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Abstract Title:

Oligo-Fucoidan prevents IL-6 and CCL2 production and cooperates with p53 to suppress ATM signaling and tumor progression.

Abstract Source:

Sci Rep. 2017 Sep 19 ;7(1):11864. Epub 2017 Sep 19. PMID: 28928376

Abstract Author(s):

Li-Mei Chen, Po-Yen Liu, Yen-An Chen, Hong-Yu Tseng, Pei-Chun Shen, Pai-An Hwang, Hsin-Ling Hsu

Article Affiliation:

Li-Mei Chen


Low-molecular-weight Fucoidan (Oligo-Fucoidan) is a sulfated polysaccharide that has a variety of biological effects and has also been shown to have beneficial health effects. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the therapeutic effects of Oligo-Fucoidan in patients with cancer remain unclear. Using human colorectal cancer HCT116 cells with (p53(+/+)) or without (p53(-/-)) normal p53 expression, we found that Oligo-Fucoidan treatment reduces the occurrence of spontaneous DNA lesions. Etoposide induces double strand DNA breaks. Subsequent administration of Oligo-Fucoidan to etoposide-treated cells promotes p53 accumulation, p21 expression and significant decreases in ataxia-telangiectasia-mutated (ATM), checkpoint kinase 1 (Chk1) andγ-H2AX phosphorylation in p53(+/+) cells compared with p53(-/-) cells. Similarly, co-administration of Oligo-Fucoidan with etoposide inhibits ATM, Chk1 and γ-H2AX phosphorylation, particularly in the presence of p53. Furthermore, Oligo-Fucoidan supplementation increases cancer cell death and attenuates the adverse effects induced by etoposide that decreases production of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-6 and chemokine CCL2/MCP-1. Importantly, Oligo-Fucoidan decreases the tumor-promoting M2 macrophages in microenvironment as well as collaborates with p53 and works in combination with etoposide to prevent HCT116 tumorigenicity. Our results first demonstrate that p53 enables Oligo-Fucoidan to effectively inhibit tumor progression, and Oligo-Fucoidan minimizes the side effects of chemotherapy and alters tumor microenvironment.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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