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CD70 is expressed in normal activated immune cells as well as in several types of tumors. It has been established that anti-CD70 mAb induces complement-dependent death of CD70(+) tumor cells, but how anti-CD70 mAb affects the intrinsic signaling is poorly defined. In this report, we show that ligation of CD70 expressed on EBV-transformed B cells using(More)
B7-H4 is a recently discovered B7 family member that has inhibitory effects on T-cell immunity. However, the reverse signalling mechanism of the B7-H4-expressing cells remains unclear. Previous work has shown that B7-H4 expression was enhanced on B cells following Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, and engagement of cell-surface-expressed B7-H4 induces(More)
B7-H1 is a newly identified member of the B7 family with important regulatory functions in cell-mediated immune responses, and it is expressed in human immune cells and several tumors. We first observed that expression of surface B7-H1 on B cells was increased during the immortalization process by EBV, which is strongly related to both inflammation and(More)
Melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer due to its rapid metastasis. Recently, several studies have reported that selenium can prevent metastasis of melanoma cells, but the mechanism of this anti-metastatic ability is not fully understood. In this study, we investigated the effect of selenium on cell migration in melanoma and on tumor metastasis in(More)
PURPOSE The a-disintegrin-and-metalloprotease (ADAM) family proteins are widely expressed in the different layers of the retina throughout development. The effect of ADAM proteins on the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) or AMD is yet to be elucidated. In this study we used Epstein-Barr virus(More)
BACKGROUND Melanoma is the most fatal form of skin cancer due to its rapid metastasis. Recently, several studies reported that selenium can induce apoptosis in melanoma cells. However, the precise mechanism remains to be elucidated. In this study, we investigated the effect of selenium on cell proliferation in murine melanoma and on tumor growth and(More)
Sorafenib (SRF) is a multi-kinase inhibitor that has been shown to have antitumor activity against several types of cancers, but the effect of SRF on EBV-transformed B cells is unknown. We report that SRF can induce the apoptosis of EBV-transformed B cells through JNK/p38-MAPK activation. SRF triggered the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS),(More)
Salubrinal is a specific eIF2α phosphatase inhibitor that inhibits ER stress-mediated apoptosis. However, maintaining hyper-phosphorylated eIF2α state with high doses of salubrinal treatment promotes apoptosis in some cancer cells. In this report, we found that salubrinal induced apoptosis of EBV-transformed B cells. Notably, salubrinal induced ROS(More)
To investigate the effect of the overexpression of miRNA-9 to the ratio of pro- and anti-angiogenic isoforms of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in human retinal pigment cells (ARPE-19). Oxidative stress was induced to ARPE-19 cells by 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE), tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BH), and hypoxia chamber with 1 % O2. Expression patterns of(More)
BACKGROUND Phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI3K) inhibition attenuates proliferation and survival in B-cell malignancies. Celecoxib induces endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-induced apoptosis via a cyclo-oxgenase-2 (COX2)-independent manner in certain types of cancer cells. In the present study, we assessed the effects of combinations of drugs with a(More)