IMR Press / FBL / Volume 11 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.2741/2006

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Role of aldo-keto reductases in development of prostate and breast cancer
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1 The State Education Ministry Laboratory of Developmental Genes and Human Disease, the Provincial Key Laboratory of Gene Diagnosis and Therapy, Southeast University Medical School, Nanjing 210009, Jiangsu Province, China
2 Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 284253
3 Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology, and Cell Biology, Cancer Institute, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 911 North Rutledge Street, Springfield, IL 62702
Academic Editor:Kounosuke Watabe
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2006, 11(3), 2767–2773; https://doi.org/10.2741/2006
Published: 1 September 2006
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pathogenesis of tumor progression in breast and prostate cancer)
Abstract

Aldo-keto reductase (AKR) is a super gene family, consisting of fourteen families and more than 40 members overall. These proteins have been well known as metabolic enzymes of carbonyls, but recent data indicates that the members in AKR families 1 and 7 (AKR1 & AKR7) are involved in the development of some human and rodent tumors, such as in primary liver, lung, colorectal, prostate, and breast cancers. They are involved in the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and therapy of these tumors. This manuscript discusses the recent progression in AKR study in mammalian tumors, focusing on prostate and breast cancer.

Keywords
Aldo-Keto Reductase
Aldose ReductaseLike-1/Aldo-Keto Reductase Family 1 member 10
Antitumor agents
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Lung Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Breast Cancer
Carbonyl Metabolism
and Aflatoxin B1
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