Shaowen Xiao

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Most chemotherapeutical drugs kill cancer cells chiefly by inducing DNA damage, which unfortunately also causes undesirable injuries to normal tissues, mainly due to p53 activation. We report a novel strategy of normal tissue protection that involves p53/NF-κB coordinated metabolic regulation. Pretreatment of untransformed cells with low doses of arsenic(More)
Radiotherapy is the current frontline cancer treatment, but the resulting severe side effects often pose a significant threat to cancer patients, raising a pressing need for the development of effective strategies for radiotherapy protection. We exploited the distinct metabolic characteristics between normal and malignant cells for a metabolic mechanism of(More)
Gross changes in nuclear morphology are a standard criteria used in the diagnosis of many cancers. Cancerous cells are characterized by enlarged nuclei and prominent nucleoli. However, the specific nuclear components involved, the underlying mechanisms, and the implications for cancer progression, are far from clear. The nuclear lamina, a scaffold-like(More)
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