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Incubation with DNase I inhibits tumor cell proliferation.
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PMID:  19179967     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Deoxyribonuclease I (DNase-I) plays an important role in the elimination of damaged-, aging- or cancer cells. Various authors suggest that programmed cell death (PCD) is attenuated in cancer cells due to a reduced activity of DNase-I. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this work, we evaluated cell viability (violet crystal stain), cell proliferation (tritiated thymidine) and DNA degradation of tumoral cells (Calu-1, SK-MES-1, HeLa, HEp-2, L-929) incubated with different concentrations of DNase I. PBMN cells and human fetal fibroblasts served as controls. RESULTS: Our results showed a >90% decrease in the viability of HeLa and HEp-2 cells, and >50%<90% decline in Calu-1, SK-MES-1 and L-929 cell viability, incubated with 9 mg/ml of DNase-I in comparison with control cells (p<0.05). The incorporation of [3H]thymidine showed a 50% decrease in tumoral cells. Control cells showed no significant differences. Tumor cell DNA degradation was observed after nuclease treatment, however the typical DNA ladder, characteristic of the apoptotic cell, was not observed. The morphology of some DNAse-I treated tumor cells suggested autoschizis CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that the use of a DNA nuclease might have some benefits in the treatment of cancer since it inhibits cell growth, probably by inducing autoschizis.
Susana Alcázar-Leyva; Eduarda Cerón; Felipe Masso; Luis F Montaño; Patricia Gorocica; Noé Alvarado-Vásquez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1643-3750     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Sci. Monit.     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-30     Completed Date:  2009-04-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609063     Medline TA:  Med Sci Monit     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  CR51-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Scientific Research Hans Selye, Queretaro, Qro., México.
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MeSH Terms
Cell Line, Tumor
Cell Proliferation / drug effects
Cell Shape / drug effects
Cell Survival / drug effects
DNA / analysis
Deoxyribonuclease I / pharmacology*
Neoplasms / pathology*
Thymidine / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
50-89-5/Thymidine; 9007-49-2/DNA; EC I

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