Abstract Title:

Isorhamnetin glycoside isolated from Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) MilI induces apoptosis in human colon cancer cells through mitochondrial damage.

Abstract Source:

Chem Biol Interact. 2019 Sep 1 ;310:108734. Epub 2019 Jul 2. PMID: 31276661

Abstract Author(s):

Marilena Antunes-Ricardo, Annia Hernández-Reyes, Ashanti C Uscanga-Palomeque, Cristina Rodríguez-Padilla, Ana Carolina Martínez-Torres, Janet Alejandra Gutiérrez-Uribe

Article Affiliation:

Marilena Antunes-Ricardo


This work aimed to evaluate the mechanisms involved in the apoptosis induction of isorhamnetin-3-O-glucosyl-pentoside (IGP) in metastatic human colon cancer cells (HT-29). To achieve this, we assessed phosphatidylserine (PS) exposure, cell membrane disruption, chromatin condensation, cell cycle alterations, mitochondrial damage, ROS production, and caspase-dependence on cell death. Our results showed that IGP induced cell death on HT-29 cells through PS exposure (48%) and membrane permeabilization (30%) as well as nuclear condensation (54%) compared with control cells. Moreover, IGP treatment induced cell cycle arrest in G2/M phase. Bax/Bcl-2 ratio increased and the loss of mitochondrial membrane potential (63%) was observed inIGP-treated cells. Finally, as apoptosis is a caspase-dependent cell death mechanism, we used a pancaspase-inhibitor (Q-VD-OPh) to demonstrate that the cell death induced by IGP was caspase-dependent. Overall these results indicated that IGP induced apoptosis through caspase-dependent mitochondrialdamage in HT-29 colon cancer cells.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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