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Stat3 is a positive regulator of gap junctional intercellular communication in cultured, human lung carcinoma cells

Mulu Geletu1, Rozanne Arulanandam12, Samantha Greer13, Aaron Trotman-Grant1, Evangelia Tomai14 and Leda Raptis1*

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1 Departments of Microbiology and Immunology and Pathology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L3N6, Canada

2 Present address: Center for Innovative Cancer Research, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6, Canada

3 Present address: Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S1A8

4 Present address: Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology, Medical Faculty, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 326, Heidelberg, D-69120, Germany

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BMC Cancer 2012, 12:605  doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-605

Published: 18 December 2012

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