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BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016 Aug 11;16(1):281. doi: 10.1186/s12906-016-1267-x.

Quercetin and Cisplatin combined treatment altered cell cycle and mitogen activated protein kinase expressions in malignant mesotelioma cells.

Author information

1
Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Faculty of Science, Gebze Technical University, 41400, Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey. ademiroglu@gtu.edu.tr.
2
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Anadolu University, 260470, Eskişehir, Turkey.
3
Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Faculty of Science, Gebze Technical University, 41400, Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey.
4
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, P.O. Box 67, Dschang, Cameroon. Kuetevictor@yahoo.fr.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Malignant mesothelioma is a locally aggressive and highly lethal neoplasm of pleural, peritoneal and pericardial mesothelial cells without successful therapy. Previously, we reported that Quercetin in combination with Cisplatin inhibits cell proliferation and activates caspase-9 and -3 enzymes in different malignant mesothelioma cell lines. Moreover, Quercetin + Cisplatin lead to accumulation of both SPC111 and SPC212 cell lines in S phase.

METHODS:

In present work, 84 genes involved in cell growth and proliferation have analysed by using RT(2)-PCR array system and protein profile of mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) family proteins investigated by western blots.

RESULTS:

Our results showed that Quercetin and Quercetin + Cisplatin modulated gene expression of cyclins, cyclin dependent kinases and cyclin dependent kinases inhibitors. In addition genes involved in JNK, p38 and MAPK/ERK pathways were up regulated. Moreover, while p38 and JNK phosphorylations were increased, ERK phosphorylations were decreased after using Quercetin + Cisplatin.

CONCLUSION:

This research has clarified our previous results and detailed mechanism of anti-carcinogenic potential of Quercetin alone and incombination with Cisplatin on malignant mesothelioma cells.

KEYWORDS:

Cell cycle; Cisplatin; JNK; MAPK; Mesothelioma; Quercetin; p38

PMID:
27514524
PMCID:
PMC4982421
DOI:
10.1186/s12906-016-1267-x
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