I became interested in the idea that oncogenes might be useful tools for controlling the differentiation neural stem cells and that led to investigation of the regulation of cadherin-mediated cell adhesion by tyrosine phosphorylation.
Later, I had a chance to learn about hormone-induced carcinogenesis. Given my past interest in cancer biology, and the high incidence and costs of cancer (causes of death), I have a tendency to mention cancer biology in many blog posts, even where some other topic is the main topic.
Here is a guide to cancer-related blog posts:
- arsenic is a carcinogen
- arsenic trioxide as a treatment for some cancers
- Helicobactor pylori as a risk factor for stomach cancer