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Ning (scored by 0, 1+, 2+, and 3+ intensity levels) compared to pancreatic cancers with cytoplasmic CNKSR1 staining only (Mann Whitney U test; 2-tailed). d Cytoplasmic CNKSR1 expression levels (scored semiquantitatively as 0, 1+, 2+, and 3+) and nuclear p-ERK expression levels (scored as positive cells) (Pearson's correlation coefficient test; 2-tailed). e Kaplan-Meier survival analysis of pancr
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Ained parallel sections with a pooled IgG control. This protein-level confirmation of our microarray data gave us the impetus to pursue functional in vitro and in vivo assays with galectin-1 over-expressing GBM cells.Extracellular matrix attachmentResultsIdentification of galectin-1 as a potential mediator of glioma invasionThe quantity of RNA obtained from various xenograft tumors was highly vari
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On began the day after transfection. When enough GFP-expressing cells were identified, single cell suspensions were sorted under sterile conditions using the GFP filters (488/530 nm excitation/emission) on a FACS Vantage Sorter (Beckton Dickinson Immunocytometry Systems, San Jose, CA). Cells were collected in 96-well plates at a setting of 2 cells / well, after attempts to collect 1 cell per well
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Ed clones were compared to their GFP control counterparts. (Westerns controlled for loading by -actin IB). (D) Over-expression of galectin-1 promotes invasion. All cell counts were normalized to the parental cell line data. (Westerns controlled for loading by -actin IB).our identification of galectin-1 as a mediator of glioma invasion has been corroborated previously as detailed below. While previ
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Ental counterparts. We did not observe, however, distant invasion in U87MG tumors over-expressing galectin-1. The U87MG model is in fact weakly invasive in the brains of immunocompromized mice [33,34], while it is associated with pronounced neoangiogenesis processes [37]. Further work (e.g. viral transduction) with our patient-derivedToussaint et al. Molecular Cancer 2012, 11:32 http://www.molecul
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Assays of GBM cells stably transfected to over-express galectin-1, perfectly fit in with the previous studies mentioned above and highlight the importance of galectin-1 in the biologically aggressive behavior of experimental GBMs. While there was no enhancement of proliferation or change inattachment to fibronectin, galectin-1 upregulation induced more rapid two-dimensional migration and enhanced
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Of each cell colony over 24 hours was calculated. Data for each cell line was averaged over 10 wells and compared between parental, control transfected, and galectin-1 transfected cells. A t-test was applied to compare means.In vitro invasion assay6.8 pg +/- 4.2 pg. In spite of this variability, the quality of the RNA was consistently high with a mean RNA integrity number of 8.13 ?0.74. Expression
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By the ample amount of normal mouse brain tissue available for dissection. In spite of species differences, cross-hybridization of mouse genetic material to human probes did prove to be a common occurrence. These data made it possible to control, rather stringently, for the potential contamination of tumor edge samples with mouse brain. Of course, there could still be possible contamination ?react

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