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ea0032p826 | Pituitary–Basic (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by IPSEN</emphasis>) | ECE2013

The role of GLI1 in pituitary tumor formation and pituitary cell survival

Lampichler Katharina , Ferrer Patricio , Vila Greisa , Luger Anton , Knosp Engelbert , Wagner Ludwig , Baumgartner-Parzer Sabina

The transcription factor and proto-oncogene GLI1 is the terminal mediator of the Hedgehog signalling pathway which is involved in developmental processes, stem cell maintenance and cell proliferation. Although the pathway is mainly active during embryogenesis and tissue repair, it is frequently reactivated in several cancer types.Based on these findings we investigated the potential role of GLI1 in the pathogenesis of pituitary adenomas. GLI1 expression ...