The diverse roles of integrin α3β1 in cancer: Lessons learned from skin and breast carcinogenesis
In this thesis, we aim to shed light on the diverse and often opposing roles of integrin α3β1 in cancer.
- Ramovš, V.
- 18 February 2021
- Thesis in Leiden University Scholarly Publications
In this thesis, we aim to shed light on the diverse and often opposing roles of integrin α3β1 in cancer. Our work highlights that the role of α3β1 in cancer depends on time and place: the nature of the cell environment (such as extracellular matrix composition), type of cancer and its driving mechanism, as well as the stage of the disease. We provide a new insight into the mechanisms behind the role of α3β1 in HER2-driven breast cancer and in DMBA/TPA-induced non-melanoma skin tumorigenesis.