The protooncogene c-myc is a major factor in tumourigenesis. Whereas c-myc overexpression is considered to be a general feature of many tumours, we have recently demonstrated c-myc underexpression in adrenocortical cancer by a meta-analysis. We hypothesise that c-myc underexpression might be a central event in adrenortical tumourigenesis based on network topology modelling and previous experimental observations. In this brief hypothesis, we present our arguments and their possible relevance.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Biochemistry, medical