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Human positive coactivator 4 is a potential novel therapeutic target in non-small cell lung cancer.
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PMID:  22918472     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Transcriptional positive coactivator 4 (PC4) is a multifunctional nuclear protein that has important roles in DNA transcription, replication, repair and heterochromatinization. However, the role of PC4 in cancer remains to be clarified. Several studies propose that PC4 may act as a putative tumor suppressor. Here, we demonstrate for the first time that PC4 may represent a potential therapeutic target in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PC4 protein expression is significantly upregulated in NSCLC carcinoma tissues compared with their adjacent noncancerous counterparts as shown by immunohistochemical staining and western blotting in 104 pairs of formalin-fixed human NSCLC specimens and 6 fresh NSCLC samples. Knockdown of PC4 expression by sequence-specific small interfering RNA (siRNA) in human NSCLC cells (A549, H460 and H358) significantly inhibits the growth of cancer cells by the induction of cell cycle arrest and the increase of cell apoptosis in vitro. Interrupting the PC4 signaling pathway by injection of the PC4 siRNA liposome complex produced an effective regression of pre-established A549 cell xenografts in mice through growth inhibition and increased apoptosis. These results indicated that PC4 could be an attractive new therapeutic target for the treatment of NSCLC.Cancer Gene Therapy advance online publication, 24 August 2012; doi:10.1038/cgt.2012.52.
Y Peng; J Yang; E Zhang; H Sun; Q Wang; T Wang; Y Su; C Shi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-24
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Title:  Cancer gene therapy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-5500     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer Gene Ther.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9432230     Medline TA:  Cancer Gene Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Institute of Combined Injury, State Key Laboratory of Trauma, Burns and Combined Injury, Research Center of Nanomedicine, College of Preventive Medicine, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China.
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