Role of insulin-like growth factor-1 signaling pathway in cisplatin-resistant lung cancer cells.

Sun Y, Zheng S, Torossian A, Speirs CK, Schleicher S, Giacalone NJ, Carbone DP, Zhao Z, Lu B
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 82 (3): e563-72

PMID: 22197230 · PMCID: PMC3271860 · DOI:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2011.06.1999

PURPOSE - The development of drug-resistant phenotypes has been a major obstacle to cisplatin use in non-small-cell lung cancer. We aimed to identify some of the molecular mechanisms that underlie cisplatin resistance using microarray expression analysis.

METHODS AND MATERIALS - H460 cells were treated with cisplatin. The differences between cisplatin-resistant lung cancer cells and parental H460 cells were studied using Western blot, MTS, and clonogenic assays, in vivo tumor implantation, and microarray analysis. The cisplatin-R cells were treated with human recombinant insulin-like growth factor (IGF) binding protein-3 and siRNA targeting IGF-1 receptor.

RESULTS - Cisplatin-R cells illustrated greater expression of the markers CD133 and aldehyde dehydrogenase, more rapid in vivo tumor growth, more resistance to cisplatin- and etoposide-induced apoptosis, and greater survival after treatment with cisplatin or radiation than the parental H460 cells. Also, cisplatin-R demonstrated decreased expression of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 and increased activation of IGF-1 receptor signaling compared with parental H460 cells in the presence of IGF-1. Human recombinant IGF binding protein-3 reversed cisplatin resistance in cisplatin-R cells and targeting of IGF-1 receptor using siRNA resulted in sensitization of cisplatin-R-cells to cisplatin and radiation.

CONCLUSIONS - The IGF-1 signaling pathway contributes to cisplatin-R to cisplatin and radiation. Thus, this pathway represents a potential target for improved lung cancer response to treatment.

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AC133 Antigen Aldehyde Dehydrogenase Animals Antigens, CD Apoptosis Biomarkers, Tumor Blotting, Western Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung Cell Line, Tumor Cell Survival Chemoradiotherapy Cisplatin Drug Resistance, Neoplasm Female Glycoproteins Humans Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 3 Insulin-Like Growth Factor I Lung Neoplasms Mice Mice, Nude Microarray Analysis Peptides Radiation-Sensitizing Agents Radiation Tolerance Receptor, IGF Type 1 Recombinant Proteins RNA, Small Interfering Signal Transduction Xenograft Model Antitumor Assays

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