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    Caudatin potentiates the anti-tumor effects of TRAIL against human breast T cancer by upregulating DR5
    Fei Hong-ronga,1, Yuan Chuangb,1, Wang Gui-linga, Zhao Yingb, Li Zhao-juna,b, Du Xinb, Wang Feng-Zeb,
    a School of Pharmacy, Shandong First Medical University & Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, Taian, 271016, PR China
    b School of Life Sciences, Shandong First Medical University & Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, Taian, 271016, PR China
    Keywords: Background: The ability of tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) to preferentially
    Caudatin induce apoptosis in transformed cells while sparing most normal cells is well established. However, the intrinsic
    TRAIL and acquired resistance of tumors to TRAIL-induced apoptosis limits its therapeutic applicability.
    DR5 Purpose: We investigated the effect of caudatin, a species of C-21 steroidal glycosides isolated from the roots of
    Cynanchum auriculatum, on TRAIL-induced apoptosis in human breast cancer cells.
    Methods: Cell growth inhibition was evaluated by the CCK-8 assay. The cell cycle distribution was assessed by
    propidium iodide flow cytometry. Apoptosis was determined by TUNEL staining. Protein expression was de-