The NF-kappaB inhibitors (bortezomib and DHMEQ) sensitise rituximab-resistant AIDS-B-non-Hodgkin lymphoma to apoptosis by various chemotherapeutic drugs.

Rituximab in combination with chemotherapy is considered for the treatment of patients with AIDS-associated B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL); however, a subgroup of patients does not respond or develops resistance following initial treatments. To address the mechanism of rituximab-resistance, we have generated rituximab-resistant (RR) clones from wild-type… CONTINUE READING