Association of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases with cancer

Doyeun Kim, Nam Hoon Kwon, Sunghoon Kim

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Although aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (ARSs) and ARS-interacting multi-functional proteins (AIMPs) have long been recognized as housekeeping proteins, evidence indicating that they play a key role in regulating cancer is now accumulating. In this chapter we will review the conventional and non-conventional functions of ARSs and AIMPs with respect to carcinogenesis. First, we will address how ARSs and AIMPs are altered in terms of expression, mutation, splicing, and post-translational modifications. Second, the molecular mechanisms for ARSs’ and AIMPs’ involvement in the initiation, maintenance, and progress of carcinogenesis will be covered. Finally, we will introduce the development of therapeutic approaches that target ARSs and AIMPs with the goal of treating cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-246
Number of pages40
JournalTopics in current chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 2

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013.

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  • Chemistry(all)


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