Annexin A1: A Bane or a Boon in Cancer? A Systematic Review

Ganesan, Thanusha and Sinniah, Ajantha and Ibrahim, Zaridatul Aini and Chik, Zamri and Mahdi Alshawsh, Mohammed Abdullah (2020) Annexin A1: A Bane or a Boon in Cancer? A Systematic Review. Molecules, 25 (16). ISSN 14203049, DOI

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Annexin A1 has been extensively investigated as an anti-inflammatory protein, but its role in different types of cancer has not been consolidated in a single systematic review to date. Thus, the aim of this paper is to systematically review and critically analyse 18 studies (in-vivo and in-vitro) to consolidate, in a concerted manner, all the information on differential expression of Annexin A1 in different types of cancer and the role this protein plays in tumorigenesis. Pubmed, Scopus, Web of Science, and ScienceDirect were used for the literature search and the keywords used are ``annexin A1,'' ``lipocortin 1,'' ``cancer,'' ``malignancy,'' ``neoplasm,'' ``neoplasia,'' and ``tumor.'' A total of 1128 articles were retrieved by implementing a standard search strategy subjected to meticulous screening processes and 442 articles were selected for full article screening. A total of 18 articles that adhered to the inclusion criteria were included in the systematic review and these articles possessed low to moderate bias. These studies showed a strong correlation between Annexin A1 expression and cancer progression via modulation of various cancer-associated pathways. Differential expression of Annexin A1 is shown to play a role in cellular proliferation, metastasis, lymphatic invasion, and development of resistance to anti-cancer treatment. Meta-analysis in the future may provide a statistically driven association between Annexin A1 expression and malignancy progression.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Universiti Malaya (Grant No. BK-015)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Annexin A1; lipocortin 1; cancer; gene expression; systematic review
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2023 15:50
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2023 15:50

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