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Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1871-5206
ISSN (Online): 1875-5992

Research Article

The Anti-Tumor Activity of Afatinib in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Cells

Author(s): Zhenyu Ye, Yecheng Li, Jiaming Xie, Zhenyu Feng, Xiaodong Yang, Yong Wu, Kui Zhao, Yuwei Pu, Xiangrong Xu, Zhaobi Zhu, Wei Li, Jun Pan, Wei Chen* and Chungen Xing*

Volume 20 , Issue 12 , 2020

Page: [1447 - 1458] Pages: 12

DOI: 10.2174/1871520620666200508090515

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Background: Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the most common form of pancreatic cancer and leading causes of pancreatic cancer death because of most PDAC patients with advanced unresectable disease at that time, which is remarkably resistant to all forms of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Objective: PDAC increases the social and patient's family burden. However, the PDAC pathogenesis is not identified. We are trying to uncover the underlying mechanism in the future.

Methods: In our research, the drug-resistant cell line was successfully induced in the vitro by progressive concentrations of Afatinib, which we named it as BxPC3-AR.

Results: It has been observed that the effect of autophagy was on the resistance of BxPC3-AR to Afatinib.

Conclusion: It has been confirmed that autophagy plays a certain role in BxPC3-AR resistance to Afatinib. Our findings provide a new perspective on the role of autophagy in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

Keywords: PDAC, afatinib, BxPC3-AR, BXPC3-PA, autophagy, poor prognosis.

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