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Interfering with pH regulation in tumours as a therapeutic strategy.
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PMID:  21921921     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The high metabolic rate of tumours often leads to acidosis and hypoxia in poorly perfused regions. Tumour cells have thus evolved the ability to function in a more acidic environment than normal cells. Key pH regulators in tumour cells include: isoforms 2, 9 and 12 of carbonic anhydrase, isoforms of anion exchangers, Na(+)/HCO(3)(-) co-transporters, Na(+)/H(+) exchangers, monocarboxylate transporters and the vacuolar ATPase. Both small molecules and antibodies targeting these pH regulators are currently at various stages of clinical development. These antitumour mechanisms are not exploited by the classical cancer drugs and therefore represent a new anticancer drug discovery strategy.
Dario Neri; Claudiu T Supuran
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-16
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Title:  Nature reviews. Drug discovery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1474-1784     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-9-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101124171     Medline TA:  Nat Rev Drug Discov     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, CH-8093, Zürich, Switzerland.
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