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Abstract Title:

Isoliquiritigenin Induces Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Apoptosis by Inhibiting mitoNEET in a Reactive Oxygen Species-Dependent Manner in A375 Human Melanoma Cells.

Abstract Source:

Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2019 ;2019:9817576. Epub 2019 Jan 21. PMID: 30805086

Abstract Author(s):

Xiao-Yu Chen, Huan-Huan Ren, Dan Wang, Ying Chen, Chuan-Jun Qu, Zhao-Hai Pan, Xiao-Na Liu, Wen-Jin Hao, Wen-Juan Xu, Ke-Jun Wang, De-Fang Li, Qiu-Sheng Zheng

Article Affiliation:

Xiao-Yu Chen


The mitochondrial protein mitoNEET is a type of iron-sulfur protein localized to the outer membrane of mitochondria and is involved in a variety of human pathologies including cystic fibrosis, diabetes, muscle atrophy, and neurodegeneration. In the current study, we found that isoliquiritigenin (ISL), one of the components of the root of, could decrease the expression of mitoNEET in A375 melanoma cells. We also demonstrated that mitoNEET could regulate the content of reactive oxygen species (ROS), by showing that the ISL-mediated increase in the cellular ROS content could be mitigated by the mitoNEET overexpression. We also confirmed the important role of ROS in ISL-treated A375 cells. The increased apoptosis rate and the decreased mitochondrial membrane potential were mitigated by the overexpression of mitoNEET in A375 cells. These findings indicated that ISL could decrease the expression of mitoNEET, which regulated ROS content and subsequently induced mitochondrial dysfunction and apoptosis in A375 cells. Our findings also highlight mitoNEET as a promising mitochondrial target for cancer therapy.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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