Cells Tissues Organs : preface

Newgreen, D.F. & Thompson, E.W. (2005) Cells Tissues Organs : preface. Cells Tissues Organs, 179(1-2), pp. 5-10.

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This volume stems from the 1st International Conference on Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transitions (EMT), which was convened by the editors on October 5–8, 2003 in the beautiful setting of Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia. EMT, the name given to the transformation of cells arranged in a coherent layer – epithelial cells – to more individualistic and potential motile cells – mesenchymal cells – was recognized decades ago by Prof. Elisabeth (Betty) Hay (Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., USA) as a primary mechanism in embryogenesis for remodelling tissues. More recently EMT has been seen as crucial to the spread and invasion of carcinoma, and more recently still, EMT-like changes have been detected in various pathologies marked by fi brosis. Despite the basic and clinical importance of EMT, this extremely rapidly growing fi eld had never previously had a conference devoted to it, and indeed the disciplines of developmental biology, cancer and pathology rarely interact although they have much to share. The chapters assembled for this volume encompass these three major themes of the meeting, development, pathology and cancer, and further highlight the commonality in terms of mechanisms and outcomes among them...

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ID Code: 72054
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Export Date: 6 May 2014
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DOI: 10.1159/000084504
ISSN: 1422-6405
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 23 May 2014 01:11
Last Modified: 23 May 2014 01:12

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