The NUDT family is thought to play an important role in cancer growth and progression. However, the clinicopathologic significance and potential role of nucleotide diphosphate-linked X-component motif 21, NM_007006 (NUDT21) in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains largely unknown. In this study, we observed that NUDT21 was frequently up-expressed in PDAC.
Clinical data revealed that its level positively correlated with poor survival of patients with PDAC. We found that knockdown of NUDT21 significantly inhibited cell proliferation and promoted apoptosis both in vitro and in vivo. Read more . . .