Meera Saxena

Institution: Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel


Mattenstrasse, 28 CH4058


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Phone: +41(0)616953054

Research interests:

Breast cancer biology

Selected publications:

1. Saxena M, Christofori G, Rebuilding cancer metastasis in the mouse. Molecular Oncology. 2013 Apr;7(2):283-96 (Review)

2. Saxena M, Stephens MA, Pathak H, Rangarajan A. Transcription factors that mediate epithelial-mesenchymal transition lead to multidrug resistance by upregulating ABC transporters. Cell Death and Disease (Nature Publishing Group). 2011; 2, e179

3. Arya N, Sardana V, Saxena M, Rangarajan A, Katti D. Recapitulating tumor micro-environment in a biomaterial-based in vitro tumor model. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 2012; 9(77):3288-302

4. Dey D, Saxena M, Paranjape AN, Krishnan V, Giraddi R, Kumar MV, Mukherjee G, Rangarajan A. Phenotypic and functional characterization of human mammary stem/ progenitor cells in long term culture. PLoS One. 2009; 4(4):e5329

5. Somvanshi RK, Singh AK, Saxena M, Mishra B, Dey S. Development of novel peptide inhibitor of Lipoxygenase based on biochemical and BIAcore evidences. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2008 Nov;1784(11):1812-7

6. Dey D, Malleiyakkal N, Saxena M, Paranjape AN, Rangarajan A. Cancer stem cells: The enemy within cancers. Book name: Stem cells: Basics and Applications (2009) 7. Saxena M and Rangarajan A. Isolation and characterization of breast and brain cancer stem cells. Book name: Cancer stem cells: Identification and targets (2008)

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