Ras promotes transforming growth factor-β(TGF-β)-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition via a leukotriene B4 receptor-2-linked cascade in mammary epithelial cells

Hyunju Kim, Jung A. Choi, Jae-Hong Kim

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Background: The mechanism by which oncogenic Ras contributes to epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is not clearly defined. Results: The "BLT2-ROS-NF-κB"-linked cascade lies downstream of Ras and promotes EMT. Conclusion: Activation of leukotriene B4 receptor-2 (BLT2)-linked pathway contributes to EMT in mammary epithelial cells. Significance: These findings suggest that BLT2 is a novel regulator of EMT in mammary epithelial cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22151-22160
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug 8


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology

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