CArG-driven GADD45alpha activated by resveratrol inhibits lung cancer cells.

Title

CArG-driven GADD45alpha activated by resveratrol inhibits lung cancer cells.

Creator

Shi Qiwen; Geldenhuys Werner; Sutariya Vijaykumar; Bishayee Anupam; Patel Isha; Bhatia Deepak

Publisher

Genes & cancer

Date

2015
2015-05

Description

We report anticarcinogenic effects of suicide gene therapy that relies on the use of resveratrol-responsive CArG elements from the Egr-1 promoter to induce GADD45alpha. In A549 lung cancer cells, endogenous GADD45alpha was not induced upon resveratrol treatment. Therefore, induction of exogenous GADD45alpha resulted in growth inhibition. Resveratrol transiently induced Egr-1 through ERK/JNK-ElK-1. Hence, we cloned natural or synthetic Egr-1 promoter upstream of GADD45alpha cDNA to create a suicide gene therapy vector. Since natural promoter may have antagonized effects, we tested synthetic promoter that contains either five, six or nine repeats of CArG elements essential in the Egr-1 promoter to drive the expression of GADD45alpha upon resveratrol treatment. Further analysis confirmed that both synthetic promoter and natural Egr-1 promoter were able to "turn on" the expression of GADD45alpha when combined with resveratrol, and subsequently led to suppression of cell proliferation and apoptosis.

Subject

CArG elements; Egr-1; GADD45a; gene therapy; resveratrol; synthetic promoters

Rights

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Pages

220–230

Issue

5

Volume

6

Citation

Shi Qiwen; Geldenhuys Werner; Sutariya Vijaykumar; Bishayee Anupam; Patel Isha; Bhatia Deepak, “CArG-driven GADD45alpha activated by resveratrol inhibits lung cancer cells.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed July 23, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5029.

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