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Bcl-2 family on guard at the ER
(American Physiological Society, 2009)
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is the main site for protein folding, lipid biosynthesis and calcium storage in the cell. Disturbances of these critical cellular functions lead to ER stress. The ER responds to disturbances ...
Mechanisms of ER Stress-Mediated Mitochondrial Membrane Permeabilization
During apoptosis, the process of mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization (MOMP) represents a point-of-no-return as it commits the cell to death. Here we have assessed the role of caspases, Bcl-2 family members and ...
The Proteasome Inhibitor Bortezomib Sensitizes AML with Myelomonocytic Differentiation to TRAIL Mediated Apoptosis
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive stem cell malignancy that is difficult to treat. There are limitations to the current treatment regimes especially after disease relapse, and therefore new therapeutic agents ...
Rapid and efficient cancer cell killing mediated by high-affinity death receptor homotrimerizing TRAIL variants
(Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2010)
The tumour necrosis factor family member TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) selectively induces apoptosis in a variety of cancer cells through the activation of death receptors 4 (DR4) and 5 (DR5) and is considered ...