Chemokine Receptors in Cancer by Amy M. FultonChemokine Receptors in Cancer by Amy M. Fulton

Chemokine Receptors in Cancer

EditorAmy M. Fulton

Paperback | November 19, 2010

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Chemokines are a superfamily of low molecular weight cytokines that were initially described based on their ability to induce the directed migration of leukocytes to sites of inflammation or injury. In humans, there are approximately 45 chemokines that bind to 19 G-protein-coupled receptors. In addition to mediating cellular migration, chemokines have now been shown to affect many cellular functions including survival, adhesion, invasion, proliferation, and to regulate circulating chemokine levels. Although chemokine receptors were first described on leukocytes, it is now appreciated that chemokine receptors are also expressed by many other cells including endothelial and epithelial cells.Since the first description of chemokine receptors on malignant cells in 2001, an extensive literature has developed describing the expression and function of chemokine receptors in many malignancies. These studies support the initial hypothesis that malignant cells use chemokine receptors to migrate to distant sites of ligand expression and that expression of certain receptors is associated with a poor prognosis. It has also become apparent that malignancies of different tissues may use a diverse profile of chemokine receptors and that the same receptor may mediate metastasis to different sites in tumors of different histological origins. Receptor function may also maintain survival and expansion of the primary tumor.
Title:Chemokine Receptors in CancerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:180 pagesPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617378852

ISBN - 13:9781617378850

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Table of Contents

CXCR4 and Cancer.- Chemokines and Chemokine Receptors in Cancer Progression.- HIF-1 regulation of chemokine receptor expression.- Chemokine Receptors Involved in Colon Cancer Invasion, and Lymph Node Metastasis.- The CXCR3/CXCL3 Axis in Cancer.- Roles for CCR7 in Cancer Biology.-  CCL5/CCR5 axis in cancer.- CXC chemokines in cancer angiogenesis.- The Roles of Chemokines and Chemokine Receptors in Prostate Cancer.-

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This book will appeal to a broad audience. It is useful for anyone who is interested in the area of chemokines and their receptors in cancer, including students, established investigators, and clinicians. . The book provides a nice, concise summary of the evidence for the role of chemokine receptors in cancer. . this book largely focuses on the role of chemokine receptors on tumor cells themselves and effects on angiogenesis, progression, and metastasis, adding significantly to our current knowledge about cancer." (Cheryl E. Rockwell, Doody's Review Service, December, 2009)"Report the progress of chemokine and chemokine receptor study in cancer-therapy-related research. . provides an overview that is useful not only to researchers focusing on cancer immunology research, but also to graduate students and postdoctoral associates who have just started working in this area. . the book not only attractive to cancer biologists, but also to medicinal chemists and pharmacologists working in the field of anticancer drug discovery. . applied as a reasonable starting point for cancer researchers to grasp the progress in this area." (Yan Zhang, ChemMedChem, Vol. 5, 2010)