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Title: The function, mechanisms, and role of the genes PTEN and TP53 and the effects of asbestos in the development of malignant mesothelioma : a review focused on the genes' molecular mechanisms.
Authors: Assis, Leonardo Vinícius Monteiro de
Isoldi, Mauro César
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: ASSIS, L. V. M. de; ISOLDI, M. C. The function, mechanisms, and role of the genes PTEN and TP53 and the effects of asbestos in the development of malignant mesothelioma: a review focused on the genes' molecular mechanisms. Tumor Biology, v. 35, p. 889-901, 2013. Disponível em: <https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13277-013-1210-4>. Acesso em: 23 fev. 2017.
Abstract: The malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer with a mean survival rate of less than a year. Moreover, environmental exposure to minerals is an important factor in the development of malignant mesothelioma (MM), especially the mineral asbestos, which has a well-documented role in MM, and more recently, the mineral erionite has been proven to be a strong carcinogenic inducer of MM. In addition, the virus simian virus 40 has been implicated as a cocarcinogenic player in MM. However, the molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of this cancer are still not fully understood. Indeed, it is known that several genes are altered ormutated inMM, among those are p16INK4A, p14ARF, and neurofibromatosis type II. Furthermore, TP53 has been reported to be mutated in the majority of the cancers; however, inMM, it is very uncommon mutations in this gene. Also, the PTEN gene has been shown to play an important role in endometrial cancer and glioblastoma, although the role of PTEN in MM has yet to be established. Taken altogether, this review focuses on the historical aspects, molecular mechanisms, interaction with other genes and proteins, and the role of these genes inMM. Lastly, this review questions the cancer theory of the two hits because the functions of both PTEN and TP53 are not fully explained by this theory.
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufop.br/handle/123456789/8029
metadata.dc.identifier.uri2: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13277-013-1210-4
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13277-013-1210-4
ISSN: 14230-380
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