New Advances of Heparanase in Human Diseases

Author(s): Hao Jin, Min Cui*

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 20 , Issue 2 , 2020

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Objective: This mini-review aims to discuss research works about heparanase published in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and provide a direction for therapy methods targeting heparanase.

Patients and Methods: The relevant data were searched by using keywords “heparanase” “function”, “diseases” and “inhibitors” in “PubMed”, “Web of Science” and “China Knowledge Resource Integrated databases (CNKI)”, and a hand-search was done to acquire peer-reviewed articles and reports about heparanase.

Results: Except for tumor progression, pathological processes including procoagulant activities, preeclamptic placentas, inflammation and so on are all verified to be associated with heparanase activity. Also, these newly-found functions are closely related to certain cellular activities, including epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition (EMT).

Conclusion: It could be concluded that heparanase would be a potential and valuable therapy target.

Keywords: Heparanase, function, diseases, inhibitors, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition (EMT), Heparan Sulfate (HS).

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