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Previously, we found a positive correlation between the expression of platelet-type 12-lipoxygenase (12-LOX) and the progression of human prostate adenocarcinoma (PCa; Gao et al., Urology, 46: 227-237, 1995). To determine the role of 12-LOX in PCa progression, we generated stable 12-LOX-transfected PC3 cells, which synthesize high levels of 12-LOX protein(More)
Previously, Puri et al. (Puri, R. K., M. Ogata, P. Leland, G. M. Feldman, D. Fitzgerald, and I. Pastan. 1991. Cancer Res. 51:3011-3017) have demonstrated that murine sarcoma and colon adenocarcinoma cells express high affinity interleukin-4 receptors (IL-4R) which are internalized after binding to a chimeric ligand consisting of IL-4 and Pseudomonas(More)
We previously showed that treatment of prostate cancer cells with soy isoflavones and radiation resulted in greater cell killing in vitro, and caused downregulation of NF-kappaB and APE1/Ref-1. APE1/Ref-1 functions as a redox activator of transcription factors, including NF-kappaB and HIF-1alpha. These molecules are upregulated by radiation and implicated(More)
We have demonstrated that tumor irradiation enhanced the therapeutic effect of interleukin 2 (IL-2) on pulmonary metastases from a murine renal adenocarcinoma, Renca. To investigate the mechanism of interaction between tumor irradiation and IL-2 therapy, we have histologically evaluated the effects of each therapy alone or in combination on Renca pulmonary(More)
We previously showed that genistein, the major bioactive component of soy isoflavones, acts as a radiosensitizer and potentiates prostate tumor cell killing by radiation in vitro and in animal tumor models in vivo. However, when given alone in vivo, pure genistein promoted increased lymph node metastasis, which was not observed with a soy isoflavone mixture(More)
We have discovered a new cell surface protein in the form of interleukin-13 receptor on several solid tumor cells, including human renal cell carcinoma cells (Obiri et al., 1995; Debinski et al., 1995). This study reports that human prostate cancer cell lines also express high affinity IL-13 receptors (Kd = 159 pM). These receptors are functional because(More)
We have recently shown that human renal cell carcinoma (RCC) tumour lines express high-affinity IL-4 receptors. Binding of IL-4 to RCC cells induced a growth inhibition in the range of 20-68%. To enhance the growth inhibitory effect of IL-4, we have tested the effects of two additional cytokines capable of directly affecting tumour cell growth. IFN-gamma(More)
Renal cell cancer is a common malignancy with a poor response to multiple therapeutic modalities. Immunotherapy is the most promising of the various treatment approaches tried. Recently, Interleukin-2 has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of metastatic kidney cancer. However, the relatively low response rate (15-30%) and(More)
New cancer therapeutic strategies must be investigated that enhance prostate cancer treatment while minimizing associated toxicities. We have previously shown that genistein, the major isoflavone found in soy, enhanced prostate cancer radiotherapy in vitro and in vivo. In this study, we investigated the cellular and molecular interaction between genistein(More)