Oncomedicine 2018; 3:110-116. doi:10.7150/oncm.22098

Review

The role of E2F transcription factors family in Urothelial Carcinoma

Georgia Pantelopoulou1, Christos Alamanis1, Ioannis Adamakis1, Athanasios Kotsinas2, Kalliopi Kostelidou3✉

1. First University Urology Clinic, Laiko Hospital, University of Athens, 17, Ag.Thoma Str, GR11527, Athens, Greece
2. Molecular Carcinogenesis Group, Department of Histology and Embryology, School of Medicine, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, 75 Mikras Asias Str, GR11527, Athens, Greece
3. Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Haematology-Lymphoma Clinic, Evangelismos General Hospital, 45-47 Ypsilantou Str, GR10676, Athens, Greece

Abstract

E2F transcription factor family is a group of 8 proteins that interact with pocket proteins and bind to target DNA in order to modulate cell cycle progression. Thus, their role is pivotal to cancer development and progression. Bladder cancer, a prominent cancer that affects both sexes, is also affected by E2F. E2F-1, E2F-3 and E2F-4 and -5 have a distinct impact on bladder development, progress and prognosis. However the role of the remaining E2Fs remains obscure, awaiting newer data that could provide useful therapeutic targets.

Keywords: E2F transcription factor, cancer, bladder, apoptosis, regulation

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How to cite this article:
Pantelopoulou G, Alamanis C, Adamakis I, Kotsinas A, Kostelidou K. The role of E2F transcription factors family in Urothelial Carcinoma. Oncomedicine 2018; 3:110-116. doi:10.7150/oncm.22098. Available from http://www.oncm.org/v03p0110.htm