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Abstract Title:

Anticancer Activity of Fucoidan via Apoptosis and Cell Cycle Arrest on Cholangiocarcinoma Cell.

Abstract Source:

Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2021 Jan 1 ;22(1):209-217. Epub 2021 Jan 1. PMID: 33507701

Abstract Author(s):

Pathanin Chantree, Kesara Na-Bangchang, Pongsakorn Martviset

Article Affiliation:

Pathanin Chantree


OBJECTIVE: Many previous studies reported that fucoidan has antitumor activities. The objective of the present study was to determine the cytotoxic effects and related mechanisms of cell death induced by fucoidan extracted from Fucus vesiculosus on CL-6 cholangiocarcinoma cell.

METHODS: CL-6 and OUMS cells were treated with 0, 100, 200, and 300μg/mL of fucoidan. MTT assay was used to determine cytotoxicity. Flow cytometry-based assay was used to examine the distribution of apoptosis and cell cycle. The changes in nuclear morphology were determined using Hoechst 33,342 staining. Mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm) was evaluated usingthe JC-1 kit. The apoptotic, anti-apoptotic, and cell cycle-related proteins study were examined by Western blot analysis.

RESULTS: The relative viable cell number of treated CL-6 cells was decreased but no effect was observed in OUMS normal cells. Furthermore, treated cells were arrested in the G0/G1 phase with down-regulation of cyclin D1 and CDK4. Annexin V/PI staining with flow cytometry analysis suggested that fucoidan could induce apoptosis in CL-6 cells. Western blot study revealed the up-regulation of apoptotic markers including Bax, cleaved PARP, cleaved caspase-3, but down-regulation of anti-apoptotic markers,  cl-2. Moreover, fucoidan could induce nuclear fragmentation and chromatin condensation with alteration of ΔΨm.  Conclusion: Fucoidan exerts antitumor properties against CL-6 cholangiocarcinoma cells illustrated by the induction of apoptosis and cell cycle arrest.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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