Ivan Cherh Chiet Low

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Resveratrol is a naturally occurring flavanoid with potent apoptosis-inducing activity against human tumor cells. We investigated the effect of resveratrol on human leukemia cell lines, in particular its ability to induce intracellular reactive oxygen species production and the effect of Bcl-2 overexpression on this model. Exposure of CEM cells to(More)
The Bcl-2 (Bcl is B-cell lymphocytic-leukaemia proto-oncogene) family comprises two groups of proteins with distinct functional biology in cell-fate signalling. Bcl-2 protein was the first member to be discovered and associated with drug resistance in human lymphomas. Since then a host of other proteins such as Bcl-xL, Bcl-2A1 and Mcl-1 with similar(More)
Mitochondria are the major intracellular source of reactive oxygen species (ROS). While excessive mitochondrial ROS (mitoROS) production induces cell injury and death, there is accumulating evidence that non-toxic low levels of mitoROS could serve as important signaling molecules. Therefore, maintenance of mitoROS at physiological levels is crucial for cell(More)
Using a screen for Wnt/β-catenin inhibitors, a family of 8-hydroxyquinolone derivatives with in vivo anti-cancer properties was identified. Analysis of microarray data for the lead compound N-((8-hydroxy-7-quinolinyl) (4-methylphenyl)methyl)benzamide (HQBA) using the Connectivity Map database suggested that it is an iron chelator that mimics the hypoxic(More)
SIGNIFICANCE Mitochondria play a critical role as death amplifiers during drug-induced apoptosis in cancer cells by providing pro-apoptotic factors that are released from the mitochondrial inter-membranous space upon the induction of mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization. This intrinsic death signaling pathway is the preferred mechanism employed by(More)
Platinum-based drugs remain as the cornerstone of cancer chemotherapy; however, development of multidrug resistance presents a therapeutic challenge. This study aims at understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying resistance to cisplatin and unraveling surrogate signaling networks that could revert sensitivity to apoptosis stimuli. We made use of three(More)
Bcl-2 is frequently overexpressed in hematopoietic malignancies, and selective phosphorylation at ser70 enhances its antiapoptotic activity. Phospho-ser70 is dephosphorylated by specific heterotrimers of protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A). We report here that a mild pro-oxidant intracellular milieu induced by either pharmacological inhibition or genetic(More)
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