Two recent studies show that epigenetics and infl ammation play a relevant role in the regulation of transformation and cancer cell self-renewal in breast tumours, opening up the possibility that cancer progression can be controlled by interfering with infl ammation cascades. Struhl’s group showed that transient activation of the Src oncoprotein induces transformation and self-renewal of immortal cells via an epigenetic switch involving NF-κB, Lin28, Let-7 microRNA and IL-6. Concomitantly, Wicha’s laboratory developed a strategy to selectively target cancer stem cells, retarding tumour growth and reducing metastasis by blocking the IL-8 receptor CXCR1 using either an inhibitor, repertaxin or a specifi c blocking antibody.

Interfering with inflammation: a new strategy to block breast cancer self-renewal and progression?

CABODI, Sara;TAVERNA, Daniela
2010

Abstract

Two recent studies show that epigenetics and infl ammation play a relevant role in the regulation of transformation and cancer cell self-renewal in breast tumours, opening up the possibility that cancer progression can be controlled by interfering with infl ammation cascades. Struhl’s group showed that transient activation of the Src oncoprotein induces transformation and self-renewal of immortal cells via an epigenetic switch involving NF-κB, Lin28, Let-7 microRNA and IL-6. Concomitantly, Wicha’s laboratory developed a strategy to selectively target cancer stem cells, retarding tumour growth and reducing metastasis by blocking the IL-8 receptor CXCR1 using either an inhibitor, repertaxin or a specifi c blocking antibody.
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inflammation; cancer progression; src; microRNA; IL-8
Cabodi S; Taverna D
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