TGFβ signalling: a complex web in cancer progression
2010 (English)In: Nature Reviews. Cancer, ISSN 1474-175X, Vol. 10, no 6, 415-424 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The distortion of growth factor signalling is the most important prerequisite in tumour progression. Transforming growth factor-beta (TGFbeta) signalling regulates tumour progression by a tumour cell-autonomous mechanism or through tumour-stroma interaction, and has either a tumour-suppressing or tumour-promoting function depending on cellular context. Such inherent complexity of TGFbeta signalling results in arduous, but promising, assignments for developing therapeutic strategies against malignant tumours. As numerous cellular context-dependent factors tightly maintain the balance of TGFbeta signalling and contribute to the regulation of TGFbeta-induced cell responses, in this Review we discuss how they maintain the balance of TGFbeta signalling and how their collapse leads to tumour progression.
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Macmillan Publishers Limited. , 2010. Vol. 10, no 6, 415-424 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-144970DOI: 10.1038/nrc2853PubMedID: 20495575OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-144970DiVA: diva2:395109