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Resveratrol is a plant polyphenol found in grapes and red wine. It has been found to have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system. Resveratrol also inhibits the growth of various tumor cell lines in vitro and inhibits carcinogenesis in vivo. In this study we examined the effect of resveratrol on growth of two human melanoma cell lines. We found that(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure remains a significant problem. Tissue-engineered cardiac patches offer potential to treat severe heart failure. We studied an extracellular matrix scaffold for repairing the infarcted left ventricle. METHODS AND RESULTS Pigs (n=42) underwent left ventricular (LV) infarction. At 6 to 8 weeks, either 4-layer multilaminate urinary(More)
Previous research has shown synergistic growth inhibition between UCN-01 and camptothecin (CPT) in tumor cells with mutant p53 versus tumor cells with wild-type p53. To determine the possible role of p53 in this drug combination, we tested the hypothesis that the synergistic growth inhibition is due to the absence of p53, and can result from the induction(More)
We previously reported (Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 45: 252-258, 2000) that UCN-01 (7-hydroxystaurosporine), a protein kinase inhibitor, which is under clinical trials as an anti-cancer agent in the USA and Japan, enhanced camptothecin-induced cytotoxicity in breast cancer cells that lack p53 function. This enhancement was mediated by the abrogation of G2(More)
UCN-01 is a hydroxylated derivative of staurosporine and a potent protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitor. Interest in the potential usefulness of this compound as an anticancer drug stems mainly from its unique anti-signaling, growth-arresting properties on tumor cells. This include activation of CDC2 kinase (CDK1) which interacts with either cyclin A or cyclin(More)
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