2014 Exam 2
1. What is the name for the specialized form of apoptosis that cells undergo
when they lose their attachments to the ECM?
3. What are the cell-surface adhesion molecules that attach to the ECM?
4. Explain how FAKs regulate
2014 Exam 1
1. What is a protooncogene?
Positive regulators of cell growth and proliferation that can become genetically
mutated to their cancer-causing oncogenic form
2. What is cancer epidemiology?
The study of cancer for a general population and geogra
BIOL 3365 Harrod 2015
Burkitts B-Cell Lymphoma
When a health epidemic seems to be out of the scope of our local
environment, efforts put towards its eradication are weak, as noted by the World
Health Organization, Only 5% of all global cancer resources ar
Chapter 1: General Introduction
Cancer does not represent a single disease, rather it is a myriad collection
of disease based on types of cells and types of tissues
Cancer is reserved solely for invasive tumors
Most discussed cancers are carcinomas epithe
Chapter 7: Tumor Suppressor
Tumor suppressor genes loss or inactivation of a significant portion of
tumors or tumor types, meaning in most cancers the TSGs are mutated or
become functionally inactivated
o Promoter gets hypermethylated, turning off e