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ea0014oc3.3 | Endocrine tumors & neoplasia | ECE2007

BMP dependent effects on adrenal tumorigenesis and function

Johnsen Inga , Kaufmann Sarah , Spady Lilia , Beuschlein Felix

Members of the TGFb family of ligands - including bone morphogenic proteins (BMPs) - have been demonstrated to profoundly impact tumorigenesis in a variety of tumor entities. As for the adrenal cortex, BMP6 has been implicated as an important modulator of aldosterone secretion. To screen for alterations of TGFß dependent pathways in adrenal tumorigenesis we performed gene profiling experiments. By comparing human adrenal carcinoma (ACC) against normal adrenal tissue sampl...