Regulation of adult colonic crypt homeostasis and activation of colon cancer metastasis genes by c-Myb

Grant number: 145649

Abstract

Regulation of normal colon biology and activation of genes involved colon cancer The c-myb gene is essential for the normal biology of the blood system and the colon. This gene is involved in regulating the balance between the production of new cells and their timely removal once they have completed their assigned tasks. There is a large body of evidence that supports the role of c-myb in the regulation of the blood system. We believe that the rules that govern the production of the huge number of cells needed to have a healthy blood system are similar if not identical to the rules used by the colon. This is because the colon also produces a massive number of cells each with special tasks an..

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