Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 199–200

CCN6 (WISP3): a new anti-cancer therapy?

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DOI: 10.1007/s12079-010-0106-y

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Leask, A. J. Cell Commun. Signal. (2010) 4: 199. doi:10.1007/s12079-010-0106-y


The CCN family of matricellular proteins are dysregulated in cancers, and may strategies targeting them may represent novel approaches to treating these diseases. A recent study from Huang and colleagues (Cancer Res. 70: 3340-50, 2010) suggests that CCN6 (WISP3) is downregulated in aggressive breast cancers, and this phenomenon may result in the promotion of tumor survival. CCN6 may represent a novel therapeutic approach to breast cancer.


CancerCCN proteinsWISP3CCN6

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Dentistry and Physiology and PharmacologyUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada