Harnessing the genome for characterization of G-protein coupled receptors in cancer pathogenesis

Feigin, M. E. (August 2013) Harnessing the genome for characterization of G-protein coupled receptors in cancer pathogenesis. FEBS J, 280 (19). pp. 4729-38. ISSN 1742-4658 (Electronic)1742-464X (Linking)

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23927072
DOI: 10.1111/febs.12473

Abstract

G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) mediate numerous physiological processes and represent the targets for a vast array of therapeutics for diseases ranging from depression to hypertension to reflux. Despite the recognition that GPCRs can act as oncogenes and tumor suppressors by regulating oncogenic signaling networks, few drugs targeting GPCRs are utilized in cancer therapy. Recent large-scale genome-wide analyses of multiple human tumors have uncovered novel GPCRs altered in cancer. However, the work of determining which GPCRs from these lists are drivers of tumorigenesis, and hence valid therapeutic targets, remains a formidable challenge. In this review I will highlight recent studies providing evidence that GPCRs are relevant targets for cancer therapy through their effects on known cancer signaling pathways, tumor progression, invasion and metastasis, and the microenvironment. Furthermore, I will explore how genomic analysis is beginning to shine a light on GPCRs as therapeutic targets in the age of personalized medicine. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: diseases & disorders > cancer
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > protein structure, function, modification
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > protein structure, function, modification > protein types > G protein
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > genomes
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > protein structure, function, modification > protein types
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Communities: CSHL labs > Muthuswamy lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 8 August 2013
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2013 19:16
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2013 19:19
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/28541

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