R Ciampi

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We analyzed the in vitro effects of celecoxib, a COX-2 inhibitor, and determined if celecoxib can sensitize a human MTC-derived cell line (TT) to chemotherapeutics. We found that celecoxib induced apoptosis in TT cells and decreased drug efflux by reducing the expression of MDR-1 mRNA, which codes for the drug efflux pump P-gp. We also observed that TT(More)
We studied cell growth rate, mechanisms of growth inhibition, phenotype re-differentiation, expression of RARalpha, beta, gamma and differentiation thyroid genes before and after combined treatment with 5-Aza-CdR and RA (5-Aza/RA) of human thyroid carcinoma cell lines (FRO, WRO, TT). Furthermore, the activity and localization of the re-expressed(More)
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