Na/K Pump and Beyond: Na/K-ATPase as a Modulator of Apoptosis and Autophagy
AbstractLung cancer is a leading cause of global cancer deaths. Na/K-ATPase has been studied as a target for cancer treatment. Cardiotonic steroids (CS) trigger intracellular signalling upon binding to Na/K-ATPase. Normal lung and tumour cells frequently express different pump isoforms. Thus, Na/K-ATPase is a powerful target for lung cancer treatment. Drugs targeting Na/K-ATPase may induce apoptosis and autophagy in transformed cells. We argue that Na/K-ATPase has a role as a potential target in chemotherapy in lung cancer treatment. We discuss the effects of Na/K-ATPase ligands and molecular pathways inducing deleterious effects on lung cancer cells, especially those leading to apoptosis and autophagy. View Full-Text
Share & Cite This Article
Felippe Gonçalves-de-Albuquerque, C.; Ribeiro Silva, A.; Ignácio da Silva, C.; Caire Castro-Faria-Neto, H.; Burth, P. Na/K Pump and Beyond: Na/K-ATPase as a Modulator of Apoptosis and Autophagy. Molecules 2017, 22, 578.
Felippe Gonçalves-de-Albuquerque C, Ribeiro Silva A, Ignácio da Silva C, Caire Castro-Faria-Neto H, Burth P. Na/K Pump and Beyond: Na/K-ATPase as a Modulator of Apoptosis and Autophagy. Molecules. 2017; 22(4):578.Chicago/Turabian Style
Felippe Gonçalves-de-Albuquerque, Cassiano; Ribeiro Silva, Adriana; Ignácio da Silva, Camila; Caire Castro-Faria-Neto, Hugo; Burth, Patrícia. 2017. "Na/K Pump and Beyond: Na/K-ATPase as a Modulator of Apoptosis and Autophagy." Molecules 22, no. 4: 578.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.