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Activation of the HIF pathway in cancer

Maxwell, PH; Pugh, CW; Ratcliffe, PJ; (2001) Activation of the HIF pathway in cancer. CURR OPIN GENET DEV , 11 (3) 293 - 299.

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Abstract

The maintenance of oxygen homeostasis is required both in physiological development and tumour growth. Hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) plays a central role in both processes. Reliable methods for visualising HIF a subunits have established that HIF activation occurs in the majority of common cancers. This occurs both by genetic mechanisms and through microenviromental hypoxia. Activation of the HIF pathway has important effects on patterns of gene expression in tumours.

Type: Article
Title: Activation of the HIF pathway in cancer
Keywords: INDUCIBLE FACTOR 1-ALPHA, ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH-FACTOR, TUMOR-SUPPRESSOR PROTEIN, HUMAN PROSTATE-CANCER, GENE-EXPRESSION, FACTOR-I, FACTORS HIF-1-ALPHA, NORMOXIC CONDITIONS, CERVICAL-CANCER, UP-REGULATION
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Medicine (Division of)
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/136729
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