Front Oncol 2021 25;11:673154. Epub 2021 May 25.
Oncology Department, Drug Discovery Division, Southern Research, Birmingham, AL, United States.
GLI1 is a transcriptional effector at the terminal end of the Hedgehog signaling (Hh) pathway and is tightly regulated during embryonic development and tissue patterning/differentiation. GLI1 has low-level expression in differentiated tissues, however, in certain cancers, aberrant activation of GLI1 has been linked to the promotion of numerous hallmarks of cancer, such as proliferation, survival, angiogenesis, metastasis, metabolic rewiring, and chemotherapeutic resistance. All of these are driven, in part, by GLI1's role in regulating cell cycle, DNA replication and DNA damage repair processes. Read More