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Current Cancer Drug Targets
ISSN (Print): 1568-0096
ISSN (Online): 1873-5576
VOLUME: 7
ISSUE: 4
DOI: 10.2174/156800907780809723      Price:  $58









AP-1 a Target for Cancer Prevention

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Author(s): Connie P. Matthews, Nancy H. Colburn and Matthew R. Young
Pages 317-324 (8)
Abstract:
The transcription factor activator protein 1 (AP-1) plays a pivotal role in tumorigenesis. AP-1 activity is increased in multiple human tumor types. Inhibitors of AP-1 have been shown to block tumor promotion, transformation, progression and invasion. Chronic inflammation and tumor development are linked. AP-1 may act, in part, by perpetuating the inflammatory signal. AP-1 is a recognized molecular target of many antioxidant and anti-inflammatory chemopreventive compounds. This review focuses on the AP-1 family proteins as targets for chemoprevention.
Keywords:
Fra-1, Jun, TAM67, tumor promotion, invasion, inflammation
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Cancer Prevention,NCI-Frederick, Frederick Maryland, 21702, USA.