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Quesada, P; Malanga, M; Di Meglio, S; De Lorenzo, S; Fabbrocini, A; Garbi, C; Bianco, A R; Pepe, S (2003). Recombinant IFN-alpha2b treatment activates poly (ADPR) polymerase-1 (PARP-1) in KB cancer cells. European Journal of Cancer, 39(14):2103-2109.

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In the present paper, we investigated the relationship between the growth inhibitory effects of recombinant interferon-alpha2b (rIFN-alpha2b) and poly (ADPR) polymerase-1 (PARP-1) activity in the human squamous KB cancer cell line. Growth inhibition of the KB cells mediated by 1000 IU/ml of rIFN-alpha2b was accompanied by a transient rise in PARP-1 specific activity 24 h after rIFN-alpha2b treatment, confirmed by both the increase of intracellular poly (ADP-ribose) content and the PARP-1 auto-modification level. At longer times of incubation, the onset of apoptosis accompanied KB cell growth inhibition, as demonstrated by both flow cytometry and western-blotting analysis showing an 89 kDa apoptotic fragment of PARP-1. Moreover, pretreatment of the cells with the PARP-1 inhibitor, 3-aminobenzamide (3-ABA), at non-cytotoxic concentrations (1 mM), reduced the cell-growth inhibition, cell-cycle perturbation and apoptosis caused by rIFN-alpha2b. Taken together, these results strongly suggest that PARP-1 may be directly involved in the effects of rIFN-alpha2b in the KB cancer cell line.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Deposited On:20 Mar 2009 13:00
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:03
Publisher DOI:10.1016/S0959-8049(03)00433-7
PubMed ID:12957467

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