• Matrix stiffness drives epithelial-mesenchymal transition and tumour metastasis through a TWIST1-G3BP2 mechanotransduction pathway (review)
    with S. C. Wei, L. Fattet, J. H. Tsai, Y. Guo, V. H. Pai, H. E. Majeski, R. L. Sah, S. S. Taylor, A. J. Engler, and J. Yang
    © 2015 Macmillan Publishers Limited. Matrix stiffness potently regulates cellular behaviour in various biological contexts. In breast tumours, the presence of dense clusters of collagen fibrils indicates increased matrix stiffness and correlates with poor survival. It is unclear how mechanical inputs are transduced into transcriptional outputs to drive tumour progression. Here we report that TWIST1 is an essential mechanomediator that promotes epithelial-mesenchymal transition in response to inc…Read more