Histone Deacetylases (HDACs) in Gastric Cancer: An Update of their Emerging Prognostic and Therapeutic Role.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Chemotherapy resistance is a rising concern in Gastric Cancer (GC) and has led to the investigation of various cellular compounds. Α functional equilibrium of histone acetylation and deacetylation was discovered in all cells, regulated by Histone Acetyltransferases and Deacetylases (HDACs), controlling chromatin coiling status and changing gene expression appropriately. In accordance with recent research, this equilibrium can be dysregulated in cancer cells aiding in the process of carcinogenesis and tumor progression by altering histone and non-histone proteins affecting gene expression, cell cycle control, differentiation, and apoptosis in various malignancies. In addition, increased HDAC expression in GC cells has been associated with increased stage, tumor invasion, nodal metastases, increased distant metastatic potential, and decreased overall survival. HDAC inhibitors could be used as treatment regimens for GC patients and could develop important synergistic interactions with chemotherapy drugs. The aim of this article is to review the molecular identity and mechanism of action of HDAC inhibitors, as well as highlight their potential utility as anti-cancer agents in GC.

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Cited Authors

  • Schizas, D; Mastoraki, A; Naar, L; Tsilimigras, DI; Katsaros, I; Fragkiadaki, V; Karachaliou, G-S; Arkadopoulos, N; Liakakos, T; Moris, D

Published Date

  • January 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 36

Start / End Page

  • 6099 - 6111

PubMed ID

  • 31309879

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1875-533X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0929-8673

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2174/0929867326666190712160842


  • eng