Rottlerin inhibits cell growth, induces apoptosis and cell cycle arrest, and inhibits cell invasion in human hepatocellular carcinoma

  • Authors:
    • Jichan Shi
    • Hongye Ning
    • Guiqing He
    • Yitong Huang
    • Zhengxing Wu
    • Lingling Jin
    • Xiangao Jiang
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  • Published online on: October 27, 2017     https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2017.7924
  • Pages: 459-464
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Abstract

Rottlerin, a polyphenolic compound, has been demonstrated to exhibit antitumor activity in various types of human cancer. Several studies have revealed that rottlerin exerts its anticancer function through PKC‑dependent and independent pathways. The transcriptional co‑activator with PDZ‑binding motif (TAZ) oncopreotein is an important molecule in regulation of the Hippo pathway in human cancer. The present study investigated whether rottlerin has a tumor suppressive role via inhibiting the expression of TAZ, using cell viability assay, apoptosis and cell cycle analyses, western blot analysis and Tanswell invasion assay. The results demonstrated that rottlerin suppressed cell growth, triggered cell apoptosis and induced cell cycle arrest. In addition, rottlerin inhibited cell migration and invasion in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. Mechanistically, the results demonstrated that rottlerin exerted its antitumor activity partly through the inhibition of TAZ. In addition, the depletion of TAZ led to inhibited cell growth and invasion, whereas the overexpression of TAZ enhanced cell growth and invasion in the HCC cells. Taken together, these findings indicated that the inhibition of TAZ by rottlerin may be a novel strategy for treating HCC.
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Shi J, Ning H, He G, Huang Y, Wu Z, Jin L and Jiang X: Rottlerin inhibits cell growth, induces apoptosis and cell cycle arrest, and inhibits cell invasion in human hepatocellular carcinoma. Mol Med Rep 17: 459-464, 2018
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Shi, J., Ning, H., He, G., Huang, Y., Wu, Z., Jin, L., & Jiang, X. (2018). Rottlerin inhibits cell growth, induces apoptosis and cell cycle arrest, and inhibits cell invasion in human hepatocellular carcinoma. Molecular Medicine Reports, 17, 459-464. https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2017.7924
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Shi, J., Ning, H., He, G., Huang, Y., Wu, Z., Jin, L., Jiang, X."Rottlerin inhibits cell growth, induces apoptosis and cell cycle arrest, and inhibits cell invasion in human hepatocellular carcinoma". Molecular Medicine Reports 17.1 (2018): 459-464.
Chicago
Shi, J., Ning, H., He, G., Huang, Y., Wu, Z., Jin, L., Jiang, X."Rottlerin inhibits cell growth, induces apoptosis and cell cycle arrest, and inhibits cell invasion in human hepatocellular carcinoma". Molecular Medicine Reports 17, no. 1 (2018): 459-464. https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2017.7924