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Seven pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) cell lines were resistant to the induction of apoptosis via the Fas death receptor. In contrast, four of seven lines (RD, Rh1, Rh18, and Rh30) were highly sensitive to tumor necrosis factor-alpha-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL). TRAIL induced apoptosis within 4 h and also reduced clonogenic survival, both(More)
Cell death due to thymine (dThd) deficiency, associated with the cytotoxic action of 5-fluorouracil in colon cancer, is regulated in thymidylate synthase-deficient (TS(-)) human colon carcinoma cells via the Fas (CD95, APO-1) death receptor. This was demonstrated by inhibiting the loss in clonogenicity of TS(-) cells by anti-FasL and in enhanced survival of(More)
AbstractExpression of the cell surface receptor Fas is frequently lost or decreased during tumor progression in human colon carcinomas. The methylation status of a 583 bp CpG-rich region within the Fas promoter (−575 to +8) containing 28 CpG sites was determined in human colon carcinoma cell lines. In Caco2 (no Fas expression), 82–93% of CpG sites were(More)
AbstractTumor necrosis factor related apoptosis inducing ligand (TRAIL) belongs to the Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) family of death-inducing ligands, and signaling downstream of TRAIL ligation to its receptor(s) remains to be fully elucidated. Components of the death-inducing signaling complex (DISC) and TRAIL signaling downstream of receptor activation were(More)
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