Markers for some Chemo to be effective with Melanoma?

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http://www.pnas.org/content/109/50/20373.full.pdf

Endogenously produced nitric oxide mitigates sensitivity of melanoma cells to cisplatin

Melanoma patients experience inferior survival after biochemo-therapy when their tumors contain numerous cells expressing the inducible isoform of NO synthase (iNOS) and elevated levels of nitrotyrosine, a product derived from NO. Although several lines of evidence suggest that NO promotes tumor growth and increases resistance to chemotherapy, it is unclear how it shapes these outcomes. Here we demonstrate that modulation of NOc-mediated S-nitrosation of cellular proteins is strongly associated with the pattern of response to the anticancer agent cisplatin in human melanoma cells in vitro.

 
 

 

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