Wenmin Cao

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Drug resistance remains an obstacle hindering the success of chemotherapy. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been recently found to confer resistance to chemotherapy. Therefore functional markers of CSCs should be discovered and specific therapies targeting these cells should be developed. In our investigation, a small population of B16F10 cells which was(More)
Activation of receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) signalling pathways is frequently correlated to cancer cell proliferation, angiogenesis and cell survival. Sprouty (SPRY) proteins function as a physiological endogenous inhibitor of RTK signalling pathways, have been shown to be deregulated in most cancer cells. Here, we demonstrated that over-expression of(More)
Bladder cancer is one of the most frequent malignancies in the urinary system. Radical cystectomy is inevitable when bladder cancer progresses to a muscle-invasive disease. However, cystectomy still causes a high risk of death and a low quality of life (such as ureter-abdomen ostomy, uroclepsia for ileal-colon neobladder). Therefore, more effective(More)
Bacteria-based living anticancer agents have emerged as promising therapeutics. However, the functional role of autophagy in bacterial cancer therapy has been little investigated. In this study, Salmonella VNP20009 induced autophagy in B16F10 cells, which is an unfavorable factor in bacterial cancer therapy. Inhibiting the induction of autophagy by(More)
“The authors are grateful to grants from the Doctoral Station Science Foundation from the Chinese Ministry of Education (20130091130003), the Nature Science Foundation of China (81421091), the Jiangsu Provincial Nature Science Foundation (BE2013630), the Open Project Programs from State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines of China Pharmaceutical University(More)
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