alexa Luteolin sensitizes tumor necrosis factor-alpha-induced apoptosis in human tumor cells.
Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology

Journal of Cytology & Histology

Author(s): Shi RX, Ong CN, Shen HM

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Abstract Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFalpha) activates both cell death and cell survival pathways, which render most cancer cells resistant to its cytotoxicity. In this study, we found that pretreatment with luteolin, a plant flavonoid, greatly sensitized TNFalpha-induced apoptotic cell death in a number of human cancer cell lines; including colorectal cancer COLO205, HCT116 cells and cervical cancer HeLa cells. In the search of the molecular mechanisms responsible for the sensitization effect of luteolin, we discovered that luteolin inhibited TNFalpha-induced activation of nuclear transcription factor-kappa B (NF-kappaB), the main survival factor in TNFalpha signaling. As a result, luteolin suppressed the expression of NF-kappaB-targeted antiapoptotic genes, including A20 and cellular inhibitor of apoptosis protein-1 (c-IAP1). The role of A20 and c-IAP1 was further confirmed by ectopic expression of these two genes, which significantly protected cell death induced by luteolin followed by TNFalpha. In addition, inhibition of NF-kappaB by luteolin led to augmentation and prolongation of c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) activation induced by TNFalpha. Suppression of JNK activation, either by a synthetic JNK inhibitor (SP600125) or by overexpression of the dominant negative forms of JNK kinase 1 (JNKK1) and JNK kinase 2 (JNKK2), conferred significant protection against apoptotic cell death induced by luteolin and TNFalpha, suggesting that NF-kappaB and JNK are closely associated with the sensitization effect of luteolin. Data from this study reveal a novel function of luteolin and enhance the value of luteolin as an anticancer agent. This article was published in Oncogene and referenced in Journal of Cytology & Histology

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