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2-methoxyestradiol (2ME(2)) is an endogenous metabolite of estradiol with estrogen-receptor-independent antitumor and antiangiogenic activity. We examined the effects of 2ME(2) on the cellular proliferation of 8 human melanoma cell lines. We show that 2ME(2) inhibited cell proliferation by inducing apoptosis and an arrest in the G(2)/M phase, and the(More)
Statins have been used successfully in the treatment of hypercholesterinaemia. Moreover, in vitro studies have shown that statins can trigger apoptosis in a variety of tumor cell lines. In the present study we analysed the effect of mevastatin--a novel inhibitor of HMG-COA reductase, the rate-limiting enzyme of the mevalonate pathway--on U266 human myeloma(More)
The antiproliferative effect of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in the presence of low dose non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on high cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)-expressing HCA-7 and low COX-2-expressing HT-29 colon carcinoma cell lines was investigated. Pharmacogenetic parameters were studied to characterize the 5-FU sensitivity of the two cell lines.(More)
All-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) and its synthetic analog fenretinide (4HPR) are potent anticancer drugs. Only a few reports are available about the effects of retinoids on B lymphoma cells. In our study, non-Hodgkin lymphoma cells (HT58) were treated with ATRA and 4HPR. Both agents induced cell death time- and dose-dependently. Reactive oxygen species (ROS)(More)
PURPOSE Anti-microtubule drugs and proteasome inhibitors are currently among the most intensively studied anti-tumor agents, however little is known about their pharmacological interactions at the cellular level. MATERIALS AND METHODS The human promyelocytic leukemia cell line, HL-60, was exposed to nocodazole or etoposide in combination with proteasome(More)
Statins have been used successfully in the treatment of hypercholesteremia. Moreover, in vitro studies have shown that statins can trigger apoptosis in a variety of tumor cell lines. In the present study we analysed the effect of mevastatin -- a novel inhibitor of HMG-COA reductase, the rate-limiting enzyme of the mevalonate pathway -- on U266 human myeloma(More)
Postulated cytoprotective action of (−)-deprenyl (D), (−)-desmethyl-deprenyl (DD) and (−)-deprenyl-N-oxide (DNO) on l-buthionine-(S,R)-sulfoximine (BSO) toxicity was investigated using in vitro cultures of serum-deprived A-2058 melanoma cells. BSO (10 μM/l) decreased viable cell number and mitotic rate, while increased the apoptotic index. D and both of its(More)
Flow cytometric analysis of CD23 expression in CD5-positive B-cells is a widely applied method in the differential diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). According to the most accepted criteria, the leukaemic cell population is CD19/CD5/CD23 triple positive in CLL but CD23-negative in MCL. Recently, several groups(More)
For a long time necrosis was thought to be an uncontrolled process but evidences recently have revealed that necrosis can also occur in a regulated manner. Necroptosis, a type of programmed necrosis is defined as a death receptor-initiated process under caspase-compromised conditions. The process requires the kinase activity of receptor-interacting protein(More)