Published in Cancer Weekly, October 19th, 2004
"Activation of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3-K)/Akt signalling pathway has been linked with resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs, and its down-regulation, by means of pharmacological inhibitors of PI3-K, considerably lowers resistance to various types of therapy in cell lines derived from solid tumors.
"Recently, a new class of Akt inhibitors, referred to as phosphatidylinositol ether lipids (PIAs), have been synthesized. We tested whether two new PIAs could lower the sensitivity threshold to chemotherapeutic drugs of human leukemia cell lines with an activated PI3-K/Akt network,"...
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