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Deubiquitylating enzymes as cancer stem cell therapeutics

Title
Deubiquitylating enzymes as cancer stem cell therapeutics
Author
Ramakrishna Suresh
Keywords
Cancer stem cells; Cellular reprogramming; Direct conversion; DUB inhibitors; Protein induced pluripotent stem cells; Yamanaka factors
Issue Date
2017-10
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Citation
BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-REVIEWS ON CANCER, v. 1869, no. 1, page. 1-10
Abstract
The focus of basic and applied research on core stem cell transcription factors has paved the way to initial delineation of their characteristics, their regulatory mechanisms, and the applicability of their regulatory proteins for protein-induced pluripotent stem cells (protein-IPSC) generation and in further clinical settings. Striking parallels have been observed between cancer stem cells (CSCs) and stem cells. For the maintenance of stem cells and CSC pluripotency and differentiation, post translational modifications (i.e., ubiquitylation and deubiquitylation) are tightly regulated, as these modifications result in a variety of stem cell fates. The identification of deubiquitylating enzymes (DUBs) involved in the regulation of core stem cell transcription factors and CSC related proteins might contribute to providing novel insights into the implications of DUB regulatory mechanisms for governing cellular reprogramming and carcinogenesis. Moreover, we propose the novel possibility of applying DUBs coupled with core transcription factors to improve protein-iPSC generation efficiency. Additionally, this review article further illustrates the potential of applying DUB inhibitors as a novel therapeutic intervention for targeting CSCs. Thus, defining DUBs as core pharmacological targets implies that future endeavors to develop their inhibitors may revolutionize our ability to regulate stem cell maintenance and differentiation, somatic cell reprogramming, and cancer stem cells.
URI
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0304419X17300987?via%3Dihubhttps://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/115842
ISSN
0304-419X; 1879-2561
DOI
10.1016/j.bbcan.2017.10.004
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