Abstract Title:

Paraptosis in human glioblastoma cell line induced by curcumin.

Abstract Source:

Toxicol In Vitro. 2018 Apr 30 ;51:63-73. Epub 2018 Apr 30. PMID: 29723631

Abstract Author(s):

Monika Garrido-Armas, Juan Carlos Corona, Maria Luisa Escobar, Leda Torres, Francisco Ordóñez-Romero, Abrahan Hernández-Hernández, Francisco Arenas-Huertero

Article Affiliation:

Monika Garrido-Armas


Curcumin is a polyphenol compound extracted from Curcuma longa plant, is a molecule with pleiotropic effects that suppresses transformation, proliferation and metastasis of malignant tumors. Curcumin can cause different kinds of cell death depending of its concentration on the exposed cell type. Here we show that exposure of the glioblastoma cell line A172 to curcumin at 50 μM, the IC50, causes morphological change characteristic of paraptosis cell-death. Vesicles derived from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and low membrane potential of the mitochondria were constantly found in the exposed cells. Furthermore, changes in expression of the ER Stress Response (ERSR) genes IRE1 and ATF6, and the microRNAs (miRNAs) miR-27a, miR-222, miR-449 was observed after exposure to curcumin. AKT-Insulin and p53-BCL2 networks were predicted being modulated by the affected miRNAs. Furthermore, AKT protein levels reduction was confirmed. Our data, strongly suggest that curcuminexerts its cell-death properties by affecting the integrity of the reticulum, leading to paraptosis in the glioblastoma cells. These data unveils the versatility of curcumin to control cancer progression.

Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Pharmacological Actions : Paraptosis : CK(14) : AC(14)

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