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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is associated with carcinogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of COX-2 in four hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines, and evaluate the effect of a selective COX-2 inhibitor, meloxicam, in HepG2, a high COX-2 expressing cell line. METHODS Expression of COX-2 was detected using(More)
Chemotherapy combined with antiangiogenic therapy is more effective than chemotherapy alone. The aim of this study was to investigate whether endostatin, a potent anti-angiogenic agent, could enhance the efficacy of paclitaxel to combat breast cancer. An expression plasmid encoding mouse endostatin (End-pcDNA3.1) was constructed, which produced intense(More)
Secretory clusterin (sCLU) is expressed in numerous cancers and is associated with the resistance to chemotherapy. However, the role of sCLU in the resistance of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) to oxaliplatin (OXA), a recently used third-generation platinum agent, remains unclear. The stable transfectants that are depleted of or overexpress sCLU and(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have demonstrated that the CC chemokine receptor 6 (CCR6) may be involved in tumorigenesis and tumor progression of various human malignancies. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical significance and prognostic value of CCR6 expression in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS CCR6 protein levels were(More)
BACKGROUND Cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 is overexpressed in many types of cancers including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Meloxicam, a selective COX-2 inhibitor, has shown potential therapeutic effects against HCC, but the mechanisms accounting for its anti-cancer activities remain unclear. METHODS AND FINDINGS Meloxicam inhibited the ability of human HCC(More)
Angiogenesis is required for the invasion, metastasis and chemoresistance of tumor cells. In addition to vascular endothelial cell growth factor (VEGF), angiopoietin-2 (Ang2) is considered to be a promising target for anti-angiogenic therapy. The T7 peptide, an active fragment of full-length tumstatin [the noncollagenous 1 domain of the type IV collagen α3(More)
OBJECTIVES Meloxicam, a selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor, has been demonstrated to exert anti-tumour effects against various malignancies. However, up to now, mechanisms involved in meloxicam anti-hepatocellular carcinoma effects have remained unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cell viability and apoptosis were assessed by CCK-8 and flow(More)
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is one of the most lethal cancers. The Hippo pathway is involved in tumorigenesis and remodeling of tumor microenvironments. Hypoxia exists in the microenvironment of solid tumors, including pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and plays a vital role in tumor progression and metastasis. However, it remains unclear how hypoxia(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the therapeutic activity of gemcitabine (GCB) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) could be increased by the down-regulation of secretory clusterin (sCLU), a glycoprotein that is considered to play a cytoprotective role in the resistance to chemotherapy. The expression of sCLU was detected in HCC tumor(More)
Sorafenib (SOR) is a promising treatment for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the precise mechanisms of toxicity and drug resistance have not been fully explored and new strategies are urgently needed for HCC therapy. Meloxicam (MEL) is a selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor which elicits antitumor effects in human HCC cells. In the(More)