Author(s): Johnson M, Toms S
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Abstract The roles of growth factor receptors and numerous downstream growth regulatory pathways are of increasing interest in neuro-oncology. These pathways have been extensively studied in gliomas but only recently analyzed in meningiomas. This article reviews current research on the growth factor receptor-Ras-Raf-1-MEK-1-MAPK, PI3K-Akt/PKB, PLC-gamma1-PKC, phospholipase A2-cyclooxygenase, and TGF-beta receptor-Smad pathways that appear to regulate meningioma growth and inhibit apoptosis. Sites along these receptor/kinase cascades that might be targeted by novel therapies are also discussed.
This article was published in J Neuropathol Exp Neurol
and referenced in Journal of Cytology & Histology