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Rimann, I; Hajnal, A (2007). Regulation of anchor cell invasion and uterine cell fates by the egl-43 Evi-1 proto-oncogene in Caenorhabditis elegans. Developmental Biology, 308(1):187-195.

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Cell invasion is a tightly controlled process occurring during development and tumor progression. The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans serves as a genetic model to study cell invasion during normal development. In the third larval stage, the anchor cell in the somatic gonad first induces and then invades the adjacent epidermal vulval precursor cells. The homolog of the Evi-1 oncogene, egl-43, is necessary for basement membrane destruction and anchor cell invasion. egl-43 is part of a regulatory network mediating cell invasion downstream of the fos-1 proto-oncogene. In addition, EGL-43 is required to specify the cell fates of ventral uterus cells downstream of or in parallel with LIN-12 NOTCH. Comparison with mammalian Evi-1 suggests a conserved pathway controlling cell invasion and cell fate specification.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Molecular Life Sciences
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
Uncontrolled Keywords:Caenorhabditis elegans, Evi-1, fos oncogene, Anchor cell, Invasion, Notch
Date:1 August 2007
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:14
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 23:59
Publisher DOI:10.1016/j.ydbio.2007.05.023
PubMed ID:17573066
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 19
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