Adipokines Deregulate Cellular Communication via Epigenetic Repression of Gap Junction Loci in Obese Endometrial Cancer.

Polusani SR, Huang YW, Huang G, Chen CW, Wang CM, Lin LL, Osmulski P, Lucio ND, Liu L, Hsu YT, Zhou Y, Lin CL, Aguilera-Barrantes I, Valente PT, Kost ER, Chen CL, Shim EY, Lee SE, Ruan J, Gaczynska ME, Yan P, Goodfellow PJ, Mutch DG, Jin VX, Nicholson BJ, Huang TH, Kirma NB
Cancer Res 79 196-208 01/01/2019

Abstract

Emerging evidence indicates that adipose stromal cells (ASC) are recruited to enhance cancer development. In this study, we examined the role these adipocyte progenitors play relating to intercellular communication in obesity-associated endometrial cancer. This is particularly relevant given that gap junctions have been implicated in tumor suppression. Examining the effects of ASCs on the transcriptome of endometrial epithelial cells (EEC) in an

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