alexa 15,16-Dihydrotanshinone I-induced apoptosis in human colorectal cancer cells: involvement of ATF3.
Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

Journal of Biomolecular Research & Therapeutics

Author(s): Suk FM, Jou WJ, Lin RJ, Lin SY, Tzeng FY,

Abstract Share this page

Abstract 15,16-Dihydrotanshinone I (DHTS) is a component of the traditional Chinese medicinal plant Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge. In this study, DHTS at as low as 2.5 μg/ml concentration significantly inhibited proliferation of human benign (SW480) and malignant (SW620) colorectal cancer cells, as shown by 3-(4,5)-dimethylthiahiazo (-z-y1)-3,5-diphenytetrazoliumromide (MTT) and flow cytometric analysis. Activating transcription factor (ATF)-3, a basic leucine zipper-type transcription factor, was found to be predominantly up-regulated in DHTS-treated SW480 and SW620 cells. The up-regulation of ATF3 was blocked by a c-JUN N-terminal kinase (JNK) or p38 inhibitor. Overexpression of ATF3 resulted in a significant augmentation of DHTS-induced apoptosis of SW480 cells, but resistance to DHTS-induced apoptosis of SW620 cells. These results suggest that DHTS has a strong therapeutic or preventive potential against cancer. In addition, ATF3 has a dual role in DHTS-induced apoptosis, depending on the degree of malignancy of colorectal cancer.
This article was published in Anticancer Res and referenced in Journal of Biomolecular Research & Therapeutics

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version