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Gefitinib has been approved for the treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer. However, its efficiency is limited by the development of drug resistance. Additional treatments for cases of non-small cell lung cancer relapsing with treatment with gefitinib are urgently required. To investigate the mechanisms of acquired resistance to gefitinib, we(More)
p53 is a key regulator in cell apoptosis, and cancer cells deficient in p53 expression fail to respond to chemotherapy. Here we show that effective Doxorubicin (DOX)-induced apoptosis is p53-dependent. However, an alternative treatment of DOX/TNF-alpha/DOX restored sensitivity of p53-deficient cells to DOX-induced apoptosis. Treatment of cells with(More)
Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer in the world. Gefitinib is known to its inhibition of EGFR tyrosine kinase and worldwide used for antitumor in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Here, we show that Gefitinib reduces p-Akt levels, concomitant with elevation of p21 levels and suppression of cdk2/4 and cyclinE/D1 activities which result(More)
PTD4-apoptin protein enters cells and harbors tumor-selective cell death activity. Dacarbazine is the mainstay of treatment for malignant melanoma. In this study, we investigated the cytotoxic effect of PTD4-apoptin protein and/or dacarbazine in mouse B16-F1 and human A875 and SK-MEL-5 melanoma cells in vitro and by means of a mouse B16-F1 melanoma model in(More)
The effects of Bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) on the angiogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma have not yet been observed and its molecular mechanisms is not clear. We first constructed the recombinant lentivirus vectors expressing small hairpin RNA against BMP-2 gene (LV-SH-BMP2) and the recombinant lentivirus vectors over-expressing BMP-2(More)
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