Regulation of redox balance in cancer and T cells

Hyewon Kong, Navdeep S. Chandel*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Reactive oxygen species (ROS) mediate redox signaling necessary for numerous cellular functions. Yet, high levels of ROS in cells and tissues can cause damage and cell death. Therefore, regulation of redox homeostasis is essential for ROS-dependent signaling that does not incur cellular damage. Cells achieve this optimal balance by coordinating ROS production and elimination. In this Minireview, we discuss the mechanisms by which proliferating cancer and T cells maintain a carefully controlled redox balance. Greater insight into such redox biology may enable precisely targeted manipulation of ROS for effective medical therapies against cancer or immunological disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7499-7507
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 18 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology


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