Cancer Stem Cells: Biological Functions and Therapeutically Targeting
AbstractAlmost all tumors are composed of a heterogeneous cell population, making them difficult to treat. A small cancer stem cell population with a low proliferation rate and a high tumorigenic potential is thought to be responsible for cancer development, metastasis and resistance to therapy. Stem cells were reported to be involved in both normal development and carcinogenesis, some molecular mechanisms being common in both processes. No less controversial, stem cells are considered to be important in treatment of malignant diseases both as targets and drug carriers. The efforts to understand the role of different signalling in cancer stem cells requires in depth knowledge about the mechanisms that control their self-renewal, differentiation and malignant potential. The aim of this paper is to discuss insights into cancer stem cells historical background and to provide a brief review of the new therapeutic strategies for targeting cancer stem cells. View Full-Text
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Ciurea, M.E.; Georgescu, A.M.; Purcaru, S.O.; Artene, S.-A.; Emami, G.H.; Boldeanu, M.V.; Tache, D.E.; Dricu, A. Cancer Stem Cells: Biological Functions and Therapeutically Targeting. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15, 8169-8185.
Ciurea ME, Georgescu AM, Purcaru SO, Artene S-A, Emami GH, Boldeanu MV, Tache DE, Dricu A. Cancer Stem Cells: Biological Functions and Therapeutically Targeting. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2014; 15(5):8169-8185.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ciurea, Marius E.; Georgescu, Ada M.; Purcaru, Stefana O.; Artene, Stefan-Alexandru; Emami, Ghazaleh H.; Boldeanu, Mihai V.; Tache, Daniela E.; Dricu, Anica. 2014. "Cancer Stem Cells: Biological Functions and Therapeutically Targeting." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 15, no. 5: 8169-8185.