Siti-Faujiah Hendrayani

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Medulloblastoma is an aggressive primary brain tumor that arises in the cerebellum of children and young adults. The Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) signaling pathway that plays important roles in the pathology of this aggressive disease is a promising therapeutic target. In the present report we have shown that curcumin has cytotoxic effects on medulloblastoma cells.(More)
It has become clear that the initiation and progression of carcinomas depend not only on alterations in epithelial cells, but also on changes in their microenvironment. To identify these changes, we have undertaken cellular and molecular characterization of carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAF) and their tumor counterpart fibroblasts (TCF) isolated from 12(More)
B7-H1 (PD-L1, CD274) is a T cell inhibitory molecule expressed in many types of cancer, leading to immune escape of tumor cells. Indeed, in previous reports we have shown an association of B7-H1 expression with high-risk breast cancer patients. In the current study, we used immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and Western blot techniques to investigate(More)
There is evidence that normal breast stromal fibroblasts (NBFs) suppress tumour growth, while cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) promote tumourigenesis through functional interactions with tumour cells. Little is known about the biology and the carcinogenic potential of stromal fibroblasts present in histologically normal surgical margins (TCFs).(More)
The tumor suppressor p16(INK4A), a phosphoprotein that exists in human cells under both phosphorylated and nonphosphorylated forms, plays crucial roles during the cellular response to UV light. However, it is still unclear how this protein is activated in response to this carcinogenic agent. We have shown here that UVC upregulates p16(INK4A) and the(More)
BACKGROUND The cyclin-D/CDK4,6/p16(INK4a)/pRB/E2F pathway, a key regulator of the critical G1 to S phase transition of the cell cycle, is universally disrupted in human cancer. However, the precise function of the different members of this pathway and their functional interplay are still not well defined. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We have shown here(More)
The universal cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p21(WAF1/Cip1) promotes cell cycle arrest and inhibits apoptosis in response to UV-induced DNA damage. Since the protein kinase ATR plays a major role in the cellular response to these carcinogenic lesions, we investigated the possible role of ATR in the modulation of p21(WAF1/Cip1) expression in response to(More)
Active fibroblasts, the predominant and the most active cells of breast cancer stroma, are responsible for tumor growth and spread. However, the molecular mediators and pathways responsible for stromal fibroblast activation, and their paracrine pro-carcinogenic effects are still not well defined. The CHEK2 tumor suppressor gene codes for a protein kinase,(More)
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