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12-Lipoxygenase inhibition induced apoptosis in human gastric cancer cells.

Arachidonic acid release from membrane phospholipids is essential for tumour cell proliferation. Lipoxygenases constitute a pathway for arachidonate metabolism. The present study investigated the expression of 12-lipoxygenase and its effect on cell proliferation as well as survival in two human gastric cancer cell lines ( AGS and MKN-28). RT-PCR and western blots, respectively, showed 12-LOX mRNA and protein expression in both AGS and MKN-28 cell lines. Treatment with a 12-LOX inhibitor, baicalein, significantly inhibited cancer cell proliferation, but a metabolite of 12-LOX activity, 12 hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (12-HETE) reversed baicalein-induced growth inhibition. Furthermore, the blockade of the 12-LOX pathway through a 12-LOX inhibitor and antisense induced apoptosis of gastric cancer cell lines. The biochemical characteristics of apoptosis were p53-independent combined with a decrease in bcl-2 expression. Caspase-7 was proteolytically activated and responsible for the apoptosis execution.[1]


  1. 12-Lipoxygenase inhibition induced apoptosis in human gastric cancer cells. Wong, B.C., Wang, W.P., Cho, C.H., Fan, X.M., Lin, M.C., Kung, H.F., Lam, S.K. Carcinogenesis (2001) [Pubmed]
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