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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2008 Vol.9 No.1 P.16-21


A novel thioredoxin reductase inhibitor inhibits cell growth and induces apoptosis in HL-60 and K562 cells

Author(s):  Zuo-fu PENG, Lin-xiang LAN, Fang ZHAO, Jing LI, Qiang TAN, Han-wei YIN, Hui-hui ZENG

Affiliation(s):  Department of Chem-Biology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100083, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   zenghh@bjmu.edu.cn

Key Words:  Thioredoxin reductase (TrxR), Novel TrxR inhibitor, 1, 2-[bis(1, 2-benzisoselenazolone-3(2H)-ketone)]ethane (BBSKE), Apoptosis

Zuo-fu PENG, Lin-xiang LAN, Fang ZHAO, Jing LI, Qiang TAN, Han-wei YIN, Hui-hui ZENG. A novel thioredoxin reductase inhibitor inhibits cell growth and induces apoptosis in HL-60 and K562 cells[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2008, 9(1): 16-21.

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Human thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) system is associated with cancer cell growth and anti-apoptosis process. Effects of 1,2-[bis(1,2-benzisoselenazolone-3(2H)-ketone)]ethane (BBSKE), a novel TrxR inhibitor, were investigated on human leukemia cell lines HL-60 and K562. BBSKE treatment induced cell growth inhibition and apoptosis in both cell lines. apoptosis induced by BBSKE is through Bcl-2/Bax and caspase-3 pathways. Ehrlich’s ascites carcinoma-bearing mice were used to investigate the anti-tumor effect of BBSKE in vivo. Tumor-bearing mice treated with BBSKE showed an increase of life span with a comparable effect to cyclophosphamide (CTX). These results suggest a potential usage of BBSKE as a therapeutic agent against non-solid tumors.

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