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The membrane mucin MUC4 is elevated in breast tumor lymph node metastases relative to matched primary tumors and confers aggressive properties to breast cancer cells

Overview of attention for article published in Breast Cancer Research, September 2009
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Title
The membrane mucin MUC4 is elevated in breast tumor lymph node metastases relative to matched primary tumors and confers aggressive properties to breast cancer cells
Published in
Breast Cancer Research, September 2009
DOI 10.1186/bcr2364
Pubmed ID
Authors

Heather C Workman, Jamie K Miller, Ellen Q Ingalla, Rouminder P Kaur, Diane I Yamamoto, Laurel A Beckett, Lawrence JT Young, Robert D Cardiff, Alexander D Borowsky, Kermit L Carraway, Colleen Sweeney, Kermit L Carraway

Abstract

Previous studies indicate that overexpression of the membrane-associated mucin MUC4 is potently anti-adhesive to cultured tumor cells, and suppresses cellular apoptotic response to a variety of insults. Such observations raise the possibility that MUC4 expression could contribute to tumor progression or metastasis, but the potential involvement of MUC4 in breast cancer has not been rigorously assessed. The present study aimed to investigate the expression of the membrane mucin MUC4 in normal breast tissue, primary breast tumors and lymph node metastases, and to evaluate the role of MUC4 in promoting the malignant properties of breast tumor cells.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 32 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Unknown 31 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 31%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 19%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Professor 3 9%
Student > Master 3 9%
Other 5 16%
Unknown 2 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 31%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 16%
Chemistry 4 13%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 3 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 April 2012.
All research outputs
#4,299,580
of 14,205,651 outputs
Outputs from Breast Cancer Research
#623
of 1,572 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#82,358
of 283,640 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Breast Cancer Research
#2
of 2 outputs
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