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Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1568-0266
ISSN (Online): 1873-4294

Review Article

Aurora Kinase Inhibitors in Head and Neck Cancer

Author(s): Guangying Qi, Jing Liu, Sisi Mi, Takaaki Tsunematsu, Shengjian Jin, Wenhua Shao, Tian Liu, Naozumi Ishimaru, Bo Tang* and Yasusei Kudo*

Volume 18, Issue 3, 2018

Page: [199 - 213] Pages: 15

DOI: 10.2174/1568026618666180112163741

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Aurora kinases are a group of serine/threonine kinases responsible for the regulation of mitosis. In recent years, with the increase in Aurora kinase-related research, the important role of Aurora kinases in tumorigenesis has been gradually recognized. Aurora kinases have been regarded as a new target for cancer therapy, resulting in the development of Aurora kinase inhibitors. The study and application of these small-molecule inhibitors, especially in combination with chemotherapy drugs, represent a new direction in cancer treatment. This paper reviews studies on Aurora kinases from recent years, including studies of their biological function, their relationship with tumor progression, and their inhibitors.

Keywords: Aurora kinases, Mitosis, Head and neck cancer, Aurora kinase inhibitor, Tumor, Biological function.

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