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Various N-sulfonylamino acid derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro and in vivo activities to inhibit type IV collagenase (MMP-9 and MMP-2). When the amino acid residue and the sulfonamide moiety were modified, their inhibitory activities were greatly affected by the structure of the sulfonamide moiety. A series of aryl sulfonamide(More)
The dystroglycan complex is a membrane-spanning complex composed of two subunits, alpha- and beta-dystroglycan. alpha-dystroglycan is a cell surface peripheral membrane protein which binds to the extracellular matrix (ECM), whereas beta-dystroglycan is an integral membrane protein which anchors alpha-dystroglycan to the cell membrane. The dystroglycan(More)
The elevated exogenous-methionine dependency of tumors for growth has been observed in all major cancer cell types. We have previously cloned a methioninase (rMETase) from Pseudomonas putida to deplete methionine. Growth inhibition followed by apoptotic cell death was induced by treatment of tumor cells with rMETase in vitro. A single i.p. injection of 300(More)
We evaluated the sequence dependency of antitumor efficacy and toxicity in combination therapy of nedaplatin (NDP) with paclitaxel (TXL) against Lewis lung carcinoma. The sequential administration of NDP prior to TXL (NT therapy) resulted in severe body weight loss followed by frequent toxic death of mice. In contrast, the sequential dosing of TXL prior to(More)
The antitumour efficacy of a sequential combination of nedaplatin (NDP) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) was evaluated using Lewis lung carcinoma in vivo. NDP was developed as a second generation platinum complex. Because it has greater antitumour activity and lower nephrotoxicity than cisplatin (CDDP), we also compared the antitumour activity of NDP plus 5-FU(More)
The anti-metastatic efficacy of MMI-166, which is a selective matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitor, in combination with CPT-11 was examined using two metastasis models of human gastrointestinal cancer cells. In the liver metastasis model, C-1H human colon cancer cells were injected into the spleen of athymic BALB/c nude mice. Daily oral (p.o.) dosing of(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of our study was to evaluate the anti-invasive effect of MMI-166, a new matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitor in cervical carcinoma cell lines. METHODS We analyzed the invasive activities of cervical carcinoma cell lines (CAC-1, CaSki, and SiHa) and the gene expression of various matrix proteinases (matrix metalloproteinase-1(More)
BACKGROUND The antitumor efficacy of a combination of Nedaplatin (NDP) with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) was evaluated using human squamous carcinomas in vivo. Because NDP was developed as a second generation platinum complex, we also compared the antitumor activity of NDP with 5-FU with that of Cisplatin (CDDP) with 5-FU. MATERIALS AND METHODS 5-FU was injected(More)
Inhibition of gelatinolytic activity in implanted tumor tissues by oral administration of N-biphenyl sulfonyl-phenylalanine hydroxamic acid (BPHA), a selective matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitor, was demonstrated by means of film in situ zymography (FIZ). Active-MMP-2 but not pro-MMP-2 showed gelatinolytic activity in FIZ, whereas both forms of MMP-2(More)