The main issue addressed in this thesis is how different levels of signaling activity of the Wnt and TGF-β/BMP pathways can affect transcriptional responses in particular relevant for self-renewal and differentiation both in homeostasis and in cancer. Chapter 1 presents an overview of the existent literature leading to the formulation of the hypothesis that Apc/Wnt pathway acts in a dosage-dependent manner both in normal and neoplastic tissues.

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R. Fodde (Riccardo)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Dutch Cancer Society (KWF),Netherlands Organization for Scientifi c Research (NWO),BSIK Innovation programme “Stem Cells in Development and Disease” (SCDD, BSIK 03038),EUFP6 Migrating Cancer Stem Cells program (MCSCs),Association for International Cancer Research (AICR),Erasmus MC,Josephine Nefkens Institute.
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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