RRC ID 44962
Author Miyasaka A, Oda K, Ikeda Y, Wada-Hiraike O, Kashiyama T, Enomoto A, Hosoya N, Koso T, Fukuda T, Inaba K, Sone K, Uehara Y, Kurikawa R, Nagasaka K, Matsumoto Y, Arimoto T, Nakagawa S, Kuramoto H, Miyagawa K, Yano T, Kawana K, Osuga Y, Fujii T.
Title Anti-tumor activity of olaparib, a poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, in cultured endometrial carcinoma cells.
Journal BMC Cancer
Abstract BACKGROUND:PTEN inactivation is the most frequent genetic aberration in endometrial cancer. One of the phosphatase-independent roles of PTEN is associated with homologous recombination (HR) in nucleus. Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) plays key roles in the repair of DNA single-strand breaks, and a PARP inhibitor induces synthetic lethality in cancer cells with HR deficiency. We examined the anti-tumor activity of olaparib, a PARP inhibitor, and its correlation between the sensitivity and status of PTEN in endometrial cancer cell lines.
METHODS:The response to olaparib was evaluated using a clonogenic assay with SF50 values (concentration to inhibit cell survival to 50%) in 16 endometrial cancer cell lines. The effects of PTEN on the sensitivity to olaparib and ionizing radiation (IR) exposure were compared between parental HEC-6 (PTEN-null) and HEC-6 PTEN + (stably expressing wild-type PTEN) cells by clonogenic assay, foci formation of RAD51 and γH2AX, and induction of cleaved PARP. The effects of siRNA to PTEN were analyzed in cells with wild-type PTEN.
RESULTS:The SF50 values were 100 nM or less in four (25%: sensitive) cell lines; whereas, SF50 values were 1,000 nM or more in four (25%: resistant) cell lines. PTEN mutations were not associated with sensitivity to olaparib (Mutant [n = 12]: 746 ± 838 nM; Wild-type [n = 4]: 215 ± 85 nM, p = 0.26 by Student's t test). RAD51 expression was observed broadly and was not associated with PTEN status in the 16 cell lines. The number of colonies in the clonogenic assay, the foci formation of RAD51 and γH2AX, and the induction of apoptosis were not affected by PTEN introduction in the HEC-6 PTEN + cells. The expression level of nuclear PTEN was not elevated within 24 h following IR in the HEC-6-PTEN + cells. In addition, knocking down PTEN by siRNA did not alter the sensitivity to olaparib in 2 cell lines with wild-type PTEN.
CONCLUSIONS:Our results suggest that olaparib, a PARP inhibitor, is effective on certain endometrial cancer cell lines. Inactivation of PTEN might not affect the DNA repair function. Predictive biomarkers are warranted to utilize olaparib in endometrial cancer.
Volume 14
Pages 179
Published 2014-3-13
DOI 10.1186/1471-2407-14-179
PII 1471-2407-14-179
PMID 24625059
PMC PMC4007824
MeSH Antineoplastic Agents / pharmacology* Cell Line, Tumor Cell Proliferation / drug effects* Cell Proliferation / radiation effects Endometrial Neoplasms / drug therapy* Endometrial Neoplasms / genetics Endometrial Neoplasms / pathology Female Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic Histones / metabolism Humans PTEN Phosphohydrolase / genetics PTEN Phosphohydrolase / metabolism Phthalazines / pharmacology* Piperazines / pharmacology* Rad51 Recombinase / genetics Rad51 Recombinase / metabolism Radiation, Ionizing
IF 2.933
Times Cited 33
Human and Animal Cells