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Title: CD26: An expanding role in immune regulation and cancer
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina::616 - Patología. Medicina clínica. Oncología
Keywords: Chemokine
Cell cycle
Abstract: In this review, we highlight major aspects of the biology of CD26, a dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV)-containing surface glycoprotein with multiple functions. In particular, we discuss findings demonstrating that CD26/DPPIV has an essential role in immune regulation as a T cell activation molecule and a regulator of chemokine function. We also review recent studies that identify key cellular molecules that physically associate with CD26 and the potential consequences of their interaction, including those with clinically-related implications. Furthermore, we present work suggesting a role for CD26 in the pathogenesis and behavior of selected human cancers, both solid tumors and hematological malignancies. We present recent studies that investigate the potential role of CD26 as a molecular target for novel treatment modalities for T cell lymphoid malignancies and possibly other hematological malignancies, with work involving the use of anti-CD26 monoclonal antibody, CD26-transfected cells as well as soluble CD26 molecules.
Primary author: Dang, N.H.
Morimoto, C.
Published in: Histology and histopathology
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 14
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol.17, nº 4 (2002)

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