Friday, May 13, 2016

Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts and Cancer Cell Migration

Highway for Cancer Metastasis

Cancer Associated Fibroblasts provide the Matrices  (ECMs) serve as cancer’s assistants as it spreads throughout the body.

Cancer cells (red) migrate on a CAF-derived extracellular matrix (green). VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY; BEGUM ERDOGAN, DONNA WEBB

Unlike other ECMs, which normally form dense meshes, these arrange into parallel bundles forming the highway for tumor cell migration (The Scientist-December 15, 2015).

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