Fernanda Casal de Faria Costas

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Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients' outcome is usually poor, mainly because of drug resistance phenotype. The identification of new drugs able to overcome mechanisms of chemoresistance is essential. The pterocarpanquinone LQB-118 compound has been shown to have a potent cytotoxic activity in myeloid leukemia cell lines and patient cells. Our aim was to(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate whether mRNA expression of the apoptosis-associated genes, XAF1 and XIAP, in bladder cancer patients correlates with response to neoadjuvant treatment. METHODS Gene expression was analyzed by a real-time quantitative PCR method in paired samples from 14 bladder cancer patients treated with a combination of(More)
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a clonal hematopoietic disorder characterized by the presence of the Philadelphia chromosome which resulted from the reciprocal translocation between chromosomes 9 and 22. The pathogenesis of CML involves the constitutive activation of the BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase, which governs malignant disease by activating multiple(More)
20030 Background: The relation between apoptosis-related molecules and chemosensitivity has been extensively studied. In recent years, attention has shifted to a new family of inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs). XIAP (X- linked inhibitor of apoptosis) is the most versatile and potent member of the IAP family. To date, the overexpression of XIAP has been(More)
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