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Ning (no staining for p-ERK (score 0); weak p-ERK (score 1+), moderate p-ERK (score 2+), and strong p-ERK (score 3 +) staining) in Fig. 3. Staining intensities were grouped as dichotomous variables, defining scores 0? as low and 2? as high expression levels [25]. Evaluation of staining was carried out independently by two pathologists (MM and MA) blinded to patients' outcome and pathological stage
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Or cells, which was due to the activation of ERK and p53. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to report the molecular mechanism of the chemotherapeutic effects of Triphala against pancreatic cancer. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are the known mediators of intracellular signaling cascades. Excessive production of ROS nonetheless leads to oxidative stress, loss of cell function and
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Galectin-1 transfectants. A population of GFP-sorted cells (the "Gal-1" bars in Figure 4A) was compared to its parental counterpart. The number of metabolically-active cells attached to fibronectin was no different between the two lines at eight hours. Changing the media at four hours reduced the number of cells left for labeling, but the effect was equal in both groups, suggesting a similar rate
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Few of our U87 galectin1 clones. Parental U87MG cells, along with galectin-1 and acGFP-only clones were injected into the right caudate/putamen complex of nude mice. Tumors overexpressing galectin-1 shortened survival of their hosts compared to their parental counterparts (Figure 5). A few animals (7/20) bearing tumors expressing acGFP alone eventually exhibited neurological symptoms. The examinat
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Ant, and the Mayo Clinic Clinician Investigator Training Program (LGT). Author details 1 The Texas Brain and Spine Institute, 8441 St. Hwy 47, Suite 4300, Bryan, TX 77807, USA. 2Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, Texas A M HSC College of Medicine, 2006 MREB, 8447 St. Hwy 47, Bryan, TX 77807, USA. 3Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. 4 Division of Biomed
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That is relatively over-expressed at the tumor periphery. These graphical representations of gene expression data compare the relative expression of galectin-1 from the core and edge of tumors to pooled data from normal mouse brain samples. (Graphics from GeneSpringW).created. To ensure that galectin-1 over-expression would not enhance proliferation of the U87MG line (and hence alter the interpret
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Ss microarray chip platforms when hybridizing the same sample RNA [32]. Additionally,Toussaint et al. Molecular Cancer 2012, 11:32 http://www.molecular-cancer.com/content/11/1/Page 8 ofFigure 4 (A) Galectin-1 transfection does not alter U87MG attachment to fibronectin. Attachment to fibronectin-coated 96-well plates was quantitated with an MTT assay with and without a media change in the middle of
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Esthesia. At the onset of neurological symptoms, animals were sacrificed in accordance with the Mayo Clinic IACUC. Survival curves were generated from those animals (38 of 40) developing tumors (7 of 20 acGFP-only).xenograft lines is necessary to characterize completely the in vivo phenotypic alterations that accompany overexpression of galectin-1.Our model system has identified galectin-1 as a ma