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Erratum published on 20 January 2020, see Cancers 2020, 12(1), 251.
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Neuromedin U: A Small Peptide in the Big World of Cancer

Institute of Medical Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, 106 Lodowa Str, 93-232 Lodz, Poland
Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz, 141/143 Pomorska Str, 90-236 Lodz, Poland
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Cancers 2019, 11(9), 1312;
Received: 29 July 2019 / Revised: 19 August 2019 / Accepted: 3 September 2019 / Published: 5 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Biomarkers in Cancers)
Neuromedin U (NMU), a neuropeptide isolated from porcine spinal cord and named because of its activity as a rat uterus smooth muscle contraction inducer, is emerging as a new player in the tumorigenesis and/or metastasis of many types of cancers. Expressed in a variety of tissues, NMU has been shown to possess many important activities in the central nervous system as well as on the periphery. Along with the main structural and functional features of NMU and its currently known receptors, we summarized a growing number of recently published data from different tissues and cells that associate NMU activity with cancer development and progression. We ask if, based on current reports, NMU can be included as a marker of these processes and/or considered as a therapeutic target. View Full-Text
Keywords: Neuromedin U; NMU; GPCR receptors; cancer Neuromedin U; NMU; GPCR receptors; cancer
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Przygodzka, P.; Soboska, K.; Sochacka, E.; Boncela, J. Neuromedin U: A Small Peptide in the Big World of Cancer. Cancers 2019, 11, 1312.

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