: Telomeres are crucial structures that preserve genome stability. Their progressive erosion over numerous DNA duplications determines the senescence of cells and organisms. As telomere length homeostasis is critical for cancer development, nowadays, telomere maintenance mechanisms are established targets in cancer treatment. Besides telomere elongation, telomere dysfunction impinges on intracellular signaling pathways, in particular DNA damage signaling and repair, affecting cancer cell survival and proliferation. This review summarizes and discusses recent findings in anticancer drug development targeting different "telosome" components.

Telomere targeting approaches in cancer: beyond length maintenance / Vertecchi, Eleonora; Rizzo, Angela; Salvati, Erica. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES. - ISSN 1422-0067. - 23:7(2022), pp. 1-18. [10.3390/ijms23073784]

Telomere targeting approaches in cancer: beyond length maintenance

Eleonora Vertecchi;Angela Rizzo;
2022

Abstract

: Telomeres are crucial structures that preserve genome stability. Their progressive erosion over numerous DNA duplications determines the senescence of cells and organisms. As telomere length homeostasis is critical for cancer development, nowadays, telomere maintenance mechanisms are established targets in cancer treatment. Besides telomere elongation, telomere dysfunction impinges on intracellular signaling pathways, in particular DNA damage signaling and repair, affecting cancer cell survival and proliferation. This review summarizes and discusses recent findings in anticancer drug development targeting different "telosome" components.
2022
G-quadruplex ligands; cancer; shelterins; telomeres
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Telomere targeting approaches in cancer: beyond length maintenance / Vertecchi, Eleonora; Rizzo, Angela; Salvati, Erica. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES. - ISSN 1422-0067. - 23:7(2022), pp. 1-18. [10.3390/ijms23073784]
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