Title: ROS-mediated mechanisms of autophagy stimulation and their relevance in cancer therapy
Other Titles: ROS-modulation of autophagy in cancer therapy
Authors: Dewaele, Michael ×
Maes, Hannelore
Agostinis, Patrizia #
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2010
Publisher: Landes Bioscience
Series Title: Autophagy vol:6 issue:7 pages:838-54
Abstract: Mounting evidence suggests that reactive oxygen species (ROS) are multifaceted signalling molecules implicated in a variety of cellular programs during physiological as well as pathological conditions. Recently, ROS produced endogenously, by deranged metabolism of cancer cells, or exogenously, by ROS-generating drugs, have been shown to promote macroautophagy, a lysosomal pathway of self-degradation with essential prosurvival functions. Several molecular aspects of the modulation of autophagy pathways by ROS have been revealed in the past years and it is now clear that these processes are mutually linked and play a crucial role in cancer progression and in response to cancer therapeutics. In this review we address the molecular mechanisms underlying the activation of autophagy pathways by ROS and focus on the role of autophagy in cancer cells responding to ROS-producing agents, which are utilized as a therapeutic modality to kill cancer cells.
ISSN: 1554-8627
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Cell Death Research & Therapy
Laboratory for Molecular Cancer Biology (VIB-KU Leuven Centre for Cancer Biology)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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