Recent Advances in Medicinal Chemistry

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Rho-GTPases and Statins: A Potential Target and a Potential Therapeutic Tool Against Tumors?

Pp. 209-245 (37)

Ivana Campia, Sophie Doublier, Elisabetta Aldieri, Amalia Bosia, Dario Ghigo and Chiara Riganti


Rho GTPases, which control processes such as cell proliferation and cytoskeleton remodeling, are often hyperexpressed in tumors. Several members, such as RhoA/B/C, must be isoprenylated to interact with their effectors. Statins, by inhibiting the synthesis of prenyl groups, may affect RhoA/B/C activity and represent a promising tool in anticancer therapy.


Cancer, chemotherapy, isoprenylation, rho GTPases, statins.


Department of Oncology, Via Santena 5/bis, 10126 Torino, Italy.