Inês Margarida Gomes

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The human 6-transmembrane epithelial antigen of prostate (STEAP) family comprises STEAP1, STEAP2, STEAP3, and STEAP4. All of these proteins are unique to mammals and share an innate activity as metalloreductases, indicating their importance in metal metabolism. Overall, they participate in a wide range of biologic processes, such as molecular trafficking in(More)
BACKGROUND STEAP1 is over-expressed in several types of tumors, especially prostate cancer, where it is localized in the plasma membrane of epithelial cells, at cell-cell junctions. Its role in prostate carcinogenesis and its regulation in prostate cells remain unknown. Therefore, we propose to study the effect of sex hormones in the regulation of STEAP1(More)
BACKGROUND Regucalcin (RGN) is a calcium (Ca(2+) )-binding protein underexpressed in prostate adenocarcinoma comparatively to non-neoplastic prostate or benign prostate hyperplasia cases. Moreover, RGN expression is negatively associated with the cellular differentiation of prostate adenocarcinoma, suggesting that loss of RGN may be associated with tumor(More)
BACKGROUND Six transmembrane epithelial antigen of the prostate 1 (STEAP1) is a transmembrane protein of epithelial cells, mostly located at cell-cell junctions, and is overexpressed in several types of tumors, particularly prostate cancer. Several studies have pointed STEAP1 as a biomarker, but the clinical significance of its overexpression is not fully(More)
STEAP1 gene is overexpressed in several kinds of tumors, particularly in prostate cancer. Besides STEAP1, there is another related gene, STEAP1B, which may encode two different transcripts. Although several studies have been pointing STEAP1 as a putative immunotherapeutic target and biomarker, the mechanisms underlying its regulation are not fully(More)
Androgens have been associated with the development of normal breast, and their role in mammary gland carcinogenesis has also been described. Several studies reported that androgens inhibit breast cancer cell growth, whereas others linked their action with the modulation of calcium (Ca(2+)) pumps, Ca(2+) channels and Ca(2+)-binding proteins. Also, it is(More)
Six transmembrane epithelial antigen of the prostate 1 (STEAP1) was identified a gene overexpressed in human prostate cancer. It is localized in cell junctions of epithe-lial cells, and its structure with six transmembrane domains suggests that it may act as a membrane channel or transporter protein in tight junctions [1]. Although STEAP1 expression seems(More)
The development of prostate cancer (PCa) is intimately associated with the hormonal environment, and the sex steroids estrogens have been implicated in prostate malignancy. However, if some studies identified estrogens as causative agents of PCa, others indicated that these steroids have a protective role counteracting prostate overgrowth. The tyrosine(More)
Cancer is a global health issue that impairs the life quality of patients and origins thousands of deaths annually worldwide. Six-transmembrane epithelial antigen of the prostate (STEAP1) was identified to be overexpressed in several types of cancers, namely in prostate cancer (PCa). Considering its secondary structure, associated with its location in the(More)
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