IntroductionDeregulation of cadherin expression, in particular the loss of epithelial (E)-cadherin and gain of neural (N)-cadherin, has been implicated in carcinoma progression. We previously showed that endothelial cell-specific vascular endothelial (VE)-cadherin can be expressed aberrantly on tumor cells both in human breast cancer and in experimental mouse mammary carcinoma.
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University of Virginia School of Law professor Douglas Laycock discusses the legality of the Obama administration's new rules requiring certain faith-based employers to include contraceptives and other family-planning services in their health care coverage.