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The Oncogenic Functions of Insulin-like Growth Factor 2 mRNA-Binding Protein 3 in Human Carcinomas

[ Vol. 26 , Issue. 32 ]

Author(s):

Peng-Fei Wang, Xiaoyu Wang, Min Liu, Zheng Zeng, Caiji Lin, Wenwen Xu, Wenqing Ma, Jiali Wang, Qian Xiang, Randal N. Johnston, Huidi Liu* and Shu-Lin Liu*   Pages 3939 - 3954 ( 16 )

Abstract:


IGF2BP3 (also known as IMP3, KOC), a member of the insulin-like growth factor mRNA-binding protein family (IMPs), has been a research target in recent studies of promoting embryo development and exacerbating cancer. IGF2BP3 is ubiquitously expressed in early embryogenesis stages but limited in postembryonic stages, which is important in many physiological aspects such as stem cell renewal, morphological development and metabolism. A large number of studies show that IGF2BP3 interacts with many kinds of non-coding RNAs and proteins to promote cancer cell proliferation and metastasis and inhibit cancer cell apoptosis. As IGF2BP3 is highly expressed in advanced cancers and associated with poor overall survival rates of patients, it may be a potential molecular marker in cancer diagnosis for the detection of cancerous tissues and an indicator of cancer stages. Therefore, anti-IGF2BP3 drugs or monoclonal antibodies are expected as new therapeutic methods in cancer treatment. This review summarizes recent findings among IGF2BP3, RNA and proteins in cancer processes, with a focus on its cancer-promoting mechanisms and potential application as a new biomarker for cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Keywords:

IGF2BP3, function, malignancy, mechanisms, carcinoma, biomarker.

Affiliation:

Genomics Research Center (State-Province Key Laboratories of Biomedicine-Pharmaceutics of China), College of Pharmacy, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, 150081, Genomics Research Center (State-Province Key Laboratories of Biomedicine-Pharmaceutics of China), College of Pharmacy, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, 150081, Genomics Research Center (State-Province Key Laboratories of Biomedicine-Pharmaceutics of China), College of Pharmacy, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, 150081, Genomics Research Center (State-Province Key Laboratories of Biomedicine-Pharmaceutics of China), College of Pharmacy, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, 150081, Genomics Research Center (State-Province Key Laboratories of Biomedicine-Pharmaceutics of China), College of Pharmacy, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, 150081, Genomics Research Center (State-Province Key Laboratories of Biomedicine-Pharmaceutics of China), College of Pharmacy, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, 150081, Genomics Research Center (State-Province Key Laboratories of Biomedicine-Pharmaceutics of China), College of Pharmacy, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, 150081, Genomics Research Center (State-Province Key Laboratories of Biomedicine-Pharmaceutics of China), College of Pharmacy, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, 150081, Genomics Research Center (State-Province Key Laboratories of Biomedicine-Pharmaceutics of China), College of Pharmacy, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, 150081, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Calgary, Calgary, T2N1N4, Genomics Research Center (State-Province Key Laboratories of Biomedicine-Pharmaceutics of China), College of Pharmacy, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, 150081, Genomics Research Center (State-Province Key Laboratories of Biomedicine-Pharmaceutics of China), College of Pharmacy, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, 150081



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