PKCδ (protein kinase C-δ), a novel member of PKC family, has been validated as a synthetic lethal target in multiple cancers, and contributes to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) resistance in EGFR-mutant NSCLC (non-small cell lung cancer) patients.However, its role in GC is unclear.
Taken together, the newly identified miR-20a/LRIG1/EGFR link provides insight into the MDR process of GC, and targeting this axis represents a novel potential therapeutic strategy to block GC chemoresistance.
The aim of the present study was to investigate the mechanism of microRNA-4295 (miR-4295), which regulates cisplatin (DDP)-induced apoptosis in GC cells through the leucine-rich repeats and immunoglobulin-like domains 1 (LRIG1)-mediated epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)/phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (Akt) signaling pathway.
In conclusion, induction of NOX4 expression by detachment promotes anoikis resistance of gastric cancer through ROS generation and downstream upregulation of EGFR, which is critical for the metastatic progression of gastric cancer.
The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) status, and response and survival benefit following cetuximab treatment in gastric cancer (GC).
We evaluated the expression levels of various ERBB receptor ligands (i.e., heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor [HBEGF], transforming growth factor-α [TGFA], amphiregulin [AREG], epiregulin [EREG], epidermal growth factor [EGF], and betacellulin [BTC]) and 3 ERBB family receptors (i.e., epidermal growth factor receptor [EGFR], human EGFR2 [HER2], and ERBB3) in 313 cases of GC using immunohistochemistry, fluorescence in situ hybridization, and mRNA in situ hybridization.