The Use of Small Peptides in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Author(s): Felice H. Tsang, Nikki P. Lee, John M. Luk

Journal Name: Protein & Peptide Letters

Volume 16 , Issue 5 , 2009

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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a malignant tumor unresponsive to most current therapies. Small peptides, either synthetic or derived from natural proteins, are found promising in treating HCC. Herein, different types of small peptides and their associated mechanistic actions against tumors are discussed, postulating their use as alternative treatments for HCC.

Keywords: Protein peptide, liver cancer, diagnosis, therapy, hepatocellular carcinoma

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Year: 2009
Published on: 01 March, 2012
Page: [530 - 538]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/092986609788167860
Price: $65

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