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Sirtuin-4 (SIRT4), a therapeutic target with oncogenic and tumor-suppressive activity in cancer

Authors Huang G, Zhu G

Received 21 November 2017

Accepted for publication 13 April 2018

Published 11 June 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 3395—3400


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Faris Farassati

Guoyu Huang, Guanbao Zhu

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, People’s Republic of China

Abstract: Several members of the sirtuin (SIRT) family, a highly conserved family of NAD+-dependent enzymes, have been shown to play a critical role in both promoting and/or suppressing tumorigenesis. In this study, recent progress in the field concerning SIRT4 and cancer was reviewed, and the relationship between SIRT4 and tumors was investigated. Subsequently, we evaluated the role of SIRT4 with oncogenic or tumor-suppressive activity in cancer, which may provide insight in identifying the underlying mechanism of action of SIRT4 in cancer. Finally, we explored the potential of SIRT4 as a therapeutic target in cancer therapy.

Keywords: cancer, genetic instability, metabolism, sirtuin, SIRT4

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