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Niclosamide inhibition of STAT3 synergizes with erlotinib in human colon cancer

Niclosamide, an anthelmintic drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration against cestodes, is used to treat tapeworm infection. In this study, we show that niclosamide can potentially inhibit signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) in colon cancer cell lines. Combined inhibition of epidermal growth factor receptor and STAT3 by erlotinib and niclosamide synergistically induces apoptosis and antiproliferation in colon cancer cell lines. Our findings suggest that erlotinib and niclosamide combination provides an effective therapeutic approach to improving the prognosis of colon cancer.

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S3030 Niclosamide (BAY2353) Niclosamide (BAY2353, Niclocide, NSC 178296) can inhibit DNA replication and inhibit STAT3 with IC50 of 0.7 μM in a cell-free assay. Niclosamide selectively inhibited the phosphorylation of STAT3 and had no obvious inhibition against the activation of other homologues (e.g., STAT1 and STAT5). (28) (6)

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