The importance of 15-lipoxygenase inhibitors in cancer treatment.

The importance of 15-lipoxygenase inhibitors in cancer treatment.

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The importance of 15-lipoxygenase inhibitors in cancer treatment.

Cancer Metastasis Rev. 2018 Jun 07;:

Authors: Orafaie A, Matin MM, Sadeghian H

Abstract
Cancer-targeted therapy is an expanding and successful approach in treatment of many types of cancers. One of the main categories of targeted therapy is use of small molecule inhibitors. 15-Lipoxygenase (15-LOX) is an enzyme which reacts with polyunsaturated fatty acids and produces metabolites that are implicated in many important human diseases, such as cancer. Considering the role of 15-LOX (mainly 15-LOX-1) in the progression of some cancers, the discovery of 15-LOX inhibitors could potentially lead to development of novel cancer therapeutics and it can be claimed that 15-LOX inhibitors might be suitable as chemotherapy agents in the near future. This article reviews relevant publications on 15-LOX inhibitors with focus on their anticancer activities in vitro and in vivo. Many 15-LOX inhibitors have been reported for which separate studies have shown their anticancer activities. This review paves the way to further explore the mechanism of their antiproliferative effects via 15-LOX inhibition.

PMID: 29882120 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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