Fung Zhao

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The FOXO3a and FOXM1 forkhead transcription factors are key players in cancer initiation, progression, and drug resistance. Recent research shows that FOXM1 is a direct transcriptional target of FOXO3a, a vital downstream effector of the PI3K-AKT-FOXO signaling cascade. In addition, FOXM1 and FOXO3a also antagonize each other's activity by competitively(More)
AIM Deregulation of FOXM1 has been documented in various cancers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of FOXM1 in ovarian cancer tumorigenesis and paclitaxel resistance. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Expression of FOXM1 was examined in 119 clinical samples by immunohistochemistry and correlated with clinicopathological parameters. Effects of FOXM1(More)
FOXM1 has been implicated in taxane resistance, but the molecular mechanism involved remains elusive. In here, we show that FOXM1 depletion can sensitize breast cancer cells and mouse embryonic fibroblasts into entering paclitaxel-induced senescence, with the loss of clonogenic ability, and the induction of senescence-associated β-galactosidase activity and(More)
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