, Volume 82, Issue 4, pp 327-332

Fas, Fas-Associated Death Domain-Like Interleukin 1β-Converting Enzyme-Like Inhibitory Protein, and Apoptotic Features of Elderly Acute Myeloid Leukemia Based on Response to Induction Chemotherapy

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A study was performed to examine the clinical outcome of triple-combination induction chemotherapy in 26 elderly Korean acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients and to investigate apoptotic responses during and after treatment to determine whether the responses can be used as prognostic markers. Patients who had Western blot or polymerase chain reaction analysis findings of higher expression levels of Fas-associated death domain-like interleukin 1β-converting enzyme-like inhibitory protein (FLIP) on day 7 after chemotherapy were more likely to have complete remission, but there was less or no correlation with Fas or a proapoptosis/apoptosis reaction. Expression of FLIP molecules may be, at least in part, an early prognostic indicator in the treatment of elderly AML patients.