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Investigating The Role Of Fibrocystin/Polyductin In Cholangiocarcinoma Open Access
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Bile duct cancer
Cell adhesion molecules
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University of Alberta
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Abuetabh, Yasser H
- Supervisor and department
Hugh, Judith (Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology)
Sergi, Consolato (Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology)
- Examining committee member and department
Martin, Jonathan (Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology)
Persad, Sujata (Department of Pediatrics)
Solez, Kim (Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology)
Medical Sciences- Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
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Master of Science
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Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) represents a very devastating liver neoplasm, whose incidence is increasing worldwide. CCA is often diagnosed in its late stages, and the treatment options for this disease are restricted to surgical resection and liver transplantation.
Our group demonstrated that fibrocystin/polyductin (FPC) plays a significant role in the development of the bile duct. Furthermore, FPC expression was detected in infantile cholangiopathies as well as in adult CCA.
This thesis demonstrates the presence of differential abnormal expression and localization patterns of cell adhesion molecules in the CCA cell lines, which was not associated with FPC expression. Furthermore, this data supports that FPC is an essential growth factor for CCA cells.
Although much remains to be elucidated, the data presented in this thesis may represent a step forward for investigating the intracellular mechanisms that underline the development of CCA, hence providing insight into future therapeutic options for CCA.
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