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Pharmazie. 2018 May 1;73(5):283-287. doi: 10.1691/ph.2018.7326.

JTC-801 inhibits the proliferation and metastasis of ovarian cancer cell SKOV3 through inhibition of the PI3K - AKT signaling pathway.


Ovarian cancer (OC) is the commonest cause of gynaecological cancer-associated death because of the wide metastasis and frequent recidivation. JTC-801 is a new synthetic compound with the function of reversing pain and anxiety symptoms as a selective opioid receptor-like1 receptor (belonging to the G-protein-coupled receptor) antagonist. We investigated the role and possible mechanisms of JTC-801 in the cell growth and metastasis of OC. It was observed that JTC-801 inhibited the proliferation, invasion and migration of cancer in SKOV3 cells. The apoptosis rate of SKOV3 cells treated with JTC-801 was significantly increased (P<0.05), and the expression results of relevant apoptosis proteins (BCL2, BAX, Active Caspase-3) indicated the JTC-801 could induce the apoptosis of SKOV3. Further, the expression levels of phosphorylated AKT, phosphorylated mTOR, P70 and CyclinD1 in the PI3K/AKT signaling pathway were obviously reduced in the JTC-801 treated SKOV3 group. This suggests that JTC-801 exerts its anticancer effect through the PI3K/AKT signaling pathway. Our data also highlights the possibility of using JTC-801 as a novel therapeutic drug for OC treatment mean while it plays the analgesic effect.

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