Abstract Title:

RIP1 and RIP3 contribute to shikonin-induced DNA double-strand breaks in glioma cells via increase of intracellular reactive oxygen species.

Abstract Source:

Cancer Lett. 2017 Apr 1 ;390:77-90. Epub 2017 Jan 17. PMID: 28108311

Abstract Author(s):

Zijian Zhou, Bin Lu, Chen Wang, Zongqi Wang, Tianfei Luo, Meihua Piao, Fankai Meng, Guangfan Chi, Yinan Luo, Pengfei Ge

Article Affiliation:

Zijian Zhou


Shikonin has been reported to induce glioma cell death via necroptosis, a type of programmed necrosis primarily mediated by RIP1 and RIP3. Although RIP1 and RIP3 are found to regulate some features of necrosis such as energy depletion and cellular membrane disruption, it remains unclear whether RIP1 and RIP3 could modulate DNA double strand breaks (DSBs), which is a crucial event leading to chromatinolysis. In this study, we used glioma cell lines and mice model of xenograft glioma to investigate the roles of RIP1 and RIP3 in shikonin-induced DNA DSBs. We found that shikonin induced upregulation of RIP1 and RIP3, necrosome formation and DNA DSBs in vitro and in vivo. In vitro investigation showed that the DNA DSBs and the reduction of cellular viabilities induced by shikonin were both prevented when RIP1 or RIP3 was pharmacologically inhibited by specific inhibitor or genetically knocked down with siRNA. Then, we proved that suppression ofintracellular ROS with antioxidant NAC inhibited DNA DSBs caused by either hydrogen peroxide or shikonin, suggesting that ROS played a crucial role in regulation of DNA DSBs of glioma cells induced by shikonin. Further, we found that RIP1 and RIP3 regulated shikonin-induced overproduction of ROS via causing excessive generation of mitochondrial superoxide and depletion of GSH, indicating that ROS was the downstream signal of RIP1 and RIP3. Taken together, we demonstrated that RIP1 and RIP3 contributed to shikonin-induced DNA DSBs in glioma cells via increase of intracellular ROS levels.

Study Type : Animal Study, In Vitro Study
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Pharmacological Actions : Cytotoxic : CK(76) : AC(60)

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