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Combination chemotherapy of serine protease inhibitor nafamostat mesilate with oxaliplatin targeting NF-kappaB activation for pancreatic cancer.
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PMID:  23348695     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In this study, we assessed if nafamostat mesilate may enhance anti-tumor effects of oxaliplatin on Panc-1 cells and pancreatic cancer mouse model. In combination treatment with nafamostat mesilate and oxaliplatin, NF-κB activation was inhibited by suppressing IκBα phosphorylation, and caspase-8-mediated apoptosis was more prominent than that treated with oxaliplatin alone, both in vitro and in vivo. Nafamostat mesilate reduced proliferation rate of Panc-1 cells as compared with oxaliplatin alone in vitro and enhanced oxaliplatin-induced tumor growth inhibition in vivo. Combination chemotherapy using nafamostat mesilate and oxaliplatin induces synergistic cytotoxicity in pancreatic cancer and could be a novel strategy for treatment.
Takeshi Gocho; Tadashi Uwagawa; Kenei Furukawa; Koichiro Haruki; Yuki Fujiwara; Ryota Iwase; Takeyuki Misawa; Toya Ohashi; Katsuhiko Yanaga
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cancer letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-7980     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer Lett.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7600053     Medline TA:  Cancer Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Department of Surgery, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address:
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