Research ArticleCancer

Airway PI3K Pathway Activation Is an Early and Reversible Event in Lung Cancer Development

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Science Translational Medicine  07 Apr 2010:
Vol. 2, Issue 26, pp. 26ra25
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3000251

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    "A number of viruses including EBV, HPV, HBV and HCV have the ability to establish long-term infections in the host, either through the establishment of latent or chronic infections, which can ultimately lead to cellular transformation. It appears that the gene products of these viruses stimulate PI3K-Akt-mediated cell survival and thereby block apo...

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