Moxifloxacin and ciprofloxacin induces S-phase arrest and augments apoptotic effects of cisplatin in human pancreatic cancer cells via ERK activationReportar como inadecuado

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BMC Cancer

, 15:581

First Online: 11 August 2015Received: 08 February 2015Accepted: 15 July 2015DOI: 10.1186-s12885-015-1560-y

Cite this article as: Yadav, V., Varshney, P., Sultana, S. et al. BMC Cancer 2015 15: 581. doi:10.1186-s12885-015-1560-y


BackgroundPancreatic cancer, one of the most dreadful gastrointestinal tract malignancies, with the current chemotherapeutic drugs has posed a major impediment owing to poor prognosis and chemo-resistance thereby suggesting critical need for additional drugs as therapeutics in combating the situation. Fluoroquinolones have shown promising and significant anti-tumor effects on several carcinoma cell lines.

MethodsPreviously, we reported growth inhibitory effects of fourth generation fluoroquinolone Gatifloxacin, while in the current study we have investigated the anti-proliferative and apoptosis-inducing mechanism of older generation fluoroquinolones Moxifloxacin and Ciprofloxacin on the pancreatic cancer cell-lines MIA PaCa-2 and Panc-1. Cytotoxicity was measured by MTT assay. Apoptosis induction was evaluated using annexin assay, cell cycle assay and activation of caspase-3, 8, 9 were measured by western blotting and enzyme activity assay.

ResultsHerein, we found that both the fluoroquinolones suppressed the proliferation of pancreatic cancer cells by causing S-phase arrest and apoptosis. Blockade in S-phase of cell cycle was associated with decrease in the levels of p27, p21, CDK2, cyclin-A and cyclin-E. Herein we also observed triggering of extrinsic as well as intrinsic mitochondrial apoptotic pathway as suggested by the activation of caspase-8, 9, 3, and Bid respectively. All this was accompanied by downregulation of antiapoptotic protein Bcl-xL and upregulation of proapoptotic protein Bak. Our results strongly suggest the role of extracellular-signal-regulated kinases ERK1-2, but not p53, p38 and c-JUN N-terminal kinase JNK in fluoroquinolone induced growth inhibitory effects in both the cell lines. Additionally, we also found both the fluoroquinolones to augment the apoptotic effects of broad spectrum anticancer drug Cisplatin via ERK.

ConclusionThe fact that these fluoroquinolones synergize the effect of cisplatin opens new insight into therapeutic index in treatment of pancreatic cancer.

KeywordsFluoroquinolone Moxifloxacin Ciprofloxacin Apoptosis Cell cycle arrest Pancreatic cancer ERK AbbreviationsFQFluoroquinolone




ERKExtracellular-signal-regulated kinase

JNKc-JUN N-terminal kinase

CDKCyclin dependent kinase

MAPKMitogen-activated protein kinase

PARPPolyADP-ribose polymerase

U0126ERK inhibitor

EDTAEthylenediaminetetraacetic acid

TGFβ1Transforming growth factor- β1

SB203580p38 inhibitor

MTT3-4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide

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Autor: Vikas Yadav - Pallavi Varshney - Sarwat Sultana - Jyoti Yadav - Neeru Saini


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