FOXO1: a pivotal pioneer factor in oral squamous cell carcinoma

American Journal of Cancer Research   30 October 2021| 11(10):4700-4710. 

Viji Remadevi, Parvathy Muraleedharan, Sreeharshan Sreeja


The transcription factor FOXO1 regulates cell cycle progression, apoptosis and oxidative stress. Interestingly, numerous studies have implicated their positive role in tumor suppression, angiogenesis and metastasis in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Distinct post-transcriptional and post-translational modifications actuate the physiological role of FOXO1 in OSCC. Here, we evaluate the role of FOXO1 proteins in OSCC, their fundamental structure and the major players involved in FOXO1 regulation and how they are Pharmacologically modulated in OSCC. Finally, their role in regulating epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), autophagy, stress tolerance and stemness, which would significantly aid in novel potential oversight for future research and thus developing strategies to prevent or reverse OSCC.


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