Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621332
Title:
Novel Chemical Entities for the Treatment of Human Colorectal Cancer
Authors:
Plotkin, Alexander; Lovett, Ilene; Calkins, Joe; Peppers, Anthony; Lee, Jacob; Lebedyeva, Iryna
Abstract:
Ceramide plays a key role in human colorectal tumor cell death and proliferation. Current approach for ceramide-based therapy is aimed at the development of ceramide structural mimetics as cytotoxic agents. It has been recently discovered that ceramide plays an essential role in Fas-mediated apoptosis of tumor cells. Fas is a death receptor expressed on the surface of the colorectal cancer cell. FasL is the physiological ligand of Fas and is expressed on the surface of activated T cells. The Fas-FasL pathway participates in the cancer immune surveillance. It has been proved that although Fas is silenced in the majority of tumor cells, low level of Fas is still expressed on tumor cell surface and ceramide effectively increases Fas oligomerization and therefore increases tumor cell sensitivity to FasL-induced cell death. Based on this discovery several structural mimetics of ceramide have been developed as potential enhancers of Fas-mediated apoptosis of human colon cancer cells. These compounds increase human colon carcinoma cell sensitivity to FasL-induced tumor cell death by tumor-specific T cells in vitro.
Affiliation:
Department of Chemistry & Physics
Issue Date:
Mar-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621332
Type:
Other
Language:
en
Description:
Poster presented at the 18th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference
Appears in Collections:
Department of Chemistry and Physics: Student Research and Presentations; 18th Annual PKP Student Research and Fine Arts Conference: Posters

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dc.contributor.authorPlotkin, Alexanderen
dc.contributor.authorLovett, Ileneen
dc.contributor.authorCalkins, Joeen
dc.contributor.authorPeppers, Anthonyen
dc.contributor.authorLee, Jacoben
dc.contributor.authorLebedyeva, Irynaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-09T21:24:02Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-09T21:24:02Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621332-
dc.descriptionPoster presented at the 18th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conferenceen
dc.description.abstractCeramide plays a key role in human colorectal tumor cell death and proliferation. Current approach for ceramide-based therapy is aimed at the development of ceramide structural mimetics as cytotoxic agents. It has been recently discovered that ceramide plays an essential role in Fas-mediated apoptosis of tumor cells. Fas is a death receptor expressed on the surface of the colorectal cancer cell. FasL is the physiological ligand of Fas and is expressed on the surface of activated T cells. The Fas-FasL pathway participates in the cancer immune surveillance. It has been proved that although Fas is silenced in the majority of tumor cells, low level of Fas is still expressed on tumor cell surface and ceramide effectively increases Fas oligomerization and therefore increases tumor cell sensitivity to FasL-induced cell death. Based on this discovery several structural mimetics of ceramide have been developed as potential enhancers of Fas-mediated apoptosis of human colon cancer cells. These compounds increase human colon carcinoma cell sensitivity to FasL-induced tumor cell death by tumor-specific T cells in vitro.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectColorectal Neoplasmsen
dc.subjectCeramidesen
dc.subjectT-Lymphocytesen
dc.titleNovel Chemical Entities for the Treatment of Human Colorectal Canceren
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Chemistry & Physicsen
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