Special Issue "Oxidative Stress in Tumor Genesis, Progression and Therapy"
A special issue of Antioxidants (ISSN 2076-3921). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Outcomes of Antioxidants and Oxidative Stress".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 9583
Interests: oxidative stress; oncogenesis; chemotherapeutics, targeted therapies; NRF2; redox signaling; xenobiotics; tumor inflammation; obesity-related cancer
Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) are involved in multiple aspects of cancer, including oncogenesis, progression and therapy response. While unbalanced ROS/RNS production and detoxification favor mutagenesis and tumor promotion, oxidative stress induced by xenobiotics, such as cytotoxic chemotherapeutics and novel anticancer agents, promotes cell death in various cancers. On the other hand, natural and synthetic antioxidants exert chemoprotective effects against several mutagens, while they may also stimulate growth and metastasis of previously formed tumors. Thus, it is becoming clear that a fine-tuned control of ROS/RNS production and detoxification is essential for both chemoprevention and cancer cells survival, and the disruption of redox pathways in normal and cancerous cells may dictate both oncogenesis and cancer cells death. Taking this into account, the pharmacological modulation of redox pathways, including thioredoxin/thioredoxin reductase-1, peroxiredoxins, and glutathione synthesis/recycling metabolism, as well as interference with the master regulator of antioxidant response, the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (NRF2), have been emerging as therapeutic opportunities to sensitize cancers to classical drugs and novel compounds in preclinical development. Understanding cancer cells response to redox active compounds (i.e., ROS inducers and antioxidants), and their effects upon malignance phenotypes (proliferation, invasion, migration, angiogenesis, metastasis and chemoresistance) may open up new avenues in cancer prevention and treatment. We invite authors to submit original research or review articles for this Special Issue, which will bring together current research on oxidative stress in cancer development and therapy.
The topics include but are not limited to:
- Novel anticancer or chemoprotective agents interfering with redox pathways;
- Effect of redox active compounds upon proliferation; invasion and metastasis;
- ROS/RNS and chemoresistance;
- Redox susceptibility of cancers;
- Antioxidants in cancer therapy;
- Antioxidants in prevention of anticancer drug side effects.
We look forward to your contributions.
Dr. Alfeu Zanotto-Filho
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- oxidative stress and cancer cells survival
- antioxidant pathways in cancer cells survival
- ROS/RNS in oncogenesis and tumor progression
- novel redox-active anticancer drugs
- redox susceptibility in cancer
- antioxidants and chemoprotection
- natural and synthetic antioxidants
- ROS/RNS-dependent apoptosis, necrosis and ferroptosis