Author(s): Copp JP, Desprez PY, Krtolica A, Campisi J
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Abstract Cellular senescence is a tumor-suppressive mechanism that permanently arrests cells at risk for malignant transformation. However, accumulating evidence shows that senescent cells can have deleterious effects on the tissue microenvironment. The most significant of these effects is the acquisition of a senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) that turns senescent fibroblasts into proinflammatory cells that have the ability to promote tumor progression.
This article was published in Annu Rev Pathol
and referenced in Atherosclerosis: Open Access