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Suppressed protein expression of the death-associated protein kinase enhances 5-fluorouracil-sensitivity but not etoposide-sensitivity in human endometrial adenocarcinoma cells.
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PMID:  20878137     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Targeted knockdown of the death-associated protein kinase (DAPK) expression in the endometrial adenocarcinoma HHUA cells reportedly induces cell death by enhancing the tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL)-mediated apoptosis in an autocrine/paracrine manner. This suggests that endogenous DAPK is a potential candidate for a molecularly targeted anticancer therapy for patients with endometrial adenocarcinoma. To investigate the role of endogenous DAPK in anticancer drug sensitivity, we examined effects on cellular anticancer drug sensitivities of transfections with 5 different specific DAPK small-interfering RNAs (siRNAs) into HHUA cells. DAPK siRNA transfections strongly enhanced 5-fluorouracil (5FU)-sensitivity, but not etoposide-sensitivity, of HHUA cells compared with control siRNA-transfected cells. These results indicate that etoposide-stimulated cell death signals may share or include TRAIL-mediated apoptotic signals, and that 5FU-stimulated cell death signals may be independent from TRAIL-mediated apoptotic signals induced by DAPK siRNA transfections. Moreover, 5FU-combined chemotherapy with DAPK siRNA transfection may show stronger anticancer effects on patients with endometrial adenocarcinoma than does chemotherapy alone.
Tetsuji Tanaka; Tao Bai; Kazunori Yukawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oncology reports     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1791-2431     ISO Abbreviation:  Oncol. Rep.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422756     Medline TA:  Oncol Rep     Country:  Greece    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1401-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama 641-0012, Japan.
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