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Integrin-linked kinase is dispensable for multiple myeloma cell survival.
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PMID:  22658851     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We investigated the utility of integrin-linked kinase (ILK) as a target for therapeutic intervention in multiple myeloma (MM). ILK (over-)expression was assessed in primary samples and MM cell lines, and the molecular and physiological consequences of siRNA-mediated ILK ablation were compared to treatment with the small molecule inhibitor QLT0267. Whereas ILK expression was ubiquitous, overexpression was only rarely observed in patient biopsies. ILK knockdown had no effect on the viability or survival pathway activity pattern of MM cells. Conversely, QLT0267 induced cell death in MM cell lines and most primary tumor samples via the intrinsic apoptotic pathway. Although this effect was largely tumor cell-specific it is unlikely to have been mediated via ILK. We conclude that ILK does not play a prominent role in the promotion or sustenance of established MM.
Torsten Steinbrunn; Daniela Siegmund; Mindaugas Andrulis; Evelyn Grella; Martin Kortüm; Hermann Einsele; Harald Wajant; Ralf C Bargou; Thorsten Stühmer
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Leukemia research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-5835     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706787     Medline TA:  Leuk Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Internal Medicine II, Comprehensive Cancer Center Mainfranken, University Hospital of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany.
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