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Exosomes are nano-sized vesicles of endocytic origin that are involved in cell-to-cell communication including shuttle RNA, mainly mRNA and microRNA. As exosomes naturally carry RNA between cells, these particles might be useful in gene cancer therapy to deliver therapeutic short interfering RNA (siRNA) to the target cells. Despite the promise of RNA(More)
The p21/Waf1 protein is one of the main regulators of cell cycle arrest and one of the best-known transcriptional targets of the TP53 protein. Here, we demonstrated that there is activation of expression of the p21/Waf1 gene when the cells were treated with sodium butyrate (NaBu), which is a natural histone deacetylase inhibitor, and investigated whether(More)
Both genetic and epigenetic changes underlie the mechanisms of tumor initiation and progression. In this study, we analyzed sox2 gene expression and its epigenetic changes in primary cultures of malignant gliomas. The sox2 expression was detected in most (74%) gliomas, but not in morphologically normal brain tissue. These facts point to relationships(More)
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