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Potential ability of phytochemical in inhibition of invadopodia formation and HIF-1α in cancer metastasis


Hamad, Hamad Ali and Gopalsamy, Banulata and Cheah, Yoke Kqueen and Md Hashim, Nur Fariesha (2019) Potential ability of phytochemical in inhibition of invadopodia formation and HIF-1α in cancer metastasis. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 15 (SP2). pp. 71-80. ISSN 1675-8544; ESSN: 2636-9346


Cancer metastasis is a multistep process, which results in cancer cells disseminating to other organs. The crucial metastasis step involves cancer invasion which occurs via actin-protrusion by invasive malignant cells, termed as invadopodia. In solid tumours, invadopodia formation increases as a result of hypoxia which is found to be resistant against chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Phytochemicals have been potentially identified as a prime source of effective conventional drugs for metastasis treatments, which target cancer cell invasion, particularly molecular components of the invadopodia formation. The Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1α (HIF-1α) is an essential target in terms of treatment for hypoxic tumour, as well as helping to identify the mode of action for the drugs, particularly phytochemical compounds. The aim of this review is to highlight the current development with regards to the ability of phytochemicals in targeting cancer metastasis, as well as phytochemical compounds which are able to inhibit HIF-1α and invadopodia formation. The use of phytochemicals for targeting hypoxic cancer cells may open new prospects for reducing cancer metastasis.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Notes: Special issues: Advancement in Biomedical Sciences
Keywords: Invadopodia; Hypoxia; Metastasis; Phytochemicals; HIF-1α
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2019 00:39
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2019 00:39
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/70050
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