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Keywords
apoptosis
gastric cancer
PI3K-Akt pathway
SN-38
Abstract
SN-38, an active metabolite of a topoisomerase I inhibitor, CPT-11, exhibits a cytotoxic effect by inducing apoptosis in cancer cells. Phosphatidylinositol-3-OH kinase (PI3K)-Akt signaling is known to protect a variety of cells from apoptosis. The relationship between resistance to SN-38-induced apoptosis and the PI3K-Akt pathway in human gastric cancer cells is unknown. Here, we did an investigation using two gastric cancer cell lines, MKN1 and MKN45. Cell viability was determined by sodium 3'-[1-(phenylaminocarbonyl)-3,4-tetrazolium]-bis(4-methoxy-6-nitro) benzene sulfonic acid hydrate (XTT) assay. Apoptosis was confirmed by fluorescence microscopy using Hoechst 33342 staining. Expression levels of phospho-Akt (pAkt) were determined by Western blotting. After being treated with SN-38, the populations of sub-G1 cells were induced by flow cytometry in 36.8% of MKN45 cells more frequently than in 13.5% of MKN1 cells. SN-38 inhibited the expression of pAkt dose-dependently in MKN45 cells, but not in MKN1 cells. In MKN1 cells, an additional pretreatment with the PI3K inhibitor, LY294002, led to the inhibition of pAkt expression and induced apoptosis. The results suggested that SN-38 induces apoptosis by decreasing PI3K-Akt survival signaling, the anti-apoptotic signals, in human gastric cancer cells. Akt inhibitor might be a useful anti-tumor agent in combination with CPT-11.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
48
Issue
1
Start Page
7
End Page
16
Published Date
2005-03
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 2005, 48(1), 7-16
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English