RRC ID 49239
Author Sakaue-Sawano A, Kobayashi T, Ohtawa K, Miyawaki A.
Title Drug-induced cell cycle modulation leading to cell-cycle arrest, nuclear mis-segregation, or endoreplication.
Journal BMC Cell Biol
Abstract BACKGROUND:Cancer cell responses to chemotherapeutic agents vary, and this may reflect different defects in DNA repair, cell-cycle checkpoints, and apoptosis control. Cytometry analysis only quantifies dye-incorporation to examine DNA content and does not reflect the biological complexity of the cell cycle in drug discovery screens.
RESULTS:Using population and time-lapse imaging analyses of cultured immortalized cells expressing a new version of the fluorescent cell-cycle indicator, Fucci (Fluorescent Ubiquitination-based Cell Cycle Indicator), we found great diversity in the cell-cycle alterations induced by two anticancer drugs. When treated with etoposide, an inhibitor of DNA topoisomerase II, HeLa and NMuMG cells halted at the G2/M checkpoint. HeLa cells remained there, but NMuMG cells then overrode the checkpoint and underwent nuclear mis-segregation or avoided the checkpoint and entered the endoreplication cycle in a drug concentration dependent manner. In contrast, an inhibitor of Cdk4 led to G1 arrest or endoreplication in NMuMG cells depending upon the initial cell-cycle phase of drug exposure.
CONCLUSIONS:Drug-induced cell cycle modulation varied not only between different cell types or following treatment with different drugs, but also between cells treated with different concentrations of the same drug or following drug addition during different phases of the cell cycle. By combining cytometry analysis with the Fucci probe, we have developed a novel assay that fully integrates the complexity of cell cycle regulation into drug discovery screens. This assay system will represent a powerful drug-discovery tool for the development of the next generation of anti-cancer therapies.
Volume 12
Pages 2
Published 2011-1-13
DOI 10.1186/1471-2121-12-2
PII 1471-2121-12-2
PMID 21226962
PMC PMC3277280
MeSH Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic / pharmacology* Carbazoles / pharmacology Cell Cycle / drug effects* Cell Cycle Proteins / metabolism Cell Division Cell Line, Tumor Cell Nucleus / drug effects Cell Proliferation Chromosome Segregation Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 4 / antagonists & inhibitors Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 4 / metabolism DNA Replication / drug effects DNA Topoisomerases, Type II / chemistry DNA Topoisomerases, Type II / metabolism Etoposide / pharmacology* G2 Phase Green Fluorescent Proteins / genetics Green Fluorescent Proteins / metabolism Humans Luminescent Proteins / genetics Luminescent Proteins / metabolism S Phase Time-Lapse Imaging
IF 3.066
Times Cited 77
DNA material mCherry-hCdt1(30/120)/pcDNA3 (RDB15457) mVenus-hGeminin(1/110)/pcDNA3 (RDB15458) mCherry-hCdt1(30/120)/ pCSII-EF-MCS (RDB15273) CSII-EF-MCS (RDB04378) pCMV-VSV-G-RSV-Rev (RDB04393) pCAG-HIVgp (RDB04394).