Location, function and role of stromal cell‑derived factors and possible implications in cancer (Review)

Gong, Wenjing, Martin, Tracey, Sanders, Andrew ORCID: 0000-0002-7997-5286, Jiang, Aihua, Sun, Ping and Jiang, Wen (2021) Location, function and role of stromal cell‑derived factors and possible implications in cancer (Review). International Journal of Molecular Medicine, 47 (2). pp. 435-443. doi:10.3892/ijmm.2020.4811

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Despite improvements in therapy and management, cancer represents and remains a major cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Although genetics serve an important role in tumorigenesis and tumour progression, the tumour microenvironment (TME) in solid tumours is also important and has been indicated to contribute to these processes. Stromal cell‑derived factors (SDFs) represent an important family within the TME. The family includes SDF‑1, SDF‑2, SDF2‑like 1 (SDF2L1), SDF‑3, SDF‑4 and SDF‑5. SDF‑1 has been demonstrated to act as a positive regulator in a number of types of tumour, such as oesophago‑gastric, pancreatic, lung, breast, colorectal and ovarian cancer, while the biology and functions of other members of the SDF family, including SDF‑2, SDF2L1, SDF‑4 and SDF‑5, in cancer are different, complex and controversial, and remain mainly unknown. Full identification and understanding of the SDFs across multiple types of cancer is required to elucidate their function and establish potential key targets in cancer.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cancer; Stromal cell-derived factors 1/2/4/5; Stromal cell-derived factor 2-like 1
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Anna Kerr
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2022 14:12
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:57
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/11415

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