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Targeting Gas6/TAM in cancer cells and tumor microenvironment

Overview of attention for article published in Molecular Cancer, January 2018
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Targeting Gas6/TAM in cancer cells and tumor microenvironment
Published in
Molecular Cancer, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12943-018-0769-1
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Guiling Wu, Zhiqiang Ma, Yicheng Cheng, Wei Hu, Chao Deng, Shuai Jiang, Tian Li, Fulin Chen, Yang


Growth arrest-specific 6, also known as Gas6, is a human gene encoding the Gas6 protein, which was originally found to be upregulated in growth-arrested fibroblasts. Gas6 is a member of the vitamin K-dependent family of proteins expressed in many human tissues and regulates several biological processes in cells, including proliferation, survival and migration, by binding to its receptors Tyro3, Axl and Mer (TAM). In recent years, the roles of Gas6/TAM signalling in cancer cells and the tumour microenvironment have been studied, and some progress has made in targeted therapy, providing new potential directions for future investigations of cancer treatment. In this review, we introduce the Gas6 and TAM receptors and describe their involvement in different cancers and discuss the roles of Gas6 in cancer cells, the tumour microenvironment and metastasis. Finally, we introduce recent studies on Gas6/TAM targeting in cancer therapy, which will assist in the experimental design of future analyses and increase the potential use of Gas6 as a therapeutic target for cancer.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 109 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 18 17%
Student > Master 17 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 14%
Researcher 11 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 4%
Other 13 12%
Unknown 31 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 30 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 12 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 4%
Other 7 6%
Unknown 33 30%

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