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Secretome-microRNA and anti-proliferative APRO family proteins as cancer prevention and stem cell research strategies

YUKA IKEDA, NOZOMI NAGASE, AI TSUJI, KURUMI TANIGUCHI, YASUKO KITAGISHI, SATORU MATSUDA*
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Nara Women’s University, Nara, 630-8506, Japan
* Address correspondence to: Satoru Matsuda, -wu.ac.jp
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Secretome and Biomaterials: Regenerative Medicine Application)

BIOCELL 2022, 46(5), 1163-1167. https://doi.org/10.32604/biocell.2022.018177

Received 05 July 2021; Accepted 22 September 2021; Issue published 06 January 2022

Abstract

Stemness of cancer cells contains limitless self-renewal proliferation. For the purpose of proliferation, secretome might exert its effects via the paracrine signaling. Specific microRNAs enclosed in the secretome of cancer stem cells could regulate the expression of anti-proliferative APRO family proteins. The biological functions of APRO family proteins seems to be quite intricate, however, which might be a key modulator of microRNAs, then could regulate the proliferation of cancer cells. In addition to affecting proliferation/differentiation during cellular development, APRO family proteins might also play an imperious role on keeping homeostasis in healthy stem cells under a physiological condition. Therefore, relationship between the microRNAs and the APRO family proteins has attracted much attention in the field of cancer research and regenerative medicine. Here, we have described the molecular mechanism behind this interplay that have a potential role in the future promising tools with targeting APRO family proteins for the medical applications.

Keywords

Cancer; Stem cell; Secretome; Proliferation; APRO family; microRNA

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IKEDA, Y., NAGASE, N., TSUJI, A., TANIGUCHI, K., KITAGISHI, Y. et al. (2022). Secretome-microRNA and anti-proliferative APRO family proteins as cancer prevention and stem cell research strategies. BIOCELL, 46(5), 1163–1167.



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