Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Olmo, Dolores
dc.contributor.authorRuiz-Piqueras, R.-
dc.description.abstractThe presence of circulating cell-free nucleic acids has been demonstrated both in disease and health. In the last decade, a burst of papers about Circulating Nucleic Acids in Plasma and Serum (CNAPS) have been found in the literature, showing the scientific interest raised by this phenomenon and their putative clinical interest, especially in the field of cancer. Today, the detection of extracellular tumor-derived DNA and/or RNA is considered by many authors as a new molecular marker for situations such as cancer diagnosis, monitoring the outcome of a disease and, even, as a treatment response indicator. Furthermore, in some studies it has been suggested a possible role of tumor CNAPS in the development of metastasis. Specifically, the hypothesis known as the "genometastasis hypothesis" proposes that stem cells might be naturally transfected with dominant oncogenes as a result of dissemination of such genes in the plasma. On the other hand, current studies concerned with the biology of metastatic cells are increasingly being focused on the striking similarities found between these cells and stem cells. In this review we intend to expound and integrate two theories about metastatization: the "genometastasis hypothesis" and the idea of stem cells as cancer stem
dc.publisherMurcia : F. Hernándezes
dc.relation.ispartofHistology and histopathologyes
dc.subject.otherCDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicinaes
dc.titleCirculating nucleic acids in plasma and serum (CNAPS) and its relation to stem cells and cancer metastasis: state of the issuees
Appears in Collections:Vol.19, nº 2 (2004)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Circulating nucleic acids in plasma.pdf676,41 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in Digitum are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.