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Crosstalk between DNA repair and cancer stem cell (CSC) associated intracellular pathways

Authors
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.semcancer.2014.06.002
Keywords
  • Cancer Stem Cells
  • Dna Repair
  • Ape1/Ref-1
  • Mrn Complex
  • Intracellular Signalling
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract DNA damaging agents (ionizing radiation and chemotherapeutics) are considered as most effective in cancer treatment. However, there is a subpopulation of carcinoma cells within the tumour demonstrating resistance to DNA damaging treatment approaches. It is suggested that limited tumour response to this kind of therapy can be associated with specific molecular properties of carcinoma stem cells (CSCs) representing the most refractory cell subpopulation. This review article presents novel data about molecular features of CSCs underlying DNA damage response and related intracellular signalling.

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