Significance of Caveolin-1 Regulators in Pancreatic Cancer

  • Chen, Tao (Department of Pancreas and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center) ;
  • Liu, Liang (Department of Pancreas and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center) ;
  • Xu, Hua-Xiang (Department of Pancreas and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center) ;
  • Wang, Wen-Quan (Department of Pancreas and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center) ;
  • Wu, Chun-Tao (Department of Pancreas and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center) ;
  • Yao, Wan-Tong (Department of Pancreas and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center) ;
  • Yu, Xian-Jun (Department of Pancreas and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center)
  • Published : 2013.08.30


Caveolin-1 is a scaffold protein on the cell membrane. As the main component of caveolae, caveolin-1 is involved in many biological processes that include substance uptake and transmembrane signaling. Many of these processes and thus caveolin-1 contribute to cell transformation, tumorigenesis, and metastasis. Of particular interest are the dual rolesof tumor suppressor and oncogene that caveolin-1 appear to play in different malignancies, including pancreatic cancer. Therefore, analyzing caveolin-1 regulators and understanding their mechanisms of actionis key to identifying novel diagnostic and therapeutic tools for pancreatic cancer. This review details the mechanisms of action of caveolin-1 regulators and the potential significance for pancreatic cancer treatment.


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