University of Oulu

Role of human HOX-proteins in different cancer types

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Author: Iaroshenko, Vladislav1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Biochemistry
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.8 MB)
Pages: 32
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : V. Iaroshenko, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-05-28
Thesis type: Bachelor's thesis


HOX-proteins are master regulators of embryogenesis. They determine the body plan along the anterior-posterior axis. Apart from their fundamental function in ontogenesis, they are also connected with different cancer types in adult organisms. Their aberrant expression may influence cell growth and support the development of cancer in many different ways. HOX-proteins appear to be a noticeable diagnostic and therapeutic target.

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Copyright information: © Vladislav Iaroshenko, 2019. This publication is copyrighted. You may download, display and print it for your own personal use. Commercial use is prohibited.