Abstract Title:

Effect of resveratrol on matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and Secreted Protein Acidic and Rich in Cysteine (SPARC) on human cultured glioblastoma cells.

Abstract Source:

Biomed Pharmacother. 2005 Aug;59(7):359-64. PMID: 16084059

Abstract Author(s):

Nicoletta Gagliano, Claudia Moscheni, Carlo Torri, Ivana Magnani, Alberto A Bertelli, Magda Gioia


INTRODUCTION: Glioblastoma is a highly malignant brain tumor with a high-invasive phenotype, so the prognosis is unfavorable, even in response to multidisciplinary treatment strategies. Obviously, therefore, a better therapeutic strategy is needed. Resveratrol has been reported to be one of the most potent chemopreventive agents inhibiting the cellular processes associated with tumor development, including initiation, promotion, and progression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study we used RT-PCR, western blot and SDS-zymography to investigate the effect of resveratrol on the expression of genes and proteins involved in the extracellular matrix remodeling associated with tumor invasion in human cultured glioblastoma cells treated for 24, 48 and 72 h. We analyzed the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), the main mediator of glioblastoma invasiveness, and the Secreted Protein Acidic and Rich in Cysteine (SPARC), involved in the regulation of cell-matrix interactions. RESULTS: Our results show a dose-related decrease of MMP-2 mRNA and protein levels 72 h after resveratrol treatment, and lower SPARC gene and protein expression 72 h after resveratrol treatment. This indicates that resveratrol may influence the two major factors in the ECM remodeling occurring with tumor invasion, suggesting it may have uses as a therapeutic agent for brain tumors.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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