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Dec 2012 British journal of cancer

CXCR7 receptors facilitate the progression of colon carcinoma within lung not within liver.


Guillemot E, Karimdjee-Soilihi B, Pradelli E, Benchetrit M, Goguet-Surmenian E, Millet MA, Larbret F, Michiels JF, Birnbaum D, Alemanno P, Schmid-Antomarchi H, Schmid-Alliana A


Liver and lung metastases are the predominant cause of colorectal cancer (CRC)-related mortality. Chemokine-receptor pairs have a critical role in determining the metastatic progression of tumours. Our hypothesis was that disruption of CXCR7/CXCR7 ligands axis could lead to a decrease in CRC metastases.

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