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ea0014p108 | (1) | ECE2007

Ascl1 is abundantly expressed in endocrine pancreatic tumors

Johansson Téresè , Halin Lejonklou Margareta , Ekeblad Sara , Stålberg Peter , Skogseid Britt

Background: Apart from inactivation of the MEN1 gene, molecular events essential for tumorigenesis of the endocrine pancreas are poorly characterized. A potentially useful approach for understanding tumor progression is to study transcription factors operating in fetal pancreatic development. The Notch signaling cascade with expression of the transcription factors Hes1, Hey1, and Ascl1 plays a vital role in sustaining the balance between cell prolif...