Common and Diverging Integrin Signals Downstream of Adhesion and Mechanical Stimuli and Their Interplay with Reactive Oxygen Species [chapter]

Kathrin Stephanie Zeller, Staffan Johansson
2016 Research on the Physics of Cancer  
The integrin family of adhesion receptors regulates basic functions of cells, and the signals they induce are altered in tumor cells. In this review we discuss how different integrin-dependent signals are generated during cell adhesion and by physical forces acting on cells. We also describe how reactive oxygen species are integral parts of integrin signaling and highlight a few important questions in the field. Answers to those may improve our understanding of integrins and their role in the
more » ... their role in the development of cancer.
doi:10.1142/9789814730266_0008 fatcat:r5ar6diwnjgqxjkpsvbbgqjo6a