Special Issue "Close links between Cold Shock Proteins and Cancer"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.
Interests: YB-1; solid tumors; radiotherapy; DNA damage response; therapy resistance
Interests: YB-1; cancer biomarkers; breast cancer; genomics
Cold shock proteins (CSPs) are the most evolutionarily-conserved nucleic acid binding proteins, and regulate a multitude of cellular functions, including proliferation, survival, and stress response. Many of these properties are considered hallmarks of cancer cells. Therefore, it is becoming increasingly acknowledged that these underrated molecules play an important role in cancer biology. DNA-binding protein-A (Dbp-A) and Y-box-binding protein-1 (YB-1; also known as Dbp-B) are the two most characterized CSPs, functioning by regulating the transcription and translation of key proteins, accelerating the repair of a wide variety of DNA damages and sorting miRNAs, to name just a few of their mechanisms of action described to date. We now know that CSPs are also secreted from cells via exosomes and the Golgi apparatus, and bind to cell surface receptors (e.g. Notch receptors) to activate intracellular signaling cascades. YB-1 also regulates the transcription of genes involved in drug resistance and malignant progression. Not surprisingly, high levels of YB-1 protein or YBX1 mRNA have been associated with poor prognosis of patients in a wide range of cancers. Thus, YB-1 has been proposed as both a biomarker and a potential therapeutic target for many cancer types.
We invite researchers in the field to contribute to this Special Issue, covering subjects that support the link between CSPs and cancer, including descriptions of the underlying signaling pathways involving CSPs or contributing to the activation of CSPs, in addition to strategies targeting CSPs or CSP-dependent signaling pathways to treat cancer and overcome therapy resistance. Furthermore, given that we live in the “omics” era, we also encourage contributions from bioinformatic analyses of large datasets to further understand the role of the CSPs in cancer.
Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Toulany
Dr. Annette Lasham
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- cold shock proteins
- Y-box-binding protein-1
- DNA-binding protein-A
- signaling pathways
- therapy resistance
- inflammatory disease
- targeted therapies