Murine hepatocellular carcinoma derived stem cells reveal epithelial-to-mesenchymal plasticity
Aparna Jayachandran, Ritu Shrestha, Bijay Dhungel, I-Tao Huang, Marianna Yumi Kawashima Vasconcelos, Charmaine A Ramlogan-Steel, Jason C Steel, the University of Queensland School of Medicine and the Gallipoli Medical Research Institute, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Brisbane, QLD 4120, Australia
Brian J Morrison, Viral and Rickettsial Diseases Department, Infectious Diseases Directorate, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States
Author contributions: Jayachandran A and Steel JC conceived and designed the experiments; Jayachandran A, Shrestha R, Dhungel B, Huang IT, Vasconcelos MYK, Morrison BJ and Ramlogan-Steel CA performed the experiments; Jayachandran A, Shrestha R, Dhungel B, Huang IT and Steel JC analysed the data; Jayachandran A, Shrestha R, Dhungel B and Steel JC wrote the paper.
Supported by The Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation, Australia, No. 016092; and the Cyril Gilbert Foundation, Australia, No. 017348.
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: No animals were used in our experiments.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflict of interest. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, nor the United States Government. Brian J Morrison is a military service member. This work was prepared as part of his official duties. Title 17 U.S.C. §105 provides that Copyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government. Title 17 U.S.C. §101 defines a United States Government work as a work prepared by a military service member or employee of the United States Government as part of that person’s official duties.
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Correspondence to: Jason C Steel, PhD, Director, Liver Cancer Unit, the University of Queensland School of Medicine and the Gallipoli Medical Research Institute, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Newdegate Street, Brisbane, QLD 4120, Australia. email@example.com
Received: May 8, 2017
Peer-review started: May 10, 2017
First decision: June 16, 2017
Revised: June 29, 2017
Accepted: July 14, 2017
Article in press: July 16, 2017
Published online: September 26, 2017