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HIF-1 and autophagy and radioresistance

Lili Song, Shikai Liu, Liang Zhang, Hairong Yao, Fangyuan Gao, Dongkui Xu, Qian Li
MiR-21 is an important microRNA (miRNA) modulating radiosensitivity of cervical cancer cells. However, the underlying mechanism of miR-21 upregulation in radioresistant cervical cancer has not been fully understood. In addition, autophagy may either promote or alleviate radioresistance, depending on the types of cancer and tumor microenvironment. How autophagy affects radiosensitivity in cervical cancer and how miR-21 is involved in this process has not been reported. This study showed that miR-21 upregulation in radioresistant cervical cancer is related to HIF-1α overexpression...
May 25, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Rui Zhong, Huiying Xu, Ge Chen, Gang Zhao, Yan Gao, Xiaodong Liu, Shumei Ma, Lihua Dong
Hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) is a major effector in cell survival response to hypoxia, while the roles of HIF-1α in radiation-induced autophagy are still unclear in breast cancer cells. Human breast cancer carcinoma MCF-7 cells were stably transfected with pSUPER-shRNA against human HIF-1α or a scrambled sequence with no homology to mammalian genes, named as pSUPER-HIF-1α and pSUPER-SC, respectively. Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay and colony formation assay were used to detect cell viability, Western blot was used to detect protein expression, monodansylcadaverine (MDC) staining was used to analyze autophagy, and Hoechts/PI staining was used to assess apoptosis...
September 2015: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Yong Sun, Xing Xing, Qi Liu, Zheng Wang, Yuhu Xin, Ping Zhang, Chaosu Hu, Yong Liu
Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved cellular response to conditions of stress such as hypoxia, which induce radioresistance in cancer cells. We studied the mechanism of action of hypoxia on autophagy and radiosensitivity in colon cancer cells. In the human colon cancer cell lines SW480 and SW620, autophagosomes were analyzed to evaluate autophagy by flow cytometry. The expression of hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α), Bcl-2, and miR-210 was detected by western blotting and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
February 2015: International Journal of Oncology
Yan-Mei Zou, Guang-Yuan Hu, Xue-Qi Zhao, Tao Lu, Feng Zhu, Shi-Ying Yu, Hua Xiong
Reduced radiosensitivity of lung cancer cells represents a pivotal obstacle in clinical oncology. The hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α plays a crucial role in radiosensitivity, but the detailed mechanisms remain elusive. A relationship has been suggested to exist between hypoxia and autophagy recently. In the current study, we studied the effect of hypoxia-induced autophagy on radioresistance in lung cancer cell lines. A549 and H1299 cells were cultured under normoxia or hypoxia, followed by irradiation at dosage ranging from 0 to 8 Gy...
October 2014: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
Sebastian Kuger, Emre Cörek, Bülent Polat, Ulrike Kämmerer, Michael Flentje, Cholpon S Djuzenova
In the present study, we assessed, if the novel dual phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor NVP-BEZ235 radiosensitizes triple negative (TN) MDA-MB-231 and estrogen receptor (ER) positive MCF-7 cells to ionizing radiation under various oxygen conditions, simulating different microenvironments as occurring in the majority of breast cancers (BCs). Irradiation (IR) of BC cells cultivated in hypoxic conditions revealed increased radioresistance compared to normoxic controls...
2014: Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research
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