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Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1871-5206
ISSN (Online): 1875-5992

Alternative Splicing, DNA Damage and Modulating Drugs in Radiation Therapy for Cancer

Author(s): Jen-Yang Tang, Ruei-Nian Li, Ping-Ho Chen, Hurng-Wern Huang, Ming-Feng Hou and Hsueh-Wei Chang

Volume 15, Issue 6, 2015

Page: [674 - 680] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/1871520615666150422145005

Price: $65


Radiotherapy effectively destroys cancer cells in many sites of the body, but several limitations remain. This study investigated alternative splicing, which is a common mechanism of increased diversity in mRNAs and proteins. The relationships of alternative splicing to DNA damage and radiation such as UV and ionizing radiation were analyzed. The DNA damage responses of many genes involved in alternative splicing were compared between non-radiation and radiation treatments. Drugs that affect radioresistence or radiosensitization by modulating the effects of alternative splicing and radiation were also reviewed.

Keywords: Alternative splicing, DNA damage, radiation.

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