Akt: a key transducer in cancer

Pei Jane Tsai, Yi Hsin Lai, Rajesh Kumar Manne, Yau Sheng Tsai, Dos Sarbassov, Hui Kuan Lin

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

24 Citations (Scopus)


Growth factor signaling plays a pivotal role in diverse biological functions, such as cell growth, apoptosis, senescence, and migration and its deregulation has been linked to various human diseases. Akt kinase is a central player transmitting extracellular clues to various cellular compartments, in turn executing these biological processes. Since the discovery of Akt three decades ago, the tremendous progress towards identifying its upstream regulators and downstream effectors and its roles in cancer has been made, offering novel paradigms and therapeutic strategies for targeting human diseases and cancers with deregulated Akt activation. Unraveling the molecular mechanisms for Akt signaling networks paves the way for developing selective inhibitors targeting Akt and its signaling regulation for the management of human diseases including cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number76
JournalJournal of biomedical science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry, medical
  • Pharmacology (medical)


Dive into the research topics of 'Akt: a key transducer in cancer'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this