Loss of nuclear receptor RXR in epidermal keratinocytes promotes the formation of Cdk4-activated invasive melanomas

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Keratinocytes contribute to melanocyte transformation by affecting their microenvironment, in part through the secretion of paracrine factors. Here we report a loss of expression of nuclear receptor RXR? in epidermal keratinocytes during human melanoma progression. In the absence of keratinocytic RXR?, in combination with mutant Cdk4, cutaneous melanoma was generated that metastasized to lymph nodes in a bigenic mouse model. Expression of several keratinocyte-derived mitogenic growth factors...
Authors: Arup Indra