Epigenetic regulation and targeting of ECM for cancer therapy

Academic Article

Abstract

  • The tumor microenvironment (TME) composed of different types of cells embedded in extracellular matrix (ECM) has crucial effects on cancer growth and metastasis. ECM is made of a variety of proteins that provide structural support to the cells and regulate biological functions by modulating the cross talk among cells, thus effecting tumor growth and progression. In this minireview, the author discusses epigenetic modifications that regulate the expression of fibrous ECM proteins and glycoproteins and the prospects of targeting them for cancer therapy.
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    Author List

  • Gupta R
  • Start Page

  • C762
  • End Page

  • C768
  • Volume

  • 322
  • Issue

  • 4