Introduction: Metastatic breast cancer cells frequently and ectopically express the transcription factor RUNX2, which normally attenuates proliferation and promotes maturation of osteoblasts. RUNX2 expression is inversely regulated with respect to cell growth in osteoblasts and deregulated in osteosarcoma cells.
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- Cancer Research
Leong, D. T., Lim, J., Goh, X., Pratap, J., Pereira, B. P., Kwok, H. S., Nathan, S. S., Dobson, J. R., Lian, J. B., Ito, Y., Voorhoeve, P. M., Stein, G. S., Salto-Tellez, M., Cool, S. M., & Van Wijnen, A. J. (2010). Cancer-related ectopic expression of the bone-related transcription factor RUNX2 in non-osseous metastatic tumor cells is linked to cell proliferation and motility. Breast Cancer Research, 12(5), [R89]. https://doi.org/10.1186/bcr2762