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BACKGROUND LCL161, a novel Smac mimetic, is known to have anti-tumor activity and improve chemosensitivity in various cancers. However, the function and mechanisms of the combination of LCL161 and paclitaxel in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remain unknown. METHODS Cellular inhibitor of apoptotic protein 1 and 2 (cIAP1&2) expression in NSCLC tissues(More)
X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) and second mitochondrial-derived activator of caspase (Smac) are two important prognostic biomarkers for cancer. They are negatively correlated in many types of cancer. However, their relationship is still unknown in lung cancer. In the present study, we found that there was a negative correlation between Smac(More)
Fibronectin is involved in orchestrating many diverse cellular behaviors, including adhesion, invasion, differentiation, and proliferation and recently has also been shown to participate in the development of chemoresistance. In this study, we found that fibronectin expression was inversely correlated with clinical responses to docetaxel treatment in(More)
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