Cancer and Metastasis Reviews

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 395–403

Role of MAP kinase in tumor progression and invasion

Authors

    • Department of PathologyWayne State University School of Medicine
  • Sanaa M. Nabha
    • Department of PathologyWayne State University School of Medicine
  • Natasha Atanaskova
    • Department of PathologyWayne State University School of Medicine
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1023781114568

Cite this article as:
Reddy, K.B., Nabha, S.M. & Atanaskova, N. Cancer Metastasis Rev (2003) 22: 395. doi:10.1023/A:1023781114568

Abstract

Activation of the mitogen-activated protein kinase/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (MAPK/ERK) pathway is a frequent event in tumorigenesis. MAPKs have been implicated in cell migration, proteinase-induction, regulation of apoptosis, and angiogenesis, events that are essential for successful completion of metastasis. In this review, we discuss the potential role that MAPKs play in metastasis by regulating cell migration, proteinase-induction and apoptosis.

apoptosisinvasionMAPKmetastasismigrationproteinases

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