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Elevated phosphorylation of AKT and Stat3 in prostate, breast, and cervical cancer cells.

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We examined whether the persistent activation of AKT or Stat3 oncogene product is present in prostate, breast, and cervical cancer cells. We found that some prostate and breast cancer cell lines express high levels of phosphorylated AKT. Interestingly, the cancer cells, which only express low levels of phosphorylated AKT express high levels of phosphorylated Stat3. AKT or Stat3 is also highly phosphorylated in human papilloma virus-negative cervical cancer cells. Therefore, these results indicate that AKT and Stat3 are highly phosphorylated in some breast, prostate and cervical cancer cells, which may play a role in tumorigenesis of these cancers.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor 48109, USA.

Publication date: January 1, 2001

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  • The International Journal of Oncology provides an international forum for the publication of the latest, cutting-edge research in the broad area of oncology and cancer treatment. The journal accepts original high quality works and reviews on all aspects of oncology research including carcinogenesis, metastasis, epidemiology, chemotherapy and viral oncology. Through fair and efficient peer review, the journal is dedicated to publishing top tier research in the field, offering authors rapid publication as well as high standards of copy-editing and production. The International Journal of Oncology is published on a monthly basis in both print and early online.
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