the vascular system required) with identical pathways that drive tumour initiation and progression. In effect, tumour growth can in many cases be thought of as the aberrant establishment of a new "organ" (Gerlitz et al., EMBO Reports 9: 730-734), utilising and corrupting precisely the same conserved genetic pathways required for normal growth. This special issue is devoted to understanding these parallels; by determining the normal pathways of tissue and organ establishment, we can better understand the consequences of their deregulation in the context of cancer development.

Dr. Tomasz Wilanowski
Dr. Seb Dworkin
Dr. Charbel Darido
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Development
  • Proliferation
  • Embryogenesis
  • Angiogenesis
  • Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT)
  • Stem Cells
  • Migration
  • Differentiation
  • De-differentiation

Published Papers

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