The critical function of cellular inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (cIAPs) in the protection of cancer cells from numerous apoptotic stimuli prompted the development of second mitochondria-derived activator of caspases (SMAC) mimetics. We recently addressed a novel survival pathway in which cIAP2 is induced by tumor necrosis factor-α and is stabilized by its specific deubiquitylase, USP11, rendering cells resistant to SMAC mimetics.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Medicine
- Cancer Research