Genomic discovery reveals a molecular system for resistance to oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum stress in cultured glioma

Academic Article


  • Oxygen is required for respiration and the energetic processes that enable aerobic life. Reactive oxygen species and free radicals, by-products of oxygen use, cause DNA damage and induce endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and apoptosis. However, rapidly multiplying cancer cells are resistant to ER and oxidative stress-induced apoptosis. The present article reports the results of highly specific genome-scale expression discovery used to identify genes differentially expressed in cultured glioma cells vs normal brain tissue. The discovered states of expression reveal a cohesive molecular system that protects rapidly growing glioma cells from ER and oxidative stress-induced apoptosis.
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  • Fathallah-Shaykh HM
  • Start Page

  • 233
  • End Page

  • 236
  • Volume

  • 62
  • Issue

  • 2