标题：New insight into hedgehog signaling in hematological malignancies
作者：Geng, Lingyun;Wang, Xin
作者机构：[Geng, L] Department of Hematology, Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, No. 324, Jingwu Road, Jinan, Shandong, 250021, Chi 更多
通讯作者地址：[Wang, X]Shandong Univ, Shandong Prov Hosp, Hematol, 324 Jingwu Rd, Jinan 250021, Shandong, Peoples R China.
来源：Leukemia and lymphoma
关键词：Hedgehog signaling pathway;hematological malignancy;targeted therapy;smoothened inhibitor
摘要：The hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway is well established as being evolutionarily conserved across vertebrates, and is involved in organogenesis, hematopoiesis, embryogenesis and homeostasis of adult tissues. At a microscopic level, the Hh signaling pathway controls the proliferation, apoptosis, cell-cycle and differentiation programs of stem and progenitor cells. Increasing evidence suggests that aberrant activation of the Hh signaling pathway is related to neoplasm, including solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. Currently the Hh signaling pathway has become one of the most studied potential therapeutic targets in hematological malignancies. In this review, we focus on findings related to Hh signaling in the initiation, maintenance, progression and chemoresistance of hematological malignancies, looking forward to better targeted treatment strategies.