Letter to the Editor
Austin Oncol. 2016; 1(2): 1008.
Important Roles of Angptl4 in Cancer
Department of Pediatrics, TTUHSC, Amarillo, USA
*Corresponding author: Vijay G Linga, Department of Pediatrics, TTUHSC, Amarillo, USA
Received: June 27, 2016; Accepted: June 28, 2016; Published: June 30, 2016
Latter to the Editor
The two studies with large population and robust clinical data identified many variants of ANGPTL4 and their association with lower risk of coronary artery disease [1,2]. ANGPTL4 protein has many functions like lipid and glucose metabolism, angiogenesis, tumorigenesis, kidney diseases, energy homeostasis, wound healing and cell differentiation . The N terminal end of the protein is coiled - coiled region involved in the lipid metabolism . The C terminal end of the protein fibrinogen-like domain involved in vascular permeability, and regulates ROS (reactive oxygen species) level to promote tumorigenesis . In both studies there are inactivating mutations at the fibrinogen-like domain of ANGPLT4, implying possible decreased risk for cancer. Even though the ANGPTL4 is not a initiator of cancer, it has very important role in tumor grade , cancer invasion , cancer metastasis , poor survival  and as diagnostic marker . In both large studies there is opportunity to better characterize the role of ANGPTL4 and its variants in cancer.
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