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map05212                    Pathway                                

Name
Pancreatic cancer
Description
Infiltrating ductal adenocarcinoma is the most common malignancy of the pancreas. When most investigators use the term 'pancreatic cancer' they are referring to pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA). Normal duct epithelium progresses to infiltrating cancer through a series of histologically defined precursors (PanINs). The overexpression of HER-2/neu and activating point mutations in the K-ras gene occur early, inactivation of the p16 gene at an intermediate stage, and the inactivation of p53, SMAD4, and BRCA2 occur relatively late. Activated K-ras engages multiple effector pathways.  Although EGF receptors are conventionally regarded as upstream activators of RAS proteins, they can also act as RAS signal transducers via RAS-induced autocrine activation of the EGFR family ligands. Moreover, PDA shows extensive genomic instability and aneuploidy. Telomere attrition and mutations in p53 and BRCA2 are likely to contribute to these phenotypes. Inactivation of the SMAD4 tumour suppressor gene leads to loss of the inhibitory influence of the transforming growth factor-beta signalling pathway.
Class
Human Diseases; Cancers
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Disease
H00019  
Pancreatic cancer
Reference
  Authors
Von Hoff D, Evans D, Hruban R (ed).
  Title
Pancreatic cancer
  Journal
Jones and Bartlett publishers (2005)
Reference
(Japanese)
  Authors
Niitsu Y, Yokota J (ed).
  Title
[Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressor Genes for Medical Oncologist] (In Japanese)
  Journal
Nankodo (1999)
Reference
  Authors
Bardeesy N, DePinho RA.
  Title
Pancreatic cancer biology and genetics.
  Journal
Nat Rev Cancer 2:897-909 (2002)
DOI:10.1038/nrc949
Reference
  Authors
Bardeesy N, Sharpless NE, DePinho RA, Merlino G.
  Title
The genetics of pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a roadmap for a mouse model.
  Journal
Semin Cancer Biol 11:201-18 (2001)
DOI:10.1006/scbi.2000.0371
Reference
  Authors
Cowgill SM, Muscarella P.
  Title
The genetics of pancreatic cancer.
  Journal
Am J Surg 186:279-86 (2003)
DOI:10.1016/S0002-9610(03)00226-5
Reference
  Authors
Hezel AF, Kimmelman AC, Stanger BZ, Bardeesy N, Depinho RA.
  Title
Genetics and biology of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
  Journal
Genes Dev 20:1218-49 (2006)
DOI:10.1101/gad.1415606
Reference
  Authors
Shields JM, Pruitt K, McFall A, Shaub A, Der CJ.
  Title
Understanding Ras: 'it ain't over 'til it's over'.
  Journal
Trends Cell Biol 10:147-54 (2000)
DOI:10.1016/S0962-8924(00)01740-2
Reference
  Authors
Holbro T, Civenni G, Hynes NE.
  Title
The ErbB receptors and their role in cancer progression.
  Journal
Exp Cell Res 284:99-110 (2003)
DOI:10.1016/S0014-4827(02)00099-X
Reference
  Authors
Marmor MD, Skaria KB, Yarden Y.
  Title
Signal transduction and oncogenesis by ErbB/HER receptors.
  Journal
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 58:903-13 (2004)
DOI:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2003.06.002
Reference
  Authors
DeArmond D, Brattain MG, Jessup JM, Kreisberg J, Malik S, Zhao S, Freeman JW.
  Title
Autocrine-mediated ErbB-2 kinase activation of STAT3 is required for growth factor independence of pancreatic cancer cell lines.
  Journal
Oncogene 22:7781-95 (2003)
DOI:10.1038/sj.onc.1206966
Reference
  Authors
Wei D, Le X, Zheng L, Wang L, Frey JA, Gao AC, Peng Z, Huang S, Xiong HQ, Abbruzzese JL, Xie K.
  Title
Stat3 activation regulates the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor and human pancreatic cancer angiogenesis and metastasis.
  Journal
Oncogene 22:319-29 (2003)
DOI:10.1038/sj.onc.1206122
Reference
  Authors
Toyonaga T, Nakano K, Nagano M, Zhao G, Yamaguchi K, Kuroki S, Eguchi T, Chijiiwa K, Tsuneyoshi M, Tanaka M.
  Title
Blockade of constitutively activated Janus kinase/signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 pathway inhibits growth of human pancreatic cancer.
  Journal
Cancer Lett 201:107-16 (2003)
DOI:10.1016/S0304-3835(03)00482-8
Reference
  Authors
Schmid RM.
  Title
Genetic basis of pancreatic cancer.
  Journal
Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 16:421-33 (2002)
DOI:10.1053/bega.2002.0316
Reference
  Authors
Elliott RL, Blobe GC.
  Title
Role of transforming growth factor Beta in human cancer.
  Journal
J Clin Oncol 23:2078-93 (2005)
DOI:10.1200/JCO.2005.02.047
Reference
  Authors
Rudkin TM, Foulkes WD.
  Title
BRCA2: breaks, mistakes and failed separations.
  Journal
Trends Mol Med 11:145-8 (2005)
DOI:10.1016/j.molmed.2005.02.003
Reference
  Authors
Venkitaraman AR.
  Title
Functions of BRCA1 and BRCA2 in the biological response to DNA damage.
  Journal
J Cell Sci 114:3591-8 (2001)
Reference
  Authors
Chang Z, Li Z, Wang X, Kang Y, Yuan Y, Niu J, Wang H, Chatterjee D, Fleming JB, Li M, Abbruzzese JL, Chiao PJ
  Title
Deciphering the mechanisms of tumorigenesis in human pancreatic ductal epithelial cells.
  Journal
Clin Cancer Res 19:549-59 (2013)
DOI:10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-12-0032
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