Although the antiproliferative and proapoptotic effects of interferon (IFN)-alpha are widely recognized, its antitumour mechanisms are not completely known. Recent studies indicate that the derepressed expression of the catalytic subunit of telomerase, human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT), and telomerase activity (TA) are involved in the process of human carcinogenesis. Only a few studies have investigated the effects of IFN-alpha on hTERT and TA, with controversial results. Objectives To study the hTERT mRNA expression, TA and apoptosis in human melanoma cells treated with IFN-alpha.

Maellaro, E., Pacenti, L., Del Bello, B., Valentini, M.A., Mangiavacchi, P., De Felice, C., et al. (2003). Different effects of interferon-alpha on melanoma cell lines: a study on telomerase reverse transcriptase, telomerase activity and apoptosis. BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, 148(6), 1115-1124 [10.1046/j.1365-2133.2003.05301.x].

Different effects of interferon-alpha on melanoma cell lines: a study on telomerase reverse transcriptase, telomerase activity and apoptosis

Maellaro, E.;Del Bello, B.;Rubegni, P.;Luzi, P.;Miracco, C.
2003-01-01

Abstract

Although the antiproliferative and proapoptotic effects of interferon (IFN)-alpha are widely recognized, its antitumour mechanisms are not completely known. Recent studies indicate that the derepressed expression of the catalytic subunit of telomerase, human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT), and telomerase activity (TA) are involved in the process of human carcinogenesis. Only a few studies have investigated the effects of IFN-alpha on hTERT and TA, with controversial results. Objectives To study the hTERT mRNA expression, TA and apoptosis in human melanoma cells treated with IFN-alpha.
Maellaro, E., Pacenti, L., Del Bello, B., Valentini, M.A., Mangiavacchi, P., De Felice, C., et al. (2003). Different effects of interferon-alpha on melanoma cell lines: a study on telomerase reverse transcriptase, telomerase activity and apoptosis. BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, 148(6), 1115-1124 [10.1046/j.1365-2133.2003.05301.x].
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