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Retirement of Professor Sue Eccles as Editor-in-Chief (Europe)

L. Anderson - This issue marks the end of an era for Clinical & Experimental Metastasis with the retirement of Professor Sue Eccles from the position of Editor-in-Chief (Europe). Sue was a founding

Modulation of Cellular Hsp72 Levels in Undifferentiated and Neuron-Like SH-SY5Y Cells Determines Resistance to Staurosporine-Induced Apoptosis

Increased expression of Hsp72 accompanies differentiation of human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells to neuron-like cells. By modulating cellular levels of Hsp72, we demonstrate here its anti-apoptotic activity both in undifferentiated and neuron-like cells. Thermal preconditioning (43°C for 30 min) induced Hsp72, leading to cellular protection against apoptosis induced by a subsequent ...

Hsp70 Architecture: The Formation of Novel Polymeric Structures of Hsp70.1 and Hsc70 after Proteotoxic Stress

Heat induces Hsp70.1 (HSPA1) and Hsc70 (HSPA8) to form complex detergent insoluble cytoplasmic and nuclear structures that are distinct from the cytoskeleton and internal cell membranes. These novel structures have not been observed by earlier immunofluorescence studies as they are obscured by the abundance of soluble Hsp70.1/Hsc70 present in cells. While resistant to detergents, ...

Functional and molecular characterisation of EO771.LMB tumours, a new C57BL/6-mouse-derived model of spontaneously metastatic mammary cancer

The translation of basic research into improved therapies for breast cancer patients requires relevant preclinical models that incorporate spontaneous metastasis. We have completed a functional and molecular characterisation of a new isogenic C57BL/6 mouse model of breast cancer metastasis, comparing and contrasting it with the established BALB/c 4T1 model. Metastatic EO771.LMB ...

Multiple functions of CXCL12 in a syngeneic model of breast cancer

Background A growing body of work implicates chemokines, in particular CXCL12 and its receptors, in the progression and site-specific metastasis of various cancers, including breast cancer. Various agents have been used to block the CXCL12-CXCR4 interaction as a means of inhibiting cancer metastasis. However, as a potent chemotactic factor for leukocytes, CXCL12 also has the ...

Tumor-specific expression of αvβ3 integrin promotes spontaneous metastasis of breast cancer to bone

Introduction Studies in xenograft models and experimental models of metastasis have implicated several β3 integrin-expressing cell populations, including endothelium, platelets and osteoclasts, in breast tumor progression. Since orthotopic human xenograft models of breast cancer are poorly metastatic to bone and experimental models bypass the formation of a primary tumor, however, ...