Organ-specific gene modulation: Principles and applications in cancer research.
Cancer Lett. 2017 Feb 28;387:18-24
Authors: Economopoulou P, Psyrri A
Microarray and next generation sequencing has led to the exploration of correlated gene patterns and their shared functions. Gene modulators are proteins that alter the activity of transcription factors and influence the expression of their target genes. It is assumed that modulators are dependent on transcription factors. Several algorithms have been developed for the detection of gene modulators. On the other hand, it is becoming increasingly evident that modulators play a crucial role in carcinogenesis by interfering with fundamental biologic processes. Therapeutic gene modulation that is based on artificial modification of endogenous gene functions by designer molecules is an exciting new field of investigation.
PMID: 27224891 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]