Document Detail

Mitochondria, calcium and nitric oxide in the apoptotic pathway of esophageal carcinoma cells induced by As2O3.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11891533     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to explore the early apoptotic signal messengers and to search the apoptotic pathway, the morphological and functional changes of mitochondria were examined, and nitric oxide (NO) and calcium ions (Ca2+) were measured in the course of apoptosis in esophageal carcinoma cells induced by As2O3. The esophageal carcinoma cell line SHEEC1, established by HPV in synergy with TPA in our laboratory, were cultured with serum-free medium in a culture flask, 24-well plate and small culture chambers, and added with As2O3 at 1, 3, 5 micromol/l. After 0, 2, 4, 8, 12, 24 h of drug adding the NO were measured from extracellular cultured medium and the SHEEC1 cells were collected from flasks for electron microscopic examination. Fluorescent intensity (FI) of rhodamine 123 (Rho123) labeled cells was detected using laser confocal scanning microscope (LCSM) for evaluation of mitochondrial membrane potential. Intracellular Ca2+ of cells in small culture chambers labeled with Fluo-3 dye were measured using LCSM over time. After adding As2O3, SHEEC1 cells revealed characteristic morphological and functional changes of mitochondria such as hyperplasia, swelling and disruption, accompanying decrease of transmembrane potential (FI of Rho123 decreased). The Ca2+ level increased at once after adding As2O3 and the NO concentration increased step by step till 24 h, then apoptotic morphology of cells occurred. The results suggest that by inducement of As2O3 increasing Ca2+ and NO, the apoptotic signal messengers, will initiate the mitochondria-dependent apoptotic pathway.
Zhong-Ying Shen; Wen-Ying Shen; Ming-Hua Chen; Jian Shen; Wei-Jie Cai; Yi Zeng
Related Documents :
7962433 - Co-culture with vero cell monolayer maintains the motility of asthenozoospermic semen s...
10637443 - Peptide nucleic acid delivery to human mitochondria.
8635533 - Effects of axonal injury on astrocyte proliferation and morphology in vitro: implicatio...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of molecular medicine     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1107-3756     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Mol. Med.     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-13     Completed Date:  2002-07-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9810955     Medline TA:  Int J Mol Med     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  385-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Medical College of Shantou University, Shantou 515031, P.R. China.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Agents / pharmacology*
Apoptosis / drug effects*,  physiology
Arsenicals / pharmacology*
Calcium / metabolism*
Esophageal Neoplasms / drug therapy,  metabolism,  pathology,  ultrastructure
Membrane Potentials / physiology
Mitochondria / metabolism*,  ultrastructure
Nitric Oxide / metabolism*
Oxides / pharmacology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents; 0/Arsenicals; 0/Oxides; 10102-43-9/Nitric Oxide; 1327-53-3/arsenic trioxide; 7440-70-2/Calcium

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Metabolism of D-[3-3H]glucose, D-[5-3H]glucose, D-[U-14C]glucose, D-[1-14C]glucose and D-[6-14C]gluc...
Next Document:  Suppressive effects of a new anti-inflammatory agent, IS-741, on dextran sulfate sodium-induced expe...