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Title: CD26 dipeptidyl peptidase IV and its role in cancer
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina::616 - Patología. Medicina clínica. Oncología
Keywords: Cancer
Targeted therapy
Abstract: CD26/Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV (DPPIV) is a 110-kDa glycoprotein that is expressed on numerous cell types and has multiple biological functions. A key facet of CD26/DPPIV biology is its enzymatic activity and its physical and functional interaction with other molecules. The substrates of CD26/DPPIV are proline-containing peptides and include growth factors, chemokines, neuropeptides, and vasoactive peptides. DPPIV plays an important role in immune regulation, signal transduction, and apoptosis. Furthermore, CD26 appears to play an important role in tumor progression. In the present review, we summarize key aspects of CD26/DPPIV involvement in tumor biology and its potential role in cancer development and behavior.
Primary author: Pro, B.
Dang, N.H.
Published in: Histology and histopathology
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 7
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol.19, nº 4 (2004)

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