Selenium and Selenoproteins in Cancer - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128120163

Selenium and Selenoproteins in Cancer, Volume 136

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Kenneth Tew
Editors: Francesco Galli
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128120163
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th October 2017
Page Count: 316
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Table of Contents

1. The epidemiology of selenium and human cancer
2. Selenium, epigenetics and cancer
3. Selenium status and cancer risk
4. Nutritional aspects of selenium and breast cancer risk: focus on cellular and molecular mechanisms
5. Selenoproteins in tumorigenesis and cancer progression
6. Selenoproteins and metastasis
7. The tumor microenvironment and inflammatory factors
8. Selenium-dependent glutathione peroxidases during tumor development
9. Targeting the selenoprotein thioredoxin reductase for anticancer therapy
10. Selenium and cancer stem cells
11. Se-organic anticancer agents


Description

Selenium and Selenoproteins in Cancer, Volume 136, the latest release in the Advances in Cancer Research series, provides invaluable information on the fast-moving field of cancer research. This updated volume includes chapters on The epidemiology of selenium and human cancer, Selenium, epigenetics and cancer, Selenium status and cancer risk, Nutritional aspects of selenium and breast cancer risk: focus on cellular and molecular mechanisms, Selenoproteins in tumorigenesis and cancer progression, Selenoproteins and metastasis, The tumor microenvironment and inflammatory factors, and Selenium-dependent glutathione peroxidases during tumor development.

This new release in the series presents original reviews on research regarding the prevention and treatment of cancer with selenium.

Key Features

  • Provides information on cancer research and prevention
  • Offers outstanding and original reviews on a range of cancer research topics, with this volume focusing on the role of selenium and selenoproteins in cancer prevention
  • Serves as an indispensable reference for researchers and students alike

Readership

Researchers and students in the basic and clinical sciences of cancer biology and oncology, plus related areas in genetics, immunology, pharmacology, cell biology, and molecular biology


Details

No. of pages:
316
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2017
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Hardcover ISBN:
9780128120163

About the Serial Volume Editors

Kenneth Tew Serial Volume Editor

Professor & Chairman, Dept of Cell & Molecular Pharmacology John C. West Chair of Cancer Research, Medical University of South Carolina, USA

The Tew laboratory maintains an interest in using redox pathways as a platform to develop therapeutic strategies through drug discovery/development and biomarker identification. We interrogate how reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) impact cancer cells and develop novel drugs that impact on glutathione based pathways. Our research efforts have been integral to studies that have identified glutathione S-transferases (GST) as important in drug resistance, catalytic detoxification and as arbiters of kinase-mediated cell signaling events. In addition, we have been instrumental in defining how GSTP contributes to the process by which cells respond to ROS by selective addition of glutathione to specific protein clusters, so called S-glutathionylation. Each of these research areas has had broad impact on a number of cancer disciplines. Moreover, we have also been seminally involved in the Phase I to III clinical testing of three oncology drugs, Telcyta, Telintra and NOV-002. Other ongoing translational efforts have produced two ongoing clinical trials to measure the effectiveness of serum S-glutathionylated serine proteinase inhibitors as possible biomarkers for exposure to hydrogen peroxide mouthwashes and radiation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology, Medical University of South Carolina, USA

About the Editors

Francesco Galli Editor

As the group leader and head of the research unit in the Department of Internal Medicine since 2013 and currently Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Perugia, Francesco Galli's research is focussed on biochemistry, cellular biology and signaling, pharmacology/toxicology, and nutrition.

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Biochemistry and Human Nutrition, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Perugia