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PDCD5 promotes cisplatin-induced apoptosis of glioma cells via activating mitochondrial apoptotic pathway.
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PMID:  22688731     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Glioma is one of the most common primary brain tumors. Despite surgical resection, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, the prognosis of patients with malignant glioma remains poor. Programmed cell death 5 (PDCD5) is a newly described pro-apoptotic protein. Our previous study showed that PDCD5 downregulation in gliomas was associated with higher pathological grade. Here, we investigated the effect of PDCD5 on chemosensitivity of glioma cells and its mechanism. We demonstrated that overexpression or knockdown of PDCD5 had no significant effect on the proliferation of glioma cell lines (U87, U251, and T98G) in the absence of chemotherapeutic agents. However, PDCD5 overexpression effectively sensitized U87 cells to chemotherapeutic drugs (cisplatin, carboplatin, and vincristine) in a concentration-dependent manner, while its knockdown resulted in decreased chemosensitivity in U251, T98G, and U87 cells. Importantly, expression of PDCD5 also markedly inhibited tumor cell proliferation and colony formation in the presence of low doses of cisplatin. Furthermore, we found that PDCD5 expression promoted cisplatin-induced apoptosis, increased markedly the activation of caspase-3 and caspase-9, and decreased significantly the ratio of Bcl-2/Bax proteins, but had no effect on the activation of caspase-8. Taken together, our findings indicate that PDCD5 promotes chemosensitivity by activating mitochondria-related apoptotic pathway, and that the combination of PDCD5 and chemotherapeutic drugs such as cisplatin, is expected to be an effective therapeutic strategy for the malignant glioma.
Haiyan Li; Xia Zhang; Xingguo Song; Faliang Zhu; Qun Wang; Chun Guo; Chunmei Liu; Yongyu Shi; Chunhong Ma; Xiaoyan Wang; Lining Zhang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-01
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Title:  Cancer biology & therapy     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1555-8576     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-6-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101137842     Medline TA:  Cancer Biol Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Immunology; Shandong University School of Medicine; Jinan, Shandong China;; Clinical Laboratory; Qingdao Hiser Medical Center; Qingdao, Shandong China;; These authors contributed equally to this work.
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