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Nat Rev Cancer. 2012 Sep;12(9):627-37. doi: 10.1038/nrc3339.

Aiding and abetting roles of NOX oxidases in cellular transformation.

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South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie L. Murphy Memorial Hospital Division, Department of Medicine, San Antonio, Texas 78229-73900, USA. block@uthscsa.edu

Abstract

NADPH oxidases of the NADPH oxidase (NOX) family are dedicated reactive oxygen species-generating enzymes that broadly and specifically regulate redox-sensitive signalling pathways that are involved in cancer development and progression. They act at specific cellular membranes and microdomains through the activation of oncogenes and the inactivation of tumour suppressor proteins. In this Review, we discuss primary targets and redox-linked signalling systems that are influenced by NOX-derived ROS, and the biological role of NOX oxidases in the aetiology of cancer.

PMID:
22918415
PMCID:
PMC3711509
DOI:
10.1038/nrc3339
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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