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The activation of T cells through the TCR results in the differential regulation of a set of adhesion molecules that dramatically alters lymphocyte migration and tissue localization properties in vivo. L-selectin, the lymph node homing receptor, is central to the control of lymphocyte recirculation. We examined the regulation of L-selectin as a function of(More)
A human lung-cancer PC-9 subline with acquired resistance to vincristine (VCR), a chemotherapeutic agent, was established with incremental increases of the drug. The resistant PC-9 subline (PC-9/VCR) shows a 12-fold increase in resistance to VCR and a unique cross-resistance pattern: high cross-resistance to the potent VCR analogue colchicine (6.9-fold) and(More)
A human cell subline (PC-9/VCR) resistant to vincristine was established from non-small cell lung cancer PC-9 cells by incremental exposure of the cells to vincristine. The resistant cells showed phenotypic resistance to vincristine (10-fold), colchicine (6.9-fold) and cisplatin (1.4-fold) but they showed sensitivity to other chemotherapeutic agents(More)
While there is evidence to suggest that endothelin-1 is involved in regulation of kidney function and blood pressure, the importance of endothelin ETA receptors in this area has not been clearly defined. The novel, non-peptide endothelin ETA receptor antagonist, BMS-182874, (5-(dimethylamino)-N-(3,4- dimethyl-5-isoxazolyl)-1-naphthalene sulfonamide) was(More)
BACKGROUND An in vitro multidrug resistance (MDR) system from a human colonic cancer cell line (SW620-MDR) has been established. To further study the mechanisms at molecular level and prevention of multidrug resistance in clinical practice, it was demonstrated that the expressions of several apoptosis-related and cell cycle regulator genes were changed in(More)
The efficacy of cancer chemotherapy is often affected by the emergence of resistant can-cer cells. While biochemical and pharmaco-logical mechanisms have been proposed to ex-plain chemo-resistance, the genes involved in this process have not been fully identified. We previously used genomic DNA microarrays and quantitative RT-PCR to identify the genes(More)
Taxol is a mitotoxin widely used to treat human cancers, including of the breast and ovary. However, taxol resistance (txr) limits treatment efficacy in human patients. To study chemoresistance in ovarian cancer, we established txr ovarian carcinoma cells derived from the SKOV3 cell lineage. The cells obtained were cross-resistant to other mitotoxins such(More)
BACKGROUND Growth arrest-specific gene 7 (Gas7) has previously been shown to be involved in neurite outgrowth in vitro; however, its actual role has yet to be determined. To investigate the physiological function of Gas7 in vivo, here we generated a Gas7-deficient mouse strain with a labile Gas7 mutant protein whose functions are similar to wild-type Gas7.(More)
A systematic analysis of the genes involved in taxol resistance (txr) has never been performed. In the present study, we created txr ovarian carcinoma cell lines to identify the genes involved in chemoresistance. Transcriptome analysis revealed 1,194 overexpressed genes in txr cells. Among the upregulated genes, more than 12 cryptic transcription factors(More)
In an attempt to evaluate some of the mechanisms by which dietary n-3 and n-6 PUFA influence 7,12,dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA)-induced mammary tumorigenesis, we measured: 1) concentrations of prostaglandin (PG) E1 (metabolite of C20:3, n-6) and PGE2 (metabolite of C20:4, n-6); and, 2) expression of H-ras oncogene in non-cancerous (NC) and cancerous (C)(More)