Adenoviral-mediated expression of a kinase-dead mutant of Akt induces apoptosis selectively in tumor cells and suppresses tumor growth in mice.


Akt/protein kinase B is a serine/threonine kinase that plays a critical role in cell survival signaling, and its activation has been linked to tumorigenesis in several human cancers. Up-regulation of Akt, as well as its upstream regulator phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase, has been found in many tumors, and the negative regulator of this pathway, mutated in… (More)


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