Nuclear Mechanopathology and Cancer Diagnosis
Author(s)Uhler, Caroline; Shivashankar, G.V.
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Abnormalities in nuclear and chromatin organization are hallmarks of many diseases including cancer. This review provides our understanding of how the cellular microenvironment regulates nuclear morphology and with it the spatial organization of chromosomes and genes, resulting in cell-type specific genomic programs. We also discuss the molecular basis for maintaining nuclear and genomic integrity and how alterations in nuclear mechanotransduction pathways result in various diseases. Finally, we highlight the importance of digital pathology based on nuclear morphometric features combined with single-cell genomics for early cancer diagnostics.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society
Trends in Cancer
Uhler, Caroline and G.V. Shivashankar. "Nuclear Mechanopathology and Cancer Diagnosis." Trends in Cancer 4, 4 (April 2018): P320-331.
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