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NF-kappaB: a potential target for cancer chemoprevention and therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17981768     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nuclear factor-kappaB pathway plays important roles in the control of cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, inflammation, stress response, cell signaling transduction, and other physiological processes. Because the disorder of these physiological processes has been linked with the onset of cancers, NF-kappaB has been described as a major culprit in cancer. Experimental in vitro and in vivo studies have shown that down-regulation of NF-kappaB activity by natural and synthetic NF-kappaB inhibitors suppresses the development of carcinogen-induced tumors, inhibits the growth of cancer cells, and induces apoptosis with alternation of gene expression which is critical for the control of carcinogenesis and cancer cell survival. Moreover, recent studies indicate that the effects of conventional cancer therapeutics could be enhanced by natural and synthetic NF-kappaB inhibitors, suggesting that down-regulation of NF-kappaB could sensitize cancer cells to conventional therapeutics. Therefore, targeting NF-kappaB is a novel preventive and therapeutic strategy against human cancers. In this brief review article, we will summarize the state of our knowledge for the role of NF-kappaB in relation to cancer prevention and therapy.
Fazlul H Sarkar; Yiwei Li
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Review     Date:  2008-01-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1093-4715     ISO Abbreviation:  Front. Biosci.     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-05     Completed Date:  2007-12-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9709506     Medline TA:  Front Biosci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2950-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 48201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anticarcinogenic Agents / pharmacology
Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic*
Hydrogen Peroxide / pharmacology
Isoflavones / chemistry
Models, Biological
NF-kappa B / metabolism*
Neoplasms / metabolism*,  prevention & control*,  therapy*
Oxidative Stress
Grant Support
5P20-CA101963/CA/NCI NIH HHS; 5R01CA083695/CA/NCI NIH HHS; 5R01CA101870/CA/NCI NIH HHS; 5R01CA108535/CA/NCI NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticarcinogenic Agents; 0/Isoflavones; 0/NF-kappa B; 7722-84-1/Hydrogen Peroxide

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