Kyunghee Noh

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While recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEpo) has been widely used to treat anemia in cancer patients, concerns about its adverse effects on patient survival have emerged. A lack of correlation between expression of the canonical EpoR and rhEpo's effects on cancer cells prompted us to consider the existence of an alternative Epo receptor. Here, we(More)
We have previously shown that complement component 3 (C3) is secreted by malignant epithelial cells. To understand the mechanism of upregulation of C3 expression in tumor cells, we studied the C3 promoter and identified that twist basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor 1 (TWIST1) binds to the C3 promoter and enhances its expression. Because TWIST1(More)
We investigated the effect of platelets on ovarian cancer and the role of adenosine diphosphate (ADP) receptors (P2Y12 and P2Y1) on platelets in the growth of primary ovarian cancer tumors. We showed that in murine models of ovarian cancer, a P2Y12 inhibitor (ticagrelor) reduced tumor growth by 60% compared with aspirin and by 75% compared with placebo. In(More)
Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy has demonstrated efficacy in treating human metastatic cancers, but therapeutic resistance is a practical limitation and most tumors eventually become unresponsive. To identify microenvironmental factors underlying the resistance of cancer to antiangiogenesis therapy, we conducted genomic analyses of(More)
Background The PI3K/AKT/P70S6K pathway is an attractive therapeutic target in ovarian and uterine malignancies because of its high rate of deregulation and key roles in tumor growth. Here, we examined the biological effects of MSC2363318A, which is a novel inhibitor of AKT1, AKT3, and P70S6K. Methods Orthotopic murine models of ovarian and uterine cancer(More)
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