Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry

(Formerly Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Cancer Agents)

Michelle Prudhomme  
Universite Blaise Pascal - C.N.R.S
Aubiere Cedex
France

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Is Notch Signaling a Specific Target in Hepatocellular Carcinoma?

Author(s): Lichun Sun, Guangchun Sun, Yan Yu, David H. Coy.

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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most malignant cancers, with the second highest cancer death rate world-wide, next to lung cancer. The signaling mechanisms in HCC are currently not clear. Notch signaling, which is highly conserved and plays a critical role in many cancers, was found to be aberrantly upregulated in HCC tissues compared to normal liver tissues. Accumulating evidence supports that Notch signaling plays a significantly important role in HCC carcinogenesis. This review discusses the functions of Notch signaling in HCC and its potential therapeutic applications against this cancer.

Keywords: Hepatocellular carcinoma, Notch signaling, oncogene, therapeutics, tumor suppressor.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 15
ISSUE: 7
Year: 2015
Page: [809 - 815]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1871520615666150202102809
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