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Nutr Res. 2015 Aug;35(8):744-51. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2015.06.002. Epub 2015 Jun 11.

Mango polyphenolics suppressed tumor growth in breast cancer xenografts in mice: role of the PI3K/AKT pathway and associated microRNAs.

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1
Interdisciplinary Program of Toxicology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 77843, USA; Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 77843, USA.
2
Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 77843, USA.
3
Interdisciplinary Program of Toxicology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 77843, USA; Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 77843, USA; Department of Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 77843, USA. Electronic address: smtalcott@tamu.edu.

Abstract

The cytotoxic and anti-inflammatory properties of mango polyphenolics including gallic acid and gallotannins have been demonstrated in numerous types of cancers. We hypothesized that the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT pathway and the expression of related miRNAs are involved in the chemotherapeutic activities of mango polyphenolics in a mouse xenograft model for breast cancer. The objectives of this research were to determine the tumor-cytotoxic activities of mango polyphenolics and the underlying molecular mechanisms involving posttranscriptional targets in BT474 breast cancer cells and xenografts in mice. In vitro findings showed cytotoxic effects of mango polyphenolics in BT474 breast cancer cells within a concentration range of 2.5 to 20 mg/L gallic acid equivalents. Mango polyphenolics suppressed the expression of PI3K, AKT, hypoxia inducible factor-1α, and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) mRNA, and pAKT, AKT, pPI3K (p85), VEGF and nuclear factor-kappa B protein levels. The involvement of miR-126 was verified by using antagomiR for miR-126, where mango reversed the effect of the antagomiR of miR-126. In vivo, the intake of mango polyphenolics decreased the tumor volume by 73% in BT474 xenograft-bearing mice compared with the control group. In addition, mango reduced the expression of nuclear factor-kappa B (p65), pAKT, pPI3K, mammalian target of rapamycin, hypoxia inducible factor-1α, and VEGF protein in athymic nude mice. A screening for miRNA expression changes confirmed that mango polyphenolics modulated the expression of cancer-associated miRNAs including miR-126 in the xenografted tumors. In summary, mango polyphenolics have a chemotherapeutic potential against breast cancer that at least in part is mediated through the PI3K/AKT pathway and miR-126.

KEYWORDS:

Breast cancer; Mango; PI3K/AKT; Xenograft; miR-126

PMID:
26194618
DOI:
10.1016/j.nutres.2015.06.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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