Platelet induced hepatocellular carcinoma HEPG2 cell proliferation and angiogenic potential is integrin IIb3 dependent.
Rashed, Al-Hammad, Anene, C., Graham, A.M. and Roberts, W. (2015). Platelet induced hepatocellular carcinoma HEPG2 cell proliferation and angiogenic potential is integrin IIb3 dependent. Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.3109/09537104.2015.1115703
|Authors||Rashed, Al-Hammad, Anene, C., Graham, A.M. and Roberts, W.|
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common malignancy in the world, leading to an estimated one million deaths annually. Although several treatment options are available, the prognosis for HCC patients remains poor, largely due to rapid metastasis. Liver cancers are often highly vascularized, and both experimental and clinical data indicate that the progression of HCC is associated with increased angiogenesis, aiding in their metastatic potential. The vascular nature of HCCs gives them ample opportunity to recruit and interact with platelets. Platelets bind to cancer cells through a range of receptors including the integrin aIIbb3, which is upregulated by platelet derived ADP and thromboxane A2 (TxA2). When activated, platelets release a large array of cytokines and growth factors that may induce angiogenesis and aid in the migration, invasion and proliferation of a range of tumour cells, but it is unclear if they support HCC progression. Identifying the roles platelets play in enhancing HCC proliferation and metastatic potential could provide novel treatment strategies to target HCC.
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.3109/09537104.2015.1115703|
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|15 Dec 2015|
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|Deposited||21 Jun 2022|
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