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Novel Insights Into c-Src

Author(s): O. Alper and E. T. Bowden

Affiliation: National Institute of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders, Bldg. 10, Rm. 5D37, Bethesda,MD, 20892-1414.


Since identifying a transmissible agent responsible for tumorigenesis in chickens, the v-Src oncogene, significant progress has been made in determining the functions of its cellular homologue. c-Src is the product of the SRC gene and has been found both over-expressed and highly activated in a number of human cancers. In fact the relationship between c-Src activation and cancer progression is significant. Furthermore c-Src may play a role in the acquisition of the invasive and metastatic phenotype. In this review we will summarize some of the latest evidence for the role of c-Src in tumorigenesis and particularly in human tumor progression. In this review, specifically, we will address growth signals, adhesion, migration, invasion, angiogenesis and functional genomics.

Keywords: c-src, v-src, tumorigenesis, angiogenesis, genomics

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Article Details

Page: [1119 - 1130]
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.2174/1381612053507576
Price: $58