Overview of Transcription Factors in Esophagus Cancer

  • Pallaval Veera BramhachariEmail author
  • A. M. V. N. Prathyusha
  • D. Rama Sekhara Reddy


Esophageal cancer is one of the most malignant cancer types which rapidly invade into the neighbouring tissues, metastasize to adjacent lymph nodes, reside at distant organs, and develop secondary tumors. Transcription factors (TFs) are frequently deregulated in the pathogenesis of esophagus cancer and are a key class of cancer cell dependencies. Deregulated activation and inactivation of transcription factors in addition to mutations and translocations play central role in tumorigenesis. In normal physiological conditions, TFs are regulated in highly specific manner by upstream transcriptional regulators. However, in cancer, aberrant activation of transcriptional factors guide deregulated expression of numerous genes is coupled with tumor development and progression. This review will summarize about the transcriptional factors involved in poor prognosis of esophagus cancer and the chemotherapeutic drugs targeting transcriptional factors.


Esophagus cancer STAT3 NF-κB HIF-1α Sp1 E2F1 KLF4 YY1 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pallaval Veera Bramhachari
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. M. V. N. Prathyusha
    • 1
  • D. Rama Sekhara Reddy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyKrishna UniversityMachilipatnamIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryKrishna UniversityMachilipatnamIndia

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