TPA induces transglutaminase C and inhibits cell growth in the colon carcinoma cell line SW620

K. Kósa, M. I. Rosenberg, M. V. Chiantore, L. M. De Luca

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Abstract

In contrast to most other systems, TPA induced TG(c) activity and protein in SW620 human colon carcinoma cells. This induction was accompanied by cell growth inhibition and increased apoptosis. The general protein kinase-C inhibitor GF-109203X blocked the induction of TG(c) by TPA, whereas the specific inhibitor of the PKCα isoform, the indocarbazole Go6976, reduced it by 40%. These PKC inhibitors had similar inhibitory effects on TPA increased apoptosis and inhibition of cell growth, suggesting that the observed actions of TPA are mediated by PKC, and a close connection between TG(c) activity, increased apoptosis and cell growth inhibition. We conclude that TPA may offer new approaches in the management of colon cancer cell growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)737-741
Number of pages5
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume232
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 27 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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