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Potato (Solanum tuberosum) multicystatin (PMC) is a crystalline Cys protease inhibitor present in the subphellogen layer of potato tubers. It consists of eight tandem domains of similar size and sequence. Our in vitro results showed that the pH/PO(4)(-)-dependent oligomeric behavior of PMC was due to its multidomain nature and was not a characteristic of(More)
Protein kinase G (PKG) has been implicated in a variety of physiological functions including synaptic plasticity in the brain. This study investigated the involvement of dopamine D3 (D3) receptors in PKG-regulated dopamine release, long-term changes in gene expression and behavioral sensitization after repeated cocaine administration. Repeated systemic(More)
The p21-activated Ser/Thr kinase 1 (PAK1) kinase has an essential role in tumorigenesis and cell survival in many cancers, but its regulation is not fully understood. In this study, we showed that in response to irradiation of lung cancer cells, PAK1 was upregulated, tyrosine phosphorylated, and translocated to the nucleus. Tyrosine phosphorylation relied(More)
Radioresistance is a main impediment to effective radiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Despite several experimental and clinical studies of resistance to radiation, the precise mechanism of radioresistance in NSCLC cells and tissues still remains unclear. This result could be explained by limitation of previous researches such as a partial(More)
Deregulation of cell survival pathways and resistance to apoptosis are generally accepted as crucial aspects of tumorigenesis. As in many tumors, increasing occurrence of human skin cancer and other conflicting effects of solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation enhance the demand for novel chemoprevention agents. Myricetin, a naturally occurring phytochemical, is(More)
Inflammation plays a pivotal role in modulating the radiation responsiveness of tumors. We determined that an inflammation response prior to irradiation contributes to radiotherapy resistance in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells. In the clonogenic survival assay, activation of the inflammation response by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) decreased the degree(More)
Acquired resistance of tumor cells during treatment limits the clinical efficacy of radiotherapy. Recent studies to investigate acquired resistance under treatment have focused on intercellular communication because it promotes survival and aggressiveness of tumor cells, causing therapy failure and tumor relapse. Accordingly, a better understanding of the(More)
Increased survival of cancer cells mediated by high levels of ionizing radiation (IR) reduces the effectiveness of radiation therapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In the present study, danshensu which is a selected component of traditional oriental medicine (TOM) compound was found to reduce the radioresistance of NSCLC by inhibiting the nuclear(More)
Phosphorylation in the α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazole-4-propionic acid (AMPA) receptors plays a crucial role in the regulation of AMPA receptor plasticity associated with drugs of abuse. It is well known that phosphorylation of AMPA receptor GluR1 subunit at serine 845 (S845) is regulated by protein kinase A downstream to dopamine D1 receptors in the(More)
Potato (Solanum tuberosum) multicystatin (PMC) is a crystalline Cys protease inhibitor present in the subphellogen layer of potato tubers. It consists of eight tandem domains of similar size and sequence. Our in vitro results showed that the pH/ PO 4 2-dependent oligomeric behavior of PMC was due to its multidomain nature and was not a characteristic of the(More)