Linhua Jin

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Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is driven by constitutively activated Bcr-Abl tyrosine kinase, which causes the defective adhesion of CML cells to bone marrow stroma. The overexpression of p210Bcr-Abl was reported to down-regulate CXCR4 expression, and this is associated with the cell migration defects in CML. We proposed that tyrosine kinase inhibitors,(More)
Integrin-linked kinase (ILK) directly interacts with beta integrins and phosphorylates Akt in a phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)-dependent manner. In this study, we examined the functional role of ILK activation in leukemic and bone marrow stromal cells on their direct contact. Coculture of leukemic NB4 cells with bone marrow-derived stromal mesenchymal(More)
The multidrug resistance 1 (MDR1) gene product P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is frequently implicated in cross-resistance of tumors to chemotherapeutic drugs. In contrast, acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) cells do not express MDR1 and are highly sensitive to anthracyclines. The combination of ATRA and the novel histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACI) depsipeptide(More)
PURPOSE Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) has one of the poorest prognoses of the non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, and novel therapeutic approaches are needed. We wished to determine whether Nutlin-3, a novel small-molecule murine double minute 2 (MDM2) antagonist that efficiently activates TP53, might be effective in inducing cell death in MCL. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN MCL(More)
Hypoxia and interactions with bone marrow (BM) stromal cells have emerged as essential components of the leukemic BM microenvironment in promoting leukemia cell survival and chemoresistance. High levels of transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFβ1) produced by BM stromal cells in the BM niche regulate cell proliferation, survival, and apoptosis, depending on(More)
Transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-beta1) is an essential regulator of cell proliferation, survival and apoptosis, depending on the cellular context. TGF-beta1 is also known to affect cell-to-cell interactions between tumour cells and stromal cells. We investigated the role of TGF-beta1 in the survival of myelo-monocytic leukaemia cell lines co-cultured(More)
Integrin-linked kinase (ILK) directly interacts with B integrins and phosphorylates Akt in a phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)–dependent manner. In this study, we examined the functional role of ILK activation in leukemic and bone marrow stromal cells on their direct contact. Coculture of leukemic NB4 cells with bone marrow–derived stromal mesenchymal(More)
The acute promyelocytic leukemia-specific PML-RARalpha fusion protein is a dominant-negative transcriptional repressor of retinoic acid receptor (RAR) target genes, which recruits HDAC and corepressor proteins and inhibits coactivators. Another oncogenic transcription factor, AML1-ETO, was proposed to cause an HDAC-dependent repression of RAR target genes.(More)
This study demonstrated a pronounced synergistic growth-inhibitory effect of an MDM2 inhibitor Nutlin-3 and a proteasome inhibitor bortezomib in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) cells regardless of TP53 mutant status and innate bortezomib sensitivity. In the mutant TP53 MCL cells which are intrinsically resistant to bortezomib, the combination of(More)
We investigated the antileukemia effects and molecular mechanisms of apoptosis induction by simultaneous blockade of PI3K and mutant FLT3 in AML cells grown under hypoxia in co-cultures with bone marrow stromal cells. Combined treatment with selective class I PI3K inhibitor GDC-0941 and sorafenib reversed the protective effects of bone marrow stromal cells(More)