Articles written in Journal of Biosciences
Volume 44 Issue 4 September 2019 Article ID 0096 Article
The antitumor effect of calycosin has been widely studied, but the targets of calycosin against glioblastomas are stillunclear. In this study we focused on revealing c-Met as a potential target of calycosin suppressing glioblastomas. In thisstudy, suppressed-cell proliferation and cell invasion together with induced-cell apoptosis appeared in calycosin-treatedU251 and U87 cells. Under treatment of calycosin, the mRNA expression levels of Dtk, c-Met, Lyn and PYK2 wereobserved in U87 cells. Meanwhile a western blot assay showed that c-Met together with matrix metalloproteinases-9(MMP9) and phosphorylation of the serine/threonine kinase AKT (p-AKT) was significantly down-regulated by calycosin.Furthermore, overexpressed c-Met in U87 enhanced the expression level of MMP9 and p-AKT and also improved cellinvasion. Additionally, the expression levels of c-Met, MMP9 and p-AKT were inhibited by calycosin in c-Met overexpressedcells. However, an AKT inhibitor (LY294002) only effected on MMP9 and p-AKT, not on c-Met. These datacollectively indicated that calycosin possibility targeting on c-Met and exert an anti-tumor role via MMP9 and AKT.
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