Nuclear events stimulated by ALK signaling in cancer

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Homo sapiens
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Signaling through oncogenic forms of ALK activate nuclear events that drive cellular survival, escape from apoptosis and transformation (reviewed in Della Corte et al, 2018; Roskoski, 2013; Chiarle et al, 2008). Changes to gene expression are effected both by epigenetic mechanisms and by inducing expression of key transcription factors and cell cycle regulators, among other critical targets. Many of these gene expression events are dependent on activation of STAT3 and to a lesser extent, MAP kinase signaling downstream of ALK (reviewed in Hallberg and Palmer, 2013; Hallberg and Palmer, 2016; Ducray et al, 2019). Unique among fusion proteins identified to date, the well-studied NPM-ALK fusion appears to be partially localized to the nucleus by virtue of oligomerization with endogenous full-length NPM.
Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
24060861 Mechanistic insight into ALK receptor tyrosine kinase in human cancer biology

Palmer, RH, Hallberg, B

Nat. Rev. Cancer 2013
23201355 Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK): structure, oncogenic activation, and pharmacological inhibition

Roskoski, R

Pharmacol. Res. 2013
18097461 The anaplastic lymphoma kinase in the pathogenesis of cancer

Chiarle, R, Piva, R, Ambrogio, C, Inghirami, G, Voena, C

Nat. Rev. Cancer 2008
31366041 The Transcriptional Roles of ALK Fusion Proteins in Tumorigenesis

Ducray, SP, Turner, SD, Garland, GD, Natarajan, K, Egger, G

Cancers (Basel) 2019
29455642 Role and targeting of anaplastic lymphoma kinase in cancer

Troiani, T, Viscardi, G, Morgillo, F, Fasano, M, Martinelli, E, Ciardiello, F, Della Corte, CM, Di Liello, R

Mol. Cancer 2018
27573755 The role of the ALK receptor in cancer biology

Hallberg, B, Palmer, RH

Ann Oncol 2016
Name Identifier Synonyms
cancer DOID:162 malignant tumor, malignant neoplasm, primary cancer
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