alexa Melanocyte receptors: clinical implications and therapeutic relevance.
Oncology

Oncology

Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy

Author(s): Carlson JA, Linette GP, Aplin A, Ng B, Slominski A, Carlson JA, Linette GP, Aplin A, Ng B, Slominski A

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Abstract The activation or the inhibition of melanocyte-specific receptors offers novel means of augmenting normal melanocyte function, skin color, and photoprotection, or treating melanocytic disorders, namely at this time, metastatic melanoma. Melanocyte-specific receptors include melanocortin-1 (MCR1) and melatonin receptors. Other receptors that play an important role in melanoma progression are G-protein couple receptors such as Frizzled 5 and receptor tyrosine kinases such as c-Kit and hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) receptor. These receptors activate two crucial cell-signaling pathways, RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK and PI3K/AKT, integral to melanoma cell survival, and can serve as targets for therapy of disseminated melanoma. Activation of death receptors is another pathway that can be exploited with targeted therapeutics to control advanced melanoma. This article reviews the current understanding of melanocyte receptors, their agonists and inhibitors, and their potential to treat the melanocytic pathology.
This article was published in Dermatol Clin and referenced in Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy

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