Introduction: An important limiting factor influencing treatment efficacy of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) with somatostatin analogs (SSA) is the availability of somatostatin receptors (SSTR) on NETs. While downregulation or altered pattern of SSTR expression are important considerations, receptor internalization/desensitization by β-arrestins may be a crucial contributing factor. Interestingly, our previous study showed a preferential higher expression of β-arrestin 1 (ARRB1), in gastroenteropancreatic NETS (GEP-NETs) compared to pituitary adenomas.
Conference: 17th Annual ENETS Conference 2020 (2020)
Category: Basic Science - Signaling pathways, receptors, biomarkers
Presenting Author: Dr Anand Iyer