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Ivermectin Induces Cytostatic Autophagy by Blocking the PAK1/Akt Axis in Breast Cancer

Overview of attention for article published in Cancer Research, June 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
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Title
Ivermectin Induces Cytostatic Autophagy by Blocking the PAK1/Akt Axis in Breast Cancer
Published in
Cancer Research, June 2016
DOI 10.1158/0008-5472.can-15-2887
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Authors

Qianhui Dou, Hai-Ning Chen, Kui Wang, Kefei Yuan, Yunlong Lei, Kai Li, Jiang Lan, Yan Chen, Zhao Huang, Na Xie, Lu Zhang, Rong Xiang, Edouard C. Nice, Yuquan Wei, Canhua Huang

Abstract

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide yet successful treatment remains a clinical challenge. Ivermectin, a broad-spectrum antiparasitic drug, has recently been characterized as a potential anticancer agent due to observed anti-tumor effects. However, the molecular mechanisms involved remain poorly understood. Here, we report a role for ivermectin in breast cancer suppression by activating cytostatic autophagy both in vitro and in vivo. Mechanistically, ivermectin-induced autophagy in breast cancer cells is associated with decreased P21-activated kinase 1 (PAK1) expression via the ubiquitination-mediated degradation pathway. The inhibition of PAK1 decreases the phosphorylation level of Akt, resulting in the blockade of the Akt/mTOR signaling pathway. In breast cancer xenografts, the ivermectin-induced cytostatic autophagy leads to suppression of tumor growth. Together, our results provide a molecular basis for the use of ivermectin to inhibit the proliferation of breast cancer cells, and indicate that ivermectin is a potential option for the treatment of breast cancer.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 68 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 15%
Student > Master 10 15%
Student > Postgraduate 8 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 12%
Researcher 7 10%
Other 16 24%
Unknown 9 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 13%
Chemistry 6 9%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 3%
Other 9 13%
Unknown 16 24%

Attention Score in Context

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#12,127
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#5
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Outputs of similar age from Cancer Research
#1
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