HO-1 Induction in Cancer Progression: A Matter of Cell Adaptation
AbstractThe upregulation of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is one of the most important mechanisms of cell adaptation to stress. Indeed, the redox sensitive transcription factor Nrf2 is the pivotal regulator of HO-1 induction. Through the antioxidant, antiapoptotic, and antinflammatory properties of its metabolic products, HO-1 plays a key role in healthy cells in maintaining redox homeostasis and in preventing carcinogenesis. Nevertheless, several lines of evidence have highlighted the role of HO-1 in cancer progression and its expression correlates with tumor growth, aggressiveness, metastatic and angiogenetic potential, resistance to therapy, tumor escape, and poor prognosis, even though a tumor- and tissue-specific activity has been observed. In this review, we summarize the current literature regarding the pro-tumorigenic role of HO-1 dependent tumor progression as a promising target in anticancer strategy. View Full-Text
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Nitti, M.; Piras, S.; Marinari, U.M.; Moretta, L.; Pronzato, M.A.; Furfaro, A.L. HO-1 Induction in Cancer Progression: A Matter of Cell Adaptation. Antioxidants 2017, 6, 29.
Nitti M, Piras S, Marinari UM, Moretta L, Pronzato MA, Furfaro AL. HO-1 Induction in Cancer Progression: A Matter of Cell Adaptation. Antioxidants. 2017; 6(2):29.Chicago/Turabian Style
Nitti, Mariapaola; Piras, Sabrina; Marinari, Umberto M.; Moretta, Lorenzo; Pronzato, Maria A.; Furfaro, Anna L. 2017. "HO-1 Induction in Cancer Progression: A Matter of Cell Adaptation." Antioxidants 6, no. 2: 29.
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