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Inhibitors of 5-lipoxygenase inhibit expression of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 in human melanoma cells

Authors: Yin WANG, Bin ZHOU, Ji LI, Yong-bing CAO, Xin-sheng CHEN, Ming-he CHENG, Ming YIN


To study the effect of 5-lipoxygenase inhibitors on the expression of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in melanoma cells.
ICAM-1 protein of human melanoma cell a375 was detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent, flow cytometry and Western blot analysis. Level of ICAM-1 mRNA in a375 was evaluated by Northern blot analysis. Adhesion of a375 to endothelial cell EC304 was analyzed by isotopic tracing.
5-Lipoxygenase inhibitors nordihydroguaiaretic acid, AA861 and MK886, could suppress the expression of ICAM-1 protein as well as of its mRNA in a375 cells and reduce the adhesion of a375 to EC304.
5-Lipoxygenase inhibitors can inhibit the expression of ICAM-1 in human melanoma cells and may be valuable for treatment of melanoma metastasis.

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