Caveolin-1 in Brain Tumors

  • Rebecca Senetta
  • Paola Cassoni
Part of the Current Cancer Research book series (CUCR)


Increasing evidences in the last years suggested a possible involvement of caveolin-1 (cav-1) in the biology of brain tumors. In vitro studies on glioma cell lines as well as immuno-phenotyping of primary human gliomas reported that cav-1 expression in brain tumors varies according to the histotype and grade, and could bear prognostic significance in specific tumor subsets. In addition, due to the described irradiation-dependent modulation of cav-1 expression in glioma cells and the presence of data highlighting heterogeneous trafficking dynamics involving the EGFR-cav-1 coupling in solid tumors, it can be envisaged that cav-1 could soon be taken into account in the perspective of novel therapeutic approaches for malignant brain tumors.


Brain Tumor High Grade Glioma Glial Tumor Oligodendroglial Tumor Human Glioblastoma Cell Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human OncologyUniversity of TurinTurinItaly

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