Vinothkumar Rajamanickam

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Piperlongumine (PL), a natural alkaloid isolated from the fruit of long pepper, is known to selectively kill tumor cells while sparing their normal counterparts. However, the cellular target and potent anticancer efficacy of PL in numerous types of human cancer cells have not been fully defined. We report here that PL may interact with the thioredoxin(More)
BACKGROUND The limited treatment option for recurrent prostate cancer and eventual resistant to conventional chemotherapy drugs has fueled continued interest in finding new anti-neoplastic agents. WZ35, a chemical analog of curcumin, had been demonstrated to have high chemical stability and potential anticancer effects in gastric cancer cells. The present(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Gastric cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Akt is an anti-apoptotic kinase that plays a dynamic role in cell survival and is implicated in the pathogenesis of gastric cancer. MK-2206, the first allosteric inhibitor of Akt, is in clinical trials for a number of cancers. Although preclinical(More)
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