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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2018 Vol.19 No.12 P.895-909


Comparative transcriptomic analysis reveals adriamycin-induced apoptosis via p53 signaling pathway in retinal pigment epithelial cells

Author(s):  Yu-chen Lin, Ze-ren Shen, Xiao-hui Song, Xin Liu, Ke Yao

Affiliation(s):  Eye Center, the Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310009, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   xlren@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Adriamycin, Proliferative vitreoretinopathy, Retinal pigment epithelial, p53, Apoptosis

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Yu-chen Lin, Ze-ren Shen, Xiao-hui Song, Xin Liu, Ke Yao. Comparative transcriptomic analysis reveals adriamycin-induced apoptosis via p53 signaling pathway in retinal pigment epithelial cells[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2018, 19(12): 895-909.

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Objective: This paper applied a transcriptomic approach to investigate the mechanisms of adriamycin (ADR) in treating proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) using ARPE-19 cells. Methods: The growth inhibitory effects of ADR on ARPE-19 cells were assessed by sulforhodamine B (SRB) assay and propidium iodide (PI) staining using flow cytometry. The differentially expressed genes between ADR-treated ARPE-19 cells and normal ARPE-19 cells and the signaling pathways involved were investigated by microarray analysis. Mitochondrial function was detected by JC-1 staining using flow cytometry and the Bcl-2/Bax protein family. The phosphorylated histone H2AX (γ-H2AX), phosphorylated checkpoint kinase 1 (p-CHK1), and phosphorylated checkpoint kinase 2 (p-CHK2) were assessed to detect DNA damage and repair. Results: ADR could significantly inhibit ARPE-19 cell proliferation and induce caspase-dependent apoptosis in vitro. In total, 4479 differentially expressed genes were found, and gene ontology items and the p53 signaling pathway were enriched. A protein–protein interaction analysis indicated that the Tp53 protein molecules regulated by ADR were related to DNA damage and oxidative stress. ADR reduced mitochondrial membrane potential and the Bcl-2/Bax ratio. p53-knockdown restored the activation of c-caspase-3 activity induced by ADR by regulating Bax expression, and it inhibited ADR-induced ARPE-19 cell apoptosis. Finally, the levels of the γ-H2AX, p-CHK1, and p-CHK2 proteins were up-regulated after ADR exposure. Conclusions: The mechanism of ARPE-19 cell death induced by ADR may be caspase-dependent apoptosis, and it may be regulated by the p53-dependent mitochondrial dysfunction, activating the p53 signaling pathway through DNA damage.


方法:采用磺酰罗丹明B(sulforhodamine B,SRB)比色法和碘化丙啶(PI)单染结合流式细胞术检测ADR对ARPE-19细胞的增殖抑制作用;通过基因芯片技术筛选ADR作用的ARPE-19 细胞(实验组)和正常ARPE-19细胞(对照组)间的差异表达基因和相关信号通路;用JC-1染色结合流式细胞术和Bcl2/Bax蛋白表达比率检测线粒体功能;通过检测γ-H2AX、p-CHK1、 p-CHK2等蛋白表达量分析DNA的损伤和修复.


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