CT120: A New Potential Target for c-Myc in Head and Neck Cancers

Baltaci E., Seyhan B., Baykara O. , Buyru N.

JOURNAL OF CANCER, cilt.8, sa.5, ss.880-886, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.7150/jca.18207
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.880-886


Background: CT120 is a universally expressed protein with seven transmembrane domains. It functions in cell proliferation, survival and apoptosis by activating Raf/MEK/ERK and PI3K/Akt signaling pathways. Evidence suggests that CT120 plays important roles in lung carcinogenesis and oncogenic pathway activation. c-Myc is an important transcription factor modulating cell progression, apoptosis and cellular transformation. Previous studies have shown that MYC gene is amplified in many types of cancer including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Myc can regulate expression of many genes by binding to E-boxes. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between c-Myc protein and CT120 gene.