Functional screening to identify senescence regulators in cancer

Amaia Lujambio, Ana Banito

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Cellular senescence is implicated in numerous biological processes, and can play pleiotropic, sometimes opposing, roles in cancer. Several triggers, cell types, contexts, and senescence-associated phenotypes introduce a multitude of possibilities when studying this process and its biological consequences. Recent studies continue to characterize cellular senescence at different levels, using a combination of functional screens, in silico analysis, omics characterizations and more targeted studies. However, a comprehensive analysis of its context-dependent effects and multiple phenotypes is required. Application of state-of-the-art and emerging technologies will increase our understanding of this complex process and better guide future strategies to harness senescence to our advantage, or to target it when detrimental.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-24
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Genetics and Development
StatePublished - Feb 2019


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