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Overview of attention for article published in Molecular Cancer, January 2005
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Molecular Cancer, January 2005
DOI 10.1186/1476-4598-4-32
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Renty B Franklin, Pei Feng, B Milon, Mohamed M Desouki, Keshav K Singh, André Kajdacsy-Balla, Omar Bagasra, Leslie C Costello


The genetic and molecular mechanisms responsible for and associated with the development and progression of prostate malignancy are largely unidentified. The peripheral zone is the major region of the human prostate gland where malignancy develops. The normal peripheral zone glandular epithelium has the unique function of accumulating high levels of zinc. In contrast, the ability to accumulate zinc is lost in the malignant cells. The lost ability of the neoplastic epithelial cells to accumulate zinc is a consistent factor in their development of malignancy. Recent studies identified ZIP1 (SLC39A1) as an important zinc transporter involved in zinc accumulation in prostate cells. Therefore, we investigated the possibility that down-regulation of hZIP1 gene expression might be involved in the inability of malignant prostate cells to accumulate zinc. To address this issue, the expression of hZIP1 and the depletion of zinc in malignant versus non-malignant prostate glands of prostate cancer tissue sections were analyzed. hZIP1 expression was also determined in malignant prostate cell lines.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
Mexico 1 1%
Thailand 1 1%
Unknown 69 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 32%
Student > Bachelor 10 14%
Researcher 8 11%
Student > Master 7 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 4%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 11 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 15%
Chemistry 10 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 13%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 6%
Other 5 7%
Unknown 15 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 December 2007.
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