Neutrophil extracellular traps in colorectal cancer progression and metastasis

Umama Khan, Sabrina Chowdhury, Md Morsaline Billah, Kazi Mohammed Didarul Islam, Henrik Thorlacius, Milladur Rahman

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Neutrophils form sticky web-like structures known as neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) as part of innate immune response. NETs are decondensed extracellular chromatin filaments comprising nuclear and cytoplasmic proteins. NETs have been implicated in many gastrointestinal diseases including colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the regulatory mechanisms of NET formation and potential pharmacological inhibitors in the context of CRC have not been thoroughly discussed. In this review, we intend to highlight roles of NETs in CRC progression and metastasis as well as the potential of targeting NETs during colon cancer therapy.

TidskriftInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
StatusPublished - 2021 juli 2

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Funding Information:
Cancerfonden (19 0428 Pj). Acknowledgments: Graphical images were prepared using digital contents from SERVIER MEDICAL ART ( covered by CC BY license.

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© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Cancer och onkologi
  • Cell- och molekylärbiologi


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