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Cancer cell apoptotic pathways mediated by PEDF: prospects for therapy

Broadhead, Matthew L, Dass, Crispin R and Choong, Peter F. M (2009) Cancer cell apoptotic pathways mediated by PEDF: prospects for therapy. Trends in Molecular Medicine, 15 (10). pp. 461-467. ISSN 1471-4914

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Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) has roles in antiangiogenesis and antitumourigenesis that are intimately entwined and is showing promise as a potential anticancer agent. However, the function of PEDF in the deregulated apoptotic pathways of malignant cells must first be fully characterized. Here, we review the currently known apoptotic pathways that are relevant to PEDF and cancer. Recently, a pathway that includes the PEDF receptor, PPARg and p53 has emerged. It is hoped that further characterization of this and other pathways involved in cancer will bring to light potential new therapeutic targets and approaches, which due to their specificity might be free of the morbidity associated with conventional chemotherapy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID21876. cancer cell apoptotic pathways, PEDF, cancer therapy, pigment epithelium-derived factor, anticancer agents, malignant, cancer cells,
Subjects: Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Current > FOR Classification > 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis
Historical > SEO Classification > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2011 05:15
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 05:29
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