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Engrailed homeobox transcription factors as potential markers and targets in cancer.

McGrath, SE, Michael, A, Pandha, H and Morgan, R (2013) Engrailed homeobox transcription factors as potential markers and targets in cancer. FEBS Lett, 587 (6). pp. 549-554.

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Engrailed (En) is a member of the homeobox gene family, which encodes a homeodomain-containing transcription factor that is essential during early development. The only known site of normal adult Engrailed protein (EN) expression is in the nervous system, and it has been implicated in the development of both young-onset Parkinson's disease as well as autism. Over-expression of EN has been linked to tumour development in adults, particularly in breast, prostate, melanoma and ovarian cancers, and there is a growing interest in its role as a diagnostic and prognostic biomarker. It is hoped that further work may confirm associations between En expression and therapy-resistant, poor prognosis cancers, similar to that identified with other homeobox gene profiles.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
McGrath, SE
Date : 18 March 2013
DOI : 10.1016/j.febslet.2013.01.054
Uncontrolled Keywords : Autistic Disorder, Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental, Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic, Homeodomain Proteins, Humans, Mutation, Neoplasms, Nervous System, Parkinson Disease, Protein Structure, Tertiary, Signal Transduction, Transcription Factors, Tumor Markers, Biological
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:50
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 17:47

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