Review Article
Volume 9 Issue 2 - 2021
Elucidating the Functional Role of Collagen X in Order to Explore a Novel Potential Target in Various Cancer Types
Malaney R O’Connell*
Departments of Biology and Human Health Sciences, McMurry University, United States
*Corresponding Author: Malaney R O’Connell, Departments of Biology and Human Health Sciences, McMurry University, United States.
Received: December 18, 2020; Published: January 29, 2021


Short chain, network forming collagen X is a member of the collagen superfamily. The importance of collagen X in endochondral ossification has been well established. Recently multiple reports have suggested that collagen X may also be playing an important role in various cancers. The aim of this review is to present important findings regarding collagen X and cancer while highlighting areas in which further studies may provide important insight into the functional roles collagen X may be playing in both endochondral ossification and tumor progression.

Keywords : Collagen X; Endochondral Ossification; Tumorigenesis; Tumor Microenvironment; Invasion; Metastasis; Biomarker


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Citation: Malaney R O’Connell. “Elucidating the Functional Role of Collagen X in Order to Explore a Novel Potential Target in Various Cancer Types”. EC Pharmacology and Toxicology 9.2 (2021): 60-66.

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