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Overexpression of URG11 can inhibit the proliferation and motility of breast cancer cells

  • Jianing Qian1
  • Shuhuan Yu2,*,

1Department of Electrocardiogram Diagnosis, Zhejiang hospital, 310013 Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

2Department of Oncology, Zhejiang hospital, 310013 Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

DOI: 10.22514/ejgo.2024.052 Vol.45,Issue 3,June 2024 pp.88-94

Submitted: 29 January 2024 Accepted: 19 March 2024

Published: 15 June 2024

*Corresponding Author(s): Shuhuan Yu E-mail:


Breast cancer (BC) is the most common type of cancer among women worldwide, and identifying the key molecules that regulate cell metastasis is essential to improve the patients’ prognosis and developing potential therapeutic strategies. Upregulator gene 11 (URG11) plays a significant role in cancer cell motility. Despite its relevance, its role and underlying mechanism in BC remains underexplored. This study aimed to investigate the significance and mechanism of action of URG11 in BC. The results indicated a low expression of URG11 in BC and revealed that its overexpression could suppress BC cell growth and motility. Through mechanistic studies, we discovered that URG11 overexpression inhibited the Wnt/β-Catenin pathway in BC cells. In summary, URG11 overexpression could inhibit the growth and motility of BC cells by suppressing the Wnt/β-Catenin pathway, suggesting URG11 as a potential target for BC management.


Breast cancer (BC); Upregulator gene 11 (URG11); Invasion; Migration; Wnt/β-catenin

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Jianing Qian,Shuhuan Yu. Overexpression of URG11 can inhibit the proliferation and motility of breast cancer cells. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 2024. 45(3);88-94.


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