Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Biological Sciences

First Advisor

Olorunseun Ogunwobi

Second Advisor

Jill Bargonetti


Claudin low triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) has the worst clinical outcomes in comparison to other breast cancer subtypes. The underlying molecular mechanisms associated with the aberrant expression of claudins are not well understood. The transcript from PVT1 exon 9 is a regulator of claudin expression, and migration, in TNBC.

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Biology Commons



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