International Journal of Cell Biology / 2012 / Article / Fig 2

Review Article

Anoikis Resistance: An Essential Prerequisite for Tumor Metastasis

Figure 2

Schematic representation of EMT and anoikis resistance. EMT-inducing factors, such as TGF-β and FGF activate transcriptional factor, Twist, Snail and Zeb1. Activated these transcriptional factors repress E-cadherin (encoded CDH1 gene) expression and induce N-cadherin expression (Cadherin switch). Cadherin switch induces EMT and anoikis resistance, which are associated with tumor metastasis.

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