Faculty Articles

Title

Redox-Related Epigenetic Mechanisms in Glioblastoma: Nuclear Factor (Erythroid-Derived 2)-Like 2, Cobalamin, and Dopamine Receptor Subtype 4.

Publication Title

Front Oncol

Volume

7

Publication Date / Copyright Date

1-1-2017

First Page

46

Last Page

46

Abstract

Glioblastoma is an exceptionally difficult cancer to treat. Cancer is universally marked by epigenetic changes, which play key roles in sustaining a malignant phenotype, in addition to disease progression and patient survival. Studies have shown strong links between the cellular redox state and epigenetics. Nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2) is a redox-sensitive transcription factor that upregulates endogenous antioxidant production, and is aberrantly expressed in many cancers, including glioblastoma. Methylation of DNA and histones provides a mode of epigenetic regulation, and cobalamin-dependent reactions link the redox state to methylation. Antagonists of dopamine receptor subtype 4 (D

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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