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Cells 2018, 7(9), 139;

Roles for the IKK-Related Kinases TBK1 and IKKε in Cancer

Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Department of Pathology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
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Received: 29 August 2018 / Revised: 11 September 2018 / Accepted: 13 September 2018 / Published: 15 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue NF-κB in Cancer)
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While primarily studied for their roles in innate immune response, the IκB kinase (IKK)-related kinases TANK-binding kinase 1 (TBK1) and IKKε also promote the oncogenic phenotype in a variety of cancers. Additionally, several substrates of these kinases control proliferation, autophagy, cell survival, and cancer immune responses. Here we review the involvement of TBK1 and IKKε in controlling different cancers and in regulating responses to cancer immunotherapy. View Full-Text
Keywords: TBK1; IKKε; innate immunity; cancer signaling; autophagy; KRAS TBK1; IKKε; innate immunity; cancer signaling; autophagy; KRAS

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Durand, J.K.; Zhang, Q.; Baldwin, A.S. Roles for the IKK-Related Kinases TBK1 and IKKε in Cancer. Cells 2018, 7, 139.

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