Intermediate Filaments as Potential Target for Cancer 2 Treatment [post]

Katerina Strouhalova, Magdalena Přechová, Aneta Gandalovičová, Jan Brábek, Martin Gregor, Daniel Rosel
2019 unpublished
Intermediate filaments constitute the third component of the cellular skeleton. Unlike actin and microtubule cytoskeletons, the intermediate filaments are composed of wide variety of structurally related proteins showing distinct expression patterns in tissues and cell types. Changes in expression patterns of intermediate filaments are often associated with cancer progression, in particular with phenotypes leading to increased cellular migration and invasion. In this review we will describe the
more » ... e will describe the role of vimentin intermediate filaments in cancer cell migration, cell adhesion structures, and metastasis formation. The potential for targeting vimentin in cancer treatment and the development of drugs targeting vimentin will be reviewed.
doi:10.20944/preprints201912.0253.v1 fatcat:7pg4lsqfmjaqde2wxmmjznlasq