Pathology & Oncology Research

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 149–154 | Cite as

Calreticulin and Cancer

  • Mohammadreza Zamanian
  • Abhi Veerakumarasivam
  • Syahril Abdullah
  • Rozita Rosli


Calreticulin (CRT) as a multi-functional endoplasmic reticulum protein is involved in a spectrum of cellular processes which ranges from calcium homeostasis and chaperoning to cell adhesion and finally malignant formation and progression. Previous studies have shown a contributing role for CRT in a range of different cancers. This present review will focus on the possible roles of CRT in the progression of malignant proliferation and the mechanisms involved in its contribution to cancer invasion.


Calreticulin Endoplasmic reticulum Cancer Malignant progression Invasion Metastasis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammadreza Zamanian
    • 1
    • 3
  • Abhi Veerakumarasivam
    • 1
    • 4
  • Syahril Abdullah
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rozita Rosli
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Genetic Medicine Research Center, Faculty of Medicine and Health SciencesUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia
  2. 2.UPM-MAKNA Cancer Research Laboratory, Institute of BioscienceUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia
  3. 3.Medical Genetics Group, Genetics Department, Reproductive Biomedicine CenterRoyan Institute for Reproductive Biomedicine, ACECRTehranIran
  4. 4.Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine, Perdana UniversitySerdangMalaysia

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