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Metformin treatment decreases the expression of cancer stem cell marker CD44 and stemness related gene expression in primary oral cancer cells.

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Summary of "Metformin treatment decreases the expression of cancer stem cell marker CD44 and stemness related gene expression in primary oral cancer cells."

Metformin, a common drug for diabetes treatment has shown promising characteristics against wide types of cancer cells in vitro as well as in vivo in the context of halted growth of cancer. But, it was unclear whether cancer stem cells are affected by the metformin treatment. Here, we attempt to find out the effect of metformin on cancer stem cell marker CD44 and stemness related transcription factors including OCT4, SOX2, NANOG, c-Myc and KLF4.

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Name: Archives of oral biology
ISSN: 1879-1506
Pages: 104710

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