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Therapeutic potential of targeting glypican-3 in hepatocellular carcinoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21554204     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Glypican-3 (GPC3) is a developmentally-regulated oncofetal protein that has been established as a clinically-relevant biomarker for early hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). It is one of the first transcripts to appear during malignant hepatocyte transformation, and is expressed at the protein level in approximately half of high-grade dysplastic macronodules in cirrhotic liver. Several studies show it is expressed in most (75 to 100%) of HCCs confirmed by histopathology. The protein is anchored to the hepatocyte membrane by a glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchor and shows consistent membrane immunostaining pattern, making it a viable target for immunotherapeutic approaches. Targeting GPC3 for therapeutic intervention is a promising approach for the clinical management of HCC and selected other tumors that express the marker.
Mark Allegretta; Jorge Filmus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anti-cancer agents in medicinal chemistry     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1875-5992     ISO Abbreviation:  Anticancer Agents Med Chem     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-16     Completed Date:  2011-10-04     Revised Date:  2013-12-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101265649     Medline TA:  Anticancer Agents Med Chem     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  543-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Monoclonal / chemistry
Cancer Vaccines
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / diagnosis,  metabolism*,  therapy*
Glypicans / chemistry,  metabolism*
Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis,  metabolism*,  therapy*
Tumor Markers, Biological / metabolism*
Grant Support
62815-3//Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0/Cancer Vaccines; 0/Glypicans; 0/Tumor Markers, Biological

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