Dr. Maksim Plikus and Dr. Qing Nie Identify Key Signaling Pathway in the Pathogenesis of Paget’s Disease
Professors Qing Nie and Maksim Plikus, in collaboration with their colleagues from Beijing, China, have gained new insights into the development of poorly understood malignant skin cancers collectively known as Paget’s disease. Their results have been published online in Cell Research. “We have made the exciting discovery of a new gene that drives the pathogenesis of Paget’s disease. In the future, we want to further explore and uncover new gene regulators of Musashi-1, to better understand the upstream molecular drivers of this rare, yet debilitating disease,” said Dr. Christian F. Guerrero-Juarez, co-first author of the article and Chancellor’s ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellow of Mathematics and Developmental & Cell Biology at UCI.