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Ellegård, S., Veenstra, C., Pérez-Tenorio, G., Fagerström, V., Garsjo, J., Gert, K., . . . Stål, O. (2019). ERBB2 and PTPN2 gene copy numbers as prognostic factors in HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer treated with trastuzumab. Oncology Letters, 17(3), 3371-3381
Open this publication in new window or tab >>ERBB2 and PTPN2 gene copy numbers as prognostic factors in HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer treated with trastuzumab
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2019 (English)In: Oncology Letters, ISSN 1792-1074, E-ISSN 1792-1082, Vol. 17, no 3, p. 3371-3381Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Trastuzumab has markedly improved the treatment and long-term prognosis of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. A frequent clinical challenge in patients with relapsing and/or metastatic disease is de novo or acquired trastuzumab resistance, and to date no predictive biomarkers for palliative trastuzumab have been established. In the present study, the prognostic values of factors involved in the HER2-associated PI3K/Akt signalling pathway were explored. The first 46 consecutive patients treated at the Department of Oncology, Linkoping University Hospital between 2000 and 2007 with trastuzumab for HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer were retrospectively included. The gene copy number variation and protein expression of several components of the PI3K/Akt pathway were assessed in the tumour tissue and biopsy samples using droplet digital polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemistry. Patients with tumours displaying a high-grade ERBB2 (HER2) amplification level of amp;gt;= 6 copies had a significantly improved overall survival hazard ratio [(HR)=0.4; 95%, confidence interval (CI): 0.2-0.9] and progression-free survival (HR=0.3; 95% CI: 0.1-0.7) compared with patients with tumours harbouring fewer ERBB2 copies. High-grade ERBB2 amplification was significantly associated with the development of central nervous system metastases during palliative treatment. Copy gain (amp;gt;= 3 copies) of the gene encoding the tyrosine phosphatase PTPN2 was associated with a shorter overall survival (HR=2.0; 95% CI: 1.0-4.0) and shorter progression-free survival (HR=2.1; 95% CI: 1.0-4.1). In conclusion, high ERBB2 amplification level is a potential positive prognostic factor in trastuzumab-treated HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, whereas PTPN2 gain is a potential negative prognostic factor. Further studies are warranted on the role of PTPN2 in HER2 signalling.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Athens, Greece: Spandidos Publications, 2019
Keywords
HER2; brain metastasis; protein tyrosine phosphatase non-receptor type 2; ribosomal protein S6 kinase B1; PI3K; phosphatase and tensin homolog
National Category
Cancer and Oncology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-155540 (URN)10.3892/ol.2019.9998 (DOI)000460555900098 ()30867772 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85062153648 (Scopus ID)
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Funding Agencies|Swedish Cancer Society [17-0479]; Medical Research Council of Southeast Sweden [FORSS-757671]; ALF Grants Region Ostergotland [LIO-795201]; Stiftelsen Onkologiska Klinikernas Forskningsfond i Linkoping [2016-06-21]

Available from: 2019-03-20 Created: 2019-03-20 Last updated: 2019-08-27Bibliographically approved
Jangamreddy, J. R., Jain, M. V., Hallbeck, A.-L., Roberg, K., Lotfi, K. & Los, M. J. (2015). Glucose starvation-mediated inhibition of salinomycin induced autophagy amplifies cancer cell specific cell death. OncoTarget, 6(12), 10134-10145
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Glucose starvation-mediated inhibition of salinomycin induced autophagy amplifies cancer cell specific cell death
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2015 (English)In: OncoTarget, ISSN 1949-2553, E-ISSN 1949-2553, Vol. 6, no 12, p. 10134-10145Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Salinomycin has been used as treatment for malignant tumors in a small number of humans, causing far less side effects than standard chemotherapy. Several studies show that Salinomycin targets cancer-initiating cells (cancer stem cells, or CSC) resistant to conventional therapies. Numerous studies show that Salinomycin not only reduces tumor volume, but also decreases tumor recurrence when used as an adjuvant to standard treatments. In this study we show that starvation triggered different stress responses in cancer cells and primary normal cells, which further improved the preferential targeting of cancer cells by Salinomycin. Our in vitro studies further demonstrate that the combined use of 2-Fluoro 2-deoxy D-glucose, or 2-deoxy D-glucose with Salinomycin is lethal in cancer cells while the use of Oxamate does not improve cell death-inducing properties of Salinomycin. Furthermore, we show that treatment of cancer cells with Salinomycin under starvation conditions not only increases the apoptotic caspase activity, but also diminishes the protective autophagy normally triggered by the treatment with Salinomycin alone. Thus, this study underlines the potential use of Salinomycin as a cancer treatment, possibly in combination with short-term starvation or starvation-mimicking pharmacologic intervention.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IMPACT JOURNALS LLC, 2015
Keywords
Glucose starvation, 2DG, 2FDG, Normoxia and Hypoxia, Differential Stress Response, autophagy, Akt, Tricirabine, Salinomycin
National Category
Cell and Molecular Biology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-113707 (URN)000358874600039 ()
Available from: 2015-01-29 Created: 2015-01-29 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, E., Magic, I., Bostner, J., Dyrager, C., Lysholm, F., Hallbeck, A.-L., . . . Lundström, P. (2015). Revealing Different Roles of the mTOR-Targets S6K1 and S6K2 in Breast Cancer by Expression Profiling and Structural Analysis. PLoS ONE, 10(12), e0145013
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Revealing Different Roles of the mTOR-Targets S6K1 and S6K2 in Breast Cancer by Expression Profiling and Structural Analysis
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2015 (English)In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 10, no 12, p. e0145013-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

The AKT/mTORC1/S6K pathway is frequently overstimulated in breast cancer, constituting a promising therapeutic target. The benefit from mTOR inhibitors varies, likely as a consequence of tumour heterogeneity, and upregulation of several compensatory feed-back mechanisms. The mTORC1 downstream effectors S6K1, S6K2, and 4EBP1 are amplified and overexpressed in breast cancer, associated with a poor outcome and divergent endocrine treatment benefit. S6K1 and S6K2 share high sequence homology, but evidence of partly distinct biological functions is emerging. The aim of this work was to explore possible different roles and treatment target potentials of S6K1 and S6K2 in breast cancer.

Materials and methods

Whole-genome expression profiles were compared for breast tumours expressing high levels of S6K1, S6K2 or 4EBP1, using public datasets, as well as after in vitro siRNA downregulation of S6K1 and/or S6K2 in ZR751 breast cancer cells. In silico homology modelling of the S6K2 kinase domain was used to evaluate its possible structural divergences to S6K1.

Results

Genome expression profiles were highly different in S6K1 and S6K2 high tumours, whereas S6K2 and 4EBP1 profiles showed significant overlaps, both correlated to genes involved in cell cycle progression, among these the master regulator E2F1. S6K2 and 4EBP1 were inversely associated with IGF1 levels, and their prognostic value was shown to be restricted to tumours positive for IGFR and/or HER2. In vitro, S6K1 and S6K2 silencing resulted in upregulation of genes in the mTORC1 and mTORC2 complexes. Isoform-specific silencing also showed distinct patterns, e.g. S6K2 downregulation lead to upregulation of several cell cycle associated genes. Structural analyses of the S6K2 kinase domain showed unique structure patterns, deviating from those of S6K1, facilitating the development of isoform-specific inhibitors. Our data support emerging proposals of distinct biological features of S6K1 and S6K2, suggesting their importance as separate oncogenes and clinical markers, where specific targeting in different breast cancer subtypes could facilitate further individualised therapies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Public Library Science, 2015
National Category
Clinical Medicine Biological Sciences Chemical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-124494 (URN)10.1371/journal.pone.0145013 (DOI)000367092600042 ()26698305 (PubMedID)
Note

At the time for thesis presentation publication was in status: Manuscript

Funding Agencies|Swedish Research Council [2012-5136, 2007-3475]; Swedish Cancer Foundation; LiU Cancer; LiU Cancer Foundation

Available from: 2016-02-02 Created: 2016-02-01 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Mosrati, M. A., Malmström, A., Lysiak, M., Krysztofiak, A., Hallbeck, M., Milos, P., . . . Söderkvist, P. (2015). TERT promoter mutations and polymorphisms as prognostic factors in primary glioblastoma. OncoTarget, 6(18), 16663-16673
Open this publication in new window or tab >>TERT promoter mutations and polymorphisms as prognostic factors in primary glioblastoma
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2015 (English)In: OncoTarget, ISSN 1949-2553, E-ISSN 1949-2553, Vol. 6, no 18, p. 16663-16673Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) activity is up-regulated in several types of tumors including glioblastoma (GBM). In the present study, 128 primary glioblastoma patients were examined for single nucleotide polymorphisms of TERT in blood and in 92 cases for TERT promoter mutations in tumors. TERT promoter mutations were observed in 86% of the tumors and of these, C228T (-124 bp upstream start codon) was detected in 75% and C250T (-146 bp) in 25% of cases. TERT promoter mutations were associated with shorter overall survival (11 vs. 20 months p = 0.002 and 12 vs. 20, p = 0.04 for C228T and C250T, respectively). The minor alleles of rs2736100 and rs10069690 SNPs, located in intron 2 and the promotor regions, respectively, were associated with an increased risk of developing GBM (p = 0.004 and 0.001). GBM patients having both TERT promoter mutations and being homozygous carriers of the rs2853669 C-allele displayed significantly shorter overall survival than those with the wild type allele. The rs2853669 SNP is located in a putative Ets2 binding site in the promoter (-246 bp upstream start codon) close to the C228T and C250T mutation hot spots. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) expression regulated by TERT promoter status and polymorphism, what leads us to think that TERT and IL-6 plays a significant role in GBM, where specific SNPs increase the risk of developing GBM while the rs2853669 SNP and specific mutations in the TERT promoter of the tumor lead to shorter survival.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IMPACT JOURNALS LLC, 2015
Keywords
TERT polymorphism; TERT promoter mutations; IDH1 mutation; glioblastoma; IL-6
National Category
Medical Genetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120882 (URN)10.18632/oncotarget.4389 (DOI)000359012000088 ()26143636 (PubMedID)
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Funding Agencies|Swedish Cancer foundation; Region Ostergotland research fund; FORSS

Available from: 2015-08-28 Created: 2015-08-28 Last updated: 2019-10-14
Karlsson, E., Pérez-Tenorio, G., Amin, R., Bostner, J., Skoog, L., Fornander, T., . . . Stål, O. (2013). The mTOR effectors 4EBP1 and S6K2 are frequently coexpressed, and associated with a poor prognosis and endocrine resistance in breast cancer: a retrospective study including patients from the randomised Stockholm tamoxifen trials.. Breast Cancer Research, 15(5), R96
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The mTOR effectors 4EBP1 and S6K2 are frequently coexpressed, and associated with a poor prognosis and endocrine resistance in breast cancer: a retrospective study including patients from the randomised Stockholm tamoxifen trials.
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2013 (English)In: Breast Cancer Research, ISSN 1465-5411, E-ISSN 1465-542X, Vol. 15, no 5, p. R96-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

INTRODUCTION: mTOR and its downstream effectors the 4E-binding protein 1 (4EBP1) and the p70 ribosomal S6 kinases (S6K1 and S6K2) are frequently upregulated in breast cancer, and assumed to be driving forces in tumourigenesis, in close connection with oestrogen receptor (ER) networks. Here, we investigated these factors as clinical markers in five different cohorts of breast cancer patients.

METHODS: The prognostic significance of 4EBP1, S6K1 and S6K2 mRNA expression was assessed with real-time PCR in 93 tumours from the treatment randomised Stockholm trials, encompassing postmenopausal patients enrolled between 1976 and 1990. Three publicly available breast cancer cohorts were used to confirm the results. Furthermore, the predictive values of 4EBP1 and p4EBP1_S65 protein expression for both prognosis and endocrine treatment benefit were assessed by immunohistochemical analysis of 912 node-negative breast cancers from the Stockholm trials.

RESULTS: S6K2 and 4EBP1 mRNA expression levels showed significant correlation and were associated with a poor outcome in all cohorts investigated. 4EBP1 protein was confirmed as an independent prognostic factor, especially in progesterone receptor (PgR)-expressing cancers. 4EBP1 protein expression was also associated with a poor response to endocrine treatment in the ER/PgR positive group. Cross-talk to genomic as well as non-genomic ER/PgR signalling may be involved and the results further support a combination of ER and mTOR signalling targeted therapies.

CONCLUSION: This study suggests S6K2 and 4EBP1 as important factors for breast tumourigenesis, interplaying with hormone receptor signalling. We propose S6K2 and 4EBP1 as new potential clinical markers for prognosis and endocrine therapy response in breast cancer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BioMed Central, 2013
Keywords
mTOR; S6 kinase; 17q21-23; 11q13; Gene amplification; Tamoxifen response
National Category
Cancer and Oncology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104178 (URN)10.1186/bcr3557 (DOI)000329763800024 ()24131622 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2014-02-10 Created: 2014-02-10 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Djerf Svenningsson, E., Olausson, P., Ghafouri, B., Stål, O., Hallbeck, A.-L. & Walz, T. (2012). Resistance to gefitinib in malignant melanoma cells is related to increased expression of Met and the insulin receptor and sustained Akt signaling.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Resistance to gefitinib in malignant melanoma cells is related to increased expression of Met and the insulin receptor and sustained Akt signaling
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2012 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Background: Acquired resistance to cancer therapy, including targeted therapies such as epidermal growth factor receptor (ErbB) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), constitutes a major clinical problem in treating patients with malignant disease. Several drug resistance mechanisms for ErbB1 TKIs involving abnormal activation of growth factor receptors or activation of intracellular signaling pathways have been discovered. ErbB TKIs have recently been shown to inhibit growth in melanoma cells. This study was undertaken to develop a gefitinib-resistant melanoma cell line in order to find any resistance mechanism to gefitinib in melanoma cells lacking activating mutation in BRAF or NRAS.

Material and methods: A malignant melanoma cell line (RaH5) was made resistant to the ErbB1 TKI gefitinib by continuous culture with stepwise increasing concentrations of the drug up to 10 μM. The phosphorylation status of 42 different human receptor tyrosine kinases was screened in a protein array in resistant (RaH5ZDR) and wild-type RaH5 cells treated with or without gefitinib. The PI3K, MAPK and Stat3 signaling pathways were studied in an analogous way by Western blot analysis; 2-D gel electrophoresis was performed to determine other potential proteins involved in gefitinib resistance in RaH5 cells. In addition, the effect of the pan-ErbB TKI canertinib on gefitinib-resistant cells was investigated.

Results: Protein array experiments showed that only Met and the insulin receptor (IR) exhibited substantially increased activation in RaH5ZDR cells as compared to their nonresistant counterparts. Interestingly, following gefitinib treatment ErbB2 and ErbB3 receptor signaling in resistant cells were equally well suppressed as in non-resistant cells. However, downstream Akt and Erk1/2 phosphorylation was inhibited to a greater extent in non-resistant RaH5 cells.

Conclusion: Resistance to gefitinib in RaH5 cells appears to be related to an increased expression of Met and IR and linked to a more persistent signaling through Akt and Erk1/2. However, additional studies are required to further elucidate the resistance to gefitinib in our experimental system.

Keywords
Malignant melanoma, gefitinib, canertinib, gefitinib resistance, ErbB, Erk1/2, Akt, Stat3, Met, IR
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85664 (URN)
Available from: 2012-11-27 Created: 2012-11-27 Last updated: 2012-11-27Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, E., Ahnström, M., Bostner, J., Perez-Tenorio, G., Olsson, B., Hallbeck, A.-L. & Stål, O. (2011). High-Resolution Genomic Analysis of the 11q13 Amplicon in Breast Cancers Identifies Synergy with 8p12 Amplification, Involving the mTOR Targets S6K2 and 4EBP1. Genes, Chromosomes and Cancer, 50(10), 775-787
Open this publication in new window or tab >>High-Resolution Genomic Analysis of the 11q13 Amplicon in Breast Cancers Identifies Synergy with 8p12 Amplification, Involving the mTOR Targets S6K2 and 4EBP1
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2011 (English)In: Genes, Chromosomes and Cancer, ISSN 1045-2257, E-ISSN 1098-2264, Vol. 50, no 10, p. 775-787Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The chromosomal region 11q13 is amplified in 15-20% of breast cancers; an event not only associated with estrogen receptor (ER) expression but also implicated in resistance to endocrine therapy. Coamplifications of the 11q13 and 8p12 regions are common, suggesting synergy between the amplicons. The aim was to identify candidate oncogenes in the 11q13 region based on recurrent amplification patterns and correlations to mRNA expression levels. Furthermore, the 11q13/8p12 coamplification and its prognostic value, was evaluated at the DNA and the mRNA levels. Affymetrix 250K NspI arrays were used for whole-genome screening of DNA copy number changes in 29 breast tumors. To identify amplicon cores at 11q13 and 8p12, genomic identification of significant targets in cancer (GISTIC) was applied. The mRNA expression levels of candidate oncogenes in the amplicons [ RAD9A, RPS6KB2 (S6K2), CCND1, FGF19, FGF4, FGF3, PAK1, GAB2 (11q13); EIF4EBP1 (4EBP1), PPAPDC1B, and FGFR1 (8p12)] were evaluated using real-time PCR. Resulting data revealed three main amplification cores at 11q13. ER expression was associated with the central 11q13 amplification core, encompassing CCND1, whereas 8p12 amplification/gene expression correlated to S6K2 in a proximal 11q13 core. Amplification of 8p12 and high expression of 4EBP1 or FGFR1 was associated with a poor outcome in the group. In conclusion, single nucleotide polymorphism arrays have enabled mapping of the 11q13 amplicon in breast tumors with high resolution. A proximal 11q13 core including S6K2 was identified as involved in the coamplification/coexpression with 8p12, suggesting synergy between the mTOR targets S6K2 and 4EBP1 in breast cancer development and progression.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-70514 (URN)10.1002/gcc.20900 (DOI)000294177300003 ()
Note

Funding Agencies|Swedish Cancer Foundation||Swedish Research Council||

Available from: 2011-09-12 Created: 2011-09-12 Last updated: 2017-12-08
Djerf, E., Trinks, C., Green, H., Abdiu, A., Hallbeck, A.-L., Stål, O. & Walz, T. (2011). The pan-ErbB receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor canertinib promotes apoptosis of malignant melanoma in vitro and displays anti-tumor activity in vivo. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications - BBRC, 414(3), 563-568
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The pan-ErbB receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor canertinib promotes apoptosis of malignant melanoma in vitro and displays anti-tumor activity in vivo
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2011 (English)In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications - BBRC, ISSN 0006-291X, E-ISSN 1090-2104, Vol. 414, no 3, p. 563-568Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The ErbB receptor family has been suggested to constitute a therapeutic target for tumor-specific treatment of malignant melanoma. Here we investigate the effect of the pan-ErbB tyrosine kinase inhibitor canertinib on cell growth and survival in human melanoma cells in vitro and in vivo. Canertinib significantly inhibited growth of cultured melanoma cells, RaH3 and RaH5, in a dose-dependent manner as determined by cell counting. Half-maximum growth inhibitory dose (IC(50)) was approximately 0.8 mu M and by 5 mu M both cell lines were completely growth-arrested within 72 h of treatment. Incubation of exponentially growing RaH3 and RaH5 with 1 mu M canertinib accumulated the cells in the G(1)-phase of the cell cycle within 24 h of treatment without induction of apoptosis as determined by flow cytometry. Immunoblot analysis showed that 1 mu M canertinib inhibited ErbB1-3 receptor phosphorylation with a concomitant decrease of Akt-, Erk1/2- and Stat3 activity in both cell lines. In contrast to the cytostatic effect observed at doses less than= 5 mu M canertinib, higher concentrations induced apoptosis as demonstrated by the Annexin V method and Western blot analysis of PARP cleavage. Furthermore, canertinib significantly inhibited growth of RaH3 and RaH5 melanoma xenografts in nude mice. Pharmacological targeting of the ErbB receptors may prove successful in the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2011
Keywords
Malignant melanoma; Tyrosine kinase inhibitor; Canertinib; ErbB-receptor; Apoptosis
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-73740 (URN)10.1016/j.bbrc.2011.09.118 (DOI)000298519500021 ()
Note

On the day of the defence date the status of this article was Manuscript and the title "The pan-ErbB receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor Canertinib (CI-1033)promotes cell cycle arrest and apoptosis of human malignantmelanoma in vitro".

Available from: 2012-01-12 Created: 2012-01-12 Last updated: 2017-12-08
Trinks, C., Severinsson, E. A., Holmlund, B., Gréen, A., Green, H., Jönsson, J.-I., . . . Walz, T. (2011). The pan-ErbB tyrosine kinase inhibitor canertinib induces caspase-mediated cell death in human T-cell leukemia (Jurkat) cells. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications - BBRC, 410(3), 422-427
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The pan-ErbB tyrosine kinase inhibitor canertinib induces caspase-mediated cell death in human T-cell leukemia (Jurkat) cells
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2011 (English)In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications - BBRC, ISSN 0006-291X, E-ISSN 1090-2104, Vol. 410, no 3, p. 422-427Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Canertinib is a novel ErbB-receptor inhibitor currently in clinical development for the treatment of solid tumors overexpressing ErbB-receptors. We have recently demonstrated that canertinib displays anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic effects in human myeloid leukemia cells devoid of ErbB-receptors. The mechanism mediating these effects are however unknown. In this study, we show that canertinib is able to act as a multi-kinase inhibitor by inhibition of several intracellular kinases involved in T-cell signaling such as Akt, Erk1/2 and Zap-70, and reduced Lck protein expression in the human T-cell leukemia cell line Jurkat. Treatment with canertinib at a concentration of 2 mu M caused accumulation of Jurkat cells in the G(1) cell cycle phase and increased doses induced apoptosis in a time-dependent manner. Apoptotic signs of treated cells were detected by Annexin V staining and cleavage of PARP, caspase-3, -8, -9, -10 and Bid. A subset of the pro-apoptotic signals mediated by canertinib could be significantly reduced by specific caspase inhibitors. Taken together, these results demonstrate the dual ability of canertinib to downregulate important signaling pathways and to activate caspase-mediated intrinsic apoptosis pathway in human T-cell leukemia cells.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, 2011
Keywords
T-cell leukemia; Canertinib; ErbB-receptor; Apoptosis; Caspase; Intracellular signaling
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-69797 (URN)10.1016/j.bbrc.2011.05.148 (DOI)000292797700009 ()
Available from: 2011-08-10 Created: 2011-08-08 Last updated: 2017-12-08
Trinks, C., Djerf, E., Hallbeck, A.-L., Jönsson, J.-I. & Walz, T. (2010). The pan-ErbB receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor canertinib induces ErbB-independent apoptosis in human leukemia (HL-60 and U-937) cells. BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 393(1), 6-10
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The pan-ErbB receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor canertinib induces ErbB-independent apoptosis in human leukemia (HL-60 and U-937) cells
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2010 (English)In: BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, ISSN 0006-291X, Vol. 393, no 1, p. 6-10Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors have recently been shown to display anti-neoplastic effects in human malignant myeloid cells. Our study was initiated in order to determine the effect of the pan-ErbB receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, canertinib (CI-1033), on growth and survival of human leukemia (HL-60 and U-937) cells. We show that treatment of HL-60 and U-937 cells with canertinib significantly inhibits growth of both cell lines in a dose-dependent manner; half maximal effective dose (IC50) in HL-60 and U-937 cells was approximately 2.5 mu M and 1.0 mu M, respectively. Treatment with 2 mu M canertinib promoted a G(1) cell cycle arrest, whereas doses of 5 mu M or more induced apoptosis as determined by the Annexin V method and cleavage of poly-(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP). HL-60 and U-937 cells lacked EGF-receptor transcript but expressed ErbB2-4 mRNA as determined by RTPCR. However, none of the corresponding ErbB-receptor proteins could be detected by Western blot analysis. We conclude that canertinib induces apoptosis in HL-60 and U-937 cells devoid of functional ErbB1-4 receptors. Our results suggest that canertinib could be of potential clinical interest in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia.

Keywords
Leukemia, Tyrosine kinase inhibitor, CI-1033, ErbB-receptor, Growth inhibition, Apoptosis
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-54619 (URN)10.1016/j.bbrc.2010.01.055 (DOI)000275371300002 ()
Available from: 2010-03-26 Created: 2010-03-26 Last updated: 2012-10-30
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