Colorectal cancer is a major cause of cancer-related death in many countries. Colorectal carcinogenesis is a stepwise process which, from normal mucosa leads to malignancy. Many factors have been shown to influence this process, however, at present, several points remain obscure. In recent years some hypotheses have been considered on the mechanisms involved in cancer development, expecially in its early stages. Tissue injury resulting from infectious, mechanical, or chemical agents may elicit a chronic immune response resulting in cellular proliferation and regeneration. Chronic inflammation of the large bowel (as in inflammatory bowel diseases), has been associated with the subsequent development of colorectal cancer. In this review we examine the inflammatory pathways involved in the early steps of carcinogenesis, with particular emphasis on colorectal. Firstly, we describe cells and proteins recently suggested as central in the mechanism leading to tumor development. Macrophages and neutrophils are among the cells mostly involved in these processes and proteins, as cyclooxygenases and resolvins, are crucial in these inflammatory pathways. Indeed, the activation of these pathways establishes an oxidative and anaerobic microenvironment with DNA damage to epithelial cells, and shifting from an aerobic to an anaerobic metabolism. Many cellular mechanisms, such as proliferation, apoptosis, and autophagy are altered causing failure to control normal mucosa repair and renewal.
Inflammatory pathways in the early steps of colorectal cancer development / Mariani, Francesco; Sena, Paola; Roncucci, Luca. - In: WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY. - ISSN 1007-9327. - STAMPA. - 20(2014), pp. 9716-31-9731.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Titolo:||Inflammatory pathways in the early steps of colorectal cancer development|
|Autore/i:||Mariani, Francesco; Sena, Paola; Roncucci, Luca|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v20.i29.9716|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000340730300007|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-84905828174|
|Codice identificativo Pubmed:||25110410|
|Citazione:||Inflammatory pathways in the early steps of colorectal cancer development / Mariani, Francesco; Sena, Paola; Roncucci, Luca. - In: WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY. - ISSN 1007-9327. - STAMPA. - 20(2014), pp. 9716-31-9731.|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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