Alcohol, stem cells and cancer

Shoujun Gu, Bao Ngoc Nguyen, Shuyun Rao, Shulin Li, Kirti Shetty, Asif Rashid, Vivek Shukla, Chu Xia Deng, Lopa Mishra, Bibhuti Mishra

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Dosage, gender, and genetic susceptibility to the effects of alcohol remained only partially elucidated. In this review, we summarize the current knowledge of the mechanisms underlying the role of alcohol in liver and gastrointestinal cancers. In addition, two recent pathways- DNA repair and TGF-β signaling which provide new insights into alcohol in the regulation of cancers and stem cells are also discussed here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)695-700
Number of pages6
JournalGenes and Cancer
Issue number9-10
StatePublished - Sep 2017


  • Alcohol
  • Cancer
  • DNA repair
  • Stem cells
  • TGF-β

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Cancer Research


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