Bee Venom Induces Unfolded Protein Response in A172 Glioblastoma Cell Line

Bazi, Ali and Gholamin, Mehran and Sisakht, Mohsen and Keramati, Mohammad Reza (2015) Bee Venom Induces Unfolded Protein Response in A172 Glioblastoma Cell Line. Biotechnology and health sciences.

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Background: Glioblastoma is a type of brain tumor with poor response to available therapies, and shows high rate of mortality. Despite remarkable advancements in our knowledge about cytogenetic and pathophysiologic features of glioblastoma, current treatment strategies are mainly based on cytotoxic drugs; however, these therapeutic approaches are facing progressive failure because of the resistant nature of glioblastomas. In the recent years, however, promising results have emerged owing to targeted therapies toward molecular pathways within cancerous cells. Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) is a remarkable signaling pathway that triggers both apoptosis and survival pathways within cells, and therefore induces UPR-related apoptotic pathways in cancer cells by ER stress inducers. Objectives: Recently, the role of Bee venom (Bv), which contains powerful bioactive peptides, in inducing UPR-related apoptosis was revealed in cancer cell lines. Nevertheless, currently there are no reports of Bv potential ability in induction of UPR apoptotic routes in glioblastoma. The aim of current study was to evaluate possible role of Bee venome in inducing of UPR pathway within A172 glioblastoma cell line. Materials and Methods: We treated the A172 glioblastoma cell line with different Bv doses, and assessed UPR-related genes expression by real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Results: The IC50 of Bv for the studied cell line was 28 μg/mL. Furthermore, we observed that Bv can induce UPR target genes (Grp94 and Gadd153) over-expression through a dose-dependent mechanism. Conclusions: Our results suggest the potential role of Bv as a therapeutic agent for glioblastomas. Keywords: Glioblastoma; A172 Cell Line; Unfolded Protein Response; Bee Venom

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: University Portal > vice chancellor > vcr
Depositing User: pr vcen research
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2015 07:44
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2015 07:17
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1843

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