Heme oxygenase 1 facilitates cell proliferation via the B-Raf-ERK signaling pathway in melanoma.


Department of Dermatology, Chongqing First People's Hospital and Chongqing Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, No. 40 Daomenkou St., District Yuzhong, Chongqing, 400011, China. [Email]


Despite therapeutic advancements (e.g. B-RAF inhibitors) targeting cutaneous melanoma, many cellular processes, including inducible heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1), counteract treatments for malignancies. So there is an urgent need to find biological treatment targets, develop new therapeutic approaches and achieve longer responses. This study aimed to explore the relationship of HO-1 and B-Raf via mediating ERK1/2 signaling on cell cycle in melanoma.


B-RAF,Cell cycle,ERK1/2,HO-1,Melanoma,