Tumor metastasis: A new twist on epithelial-mesenchymal transitions

Ann E. Vernon*, Carole LaBonne

*Corresponding author for this work

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Epithelial-mesenchymal transitions are essential for normal embryonic development and for progression of non-invasive tumor cells into malignant, metastatic carcinomas. Twist, an important regulator of morphogenesis in the embryo, has recently been implicated in the onset of invasive behavior during tumor progression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R719-R721
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 7 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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