Publication date: Nov 07, 2019
In the recent past, the sirtuins have been under intense investigation for their roles in biology and disease, including cancer. The sirtuin SIRT6 is comparatively a lesser studied member of this family of seven proteins. Like certain other sirtuins, SIRT6 isemerging to have an oncogenic function as well as tumor suppressor roles in cancer. Limited studies have been conducted assessing the role and functional significance of SIRT6 in melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. In this review, we have attempted to critically dissect the potential role and significance of SIRT6 in skin carcinogenesis. With limited available information to date, SIRT6 appears to have a pro-proliferative function in non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs), including squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC). In addition, SIRT6 is also emerging to have an oncogenic function in melanoma. Moreover, we have provided information regarding the available SIRT6 inhibitors. Conclusively, it appears that additional comprehensive studies are needed to establish the role of SIRT6 in skin biology and skin diseases, including cancer. Further, concerted efforts are needed to characterize the stage-specific role of SIRT6 in skin cancers.
Garcia-Peterson, L.M., Guzm’an-P’erez, G., Krier, C.R., and Ahmad, N. The sirtuin 6: An overture in skin cancer. 24684. 2019 Exp Dermatol.
|Melanoma||Branches of biology|
|disease||MESH||squamous cell carcinoma|
|disease||DOID||squamous cell carcinoma|
|disease||MESH||basal cell carcinoma|
|disease||DOID||basal cell carcinoma|
|pathway||BSID||Basal cell carcinoma|