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Signal Transduction in Cancer Metastasis

Signal Transduction in Cancer Metastasis (Paperback)

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Cancerremainstobeoneofthemostdevastatingdiseasesworldwidesincelong ago. Thepoorprognosisofcancerislargelyduetometastasis. Metastasisisoften depictedasamultistageprocessinwhichmalignantcellsspreadfromtheprimary locustodistantorgansviacirculation. Whereasgeneticalterationsweresuggested tobeessentialfortransformationofprimarytumorcellsintometastaticphenotype, epigeneticeventsareequallyimportant,whichmaybetriggeredbymetastaticf- torswhereverintheprimarytumorlocus,bloodcirculationandthesecondaryloci. Signaltransductionsinitiatedbythemetastaticfactorsareresponsibleformediating themolecularandcellularprocessesleadingtometastasis. Blockadeoftherelevant molecularpathwaysisoneofthemosteffectivestrategiesforpreventionoftumor metastasis. Clinicaltrialsareunderwaywithpromisingoutcome. Inthisbook, wetakecomprehensive review inregard withthisexciting eld ofcancerresearch. Chapter1takesabriefoverviewofrecentlyidenti edsignal mechanismsforeachstepoftumormetastasisincludingtheinitiationstage,intra- sation,anti-anoikisinbloodcirculation,homing,extravasationand nalsurvivalin themetastaticsite. Chapter2makesacompletedreviewforthemolecularandcel- lareventsinvolvedininitiationofmetastasis.

Especially,thesignalingmechanisms formediatingtumorprogressioninducedbysomeimportantmetastaticfactorsare described. InChapters3and4,thecentralrolesofMAPKanditsdownstreameff- torsMAPKAPKplayineachstepoftumormetastasisarewelldelineated. Chapter5 furtherdescribesdetailedlyabouthowGrb2andotheradaptorproteins,upstreamof MAPK cascade, contribute tometastasis. InChapter 6, therole ofreactive o- genspecies(ROS)intumorprogressionarehighlighted. Moreover,thepotential contribution of ROS to cross talk between major signaling cascades that lead to sustainedMAPKactivationareproposedinChapter7. Chapter8takesaninsight intothesignalingmechanismsfordynamictraf ckingandturnoveroffocalad- sionproteinsinregulationoftractionandretractionforces,whichareneededfor celllocomotionandinvasion. Chapter9describestheinvolvementofNotchsign- ingpathwaywhichisnotonlyessentialforembryonicdevelopmentbutalsoplays importantroleintumorprogression. Chapter10reviewedtherecentlyidenti ed cancer- and metastasis-initiating cells involved in tumor progression. Especially, signal pathways that are frequently deregulated in cancer stem/progenitor cells v vi Preface duringcancerprogressionarehighlighted.

Chapter11describestheroleoflipid rafts, a special component within membrane lipid domain, in signal transd- tion triggered by growth factor receptors leading to tumor metastasis. Finally, Chapters12,Chapters13,andChapters14presentthesignalingpathwaysresp- sibleformetastaticprogressionofspeci ctumorsincludingovariancancer,uveal melanomaandhepatoma,respectively. WethankallthecontributorsofeveryChapterinthebookincludingJia-RuWu, Chi-TanHu,LaureVoisin,StephanieDuhamel,SylvainMeloche,AlexeyShiryaev, MarijkeVanGhelue,UgoMoens,AlessioGiubellino,PraveenR. Arany,Moulay A. Alaoui-Jamali, Krikor Bijian, Panagiota Toliopoulos, Pingyu Zhang, Patrick A. Zweidler-McKay,MurielleMimeault,SurinderK. Batra,SamirKumarPatra, LydiaW. T. Cheung,CarmanK. M. Ip,AliceS. T. Wong,CecileLaurent,Jerome Couturier,XavierSastre-Garau,LaurenceDesjardins,EmmanuelBarillot,Sophie Piperno-Neumann,SimonSauleandRajagopalN. Aravalli. Wehopethisbookmightstimulatemorecancerbiologiststoemphasizethis eld whichbene tsdevisingmoreeffectivemoleculartargetingstrategiesforprevention ofcancermetastasis. Hualien,Taiwan Wen-ShengWu Chi-TanHu Contents 1 Overview of Signal Transduction in Tumor Metastasis...1

Wen-ShengWuandJia-RuWu 2 Microenvironment Triggers EMT, Migration and Invasion of Primary Tumor via Multiple Signal Pathways ...9 Wen-ShengWuandChi-TanHu 3 The ERK1/2 MAP Kinase Signaling Pathway in Tumor Progression and Metastasis ...25 LaureVoisin,StephanieDuhamel,andSylvainMeloche 4 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase-Activated Protein Kinases and Metastasis...41 AlexeyShiryaev,MarijkeVanGhelue,andUgoMoens 5 Grb2 and Other Adaptor Proteins in Tumor Metastasis ...77 AlessioGiubellinoandPraveenR. Arany 6 The Role of ROS Signaling in Tumor Progression...103 Wen-ShengWuandJia-RuWu 7 Signal Cross Talks for Sustained MAPK Activation and Cell Migration Mediated by Reactive Oxygen Species: The Involvement in Tumor Progression...

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