Cyclooxygenase-2 overexpression inhibits death receptor 5 expression and confers resistance to tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand-induced apoptosis in human colon cancer cells.

@article{Tang2002Cyclooxygenase2OI,
  title={Cyclooxygenase-2 overexpression inhibits death receptor 5 expression and confers resistance to tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand-induced apoptosis in human colon cancer cells.},
  author={Ximing Tang and Yun Jie Sun and Elizabeth Half and Marcus Tien Kuo and Frank A. Sinicrope},
  journal={Cancer research},
  year={2002},
  volume={62 17},
  pages={4903-8}
}
The inducible cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) gene regulates prostaglandin biosynthesis,is up-regulated in colorectal cancers, and can influence apoptotic susceptibility. We determined whether forced COX-2 expression modulates apoptosis induction by tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), a member of tumor necrosis factor ligand family, and examined determinants of the apoptotic pathway, including membrane death receptors (DR-4 and DR-5). HCT-15 colon cancer cells lacking… CONTINUE READING