The Cancer Cell Viewed as an Ancient Unicellular Parasite (an Amoeba)

  • Joseph G. SinkovicsEmail author


Locomotion, invasion, fusion or phagocytosis. Theileria bovis in itself imitates tumor cells; so do host lymphocytes infected with it. The infested bovine lymphocytes appear to have acquired a semblance of immortality as well, since they appear as if they were malignantly transformed (including activated oncogenes, among them c-myc).


Polycomb Repressive Complex Unicellular Eukaryote Last Eukaryotic Common Ancestor Amoeboid Movement Zeste Homolog 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.M.D. Anderson Hospital Comprehensive Cancer CenterThe University of TexasHoustonUSA
  2. 2.H.L. Moffitt Comprehensive Cancer CenterThe University of South FloridaTampaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Molecular MedicineThe University of South Florida Morsani College of MedicineTampaUSA
  4. 4.The Cancer InstituteSt. Joseph’s HospitalTampaUSA

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