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BRCA1 and Oxidative Stress
AbstractThe breast cancer susceptibility gene 1 (BRCA1) has been well established as a tumor suppressor and functions primarily by maintaining genome integrity. Genome stability is compromised when cells are exposed to oxidative stress. Increasing evidence suggests that BRCA1 regulates oxidative stress and this may be another mechanism in preventing carcinogenesis in normal cells. Oxidative stress caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) is implicated in carcinogenesis and is used strategically to treat human cancer. Thus, it is essential to understand the function of BRCA1 in oxidative stress regulation. In this review, we briefly summarize BRCA1’s many binding partners and mechanisms, and discuss data supporting the function of BRCA1 in oxidative stress regulation. Finally, we consider its significance in prevention and/or treatment of BRCA1-related cancers.
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Yi, Y.W.; Kang, H.J.; Bae, I. BRCA1 and Oxidative Stress. Cancers 2014, 6, 771-795.View more citation formats
Yi YW, Kang HJ, Bae I. BRCA1 and Oxidative Stress. Cancers. 2014; 6(2):771-795.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yi, Yong W.; Kang, Hyo J.; Bae, Insoo. 2014. "BRCA1 and Oxidative Stress." Cancers 6, no. 2: 771-795.