Differential effects of 5-fluorouracil on glucose transport and expressions of glucose transporter proteins in gastric cancer cells

Hye-Jin WonTae Kyung HaSung Joon KwonHong Yon ChoSook-Jin HurHyung-Hwan BaikSeong-Il SuhEunyoung HaYong Ho Kim
Dept. of Microbiology (미생물학); Dept. of Biochemistry (생화학)
Issue Date
Anticancer Drugs, Vol.21(3) : 270-276, 2010
Although 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) is a widely used chemotherapeutic agent in the treatment of gastric cancer, the underlying mechanism for 5-FU resistant phenotype, has yet to be elucidated. We hypothesized that the sensitivity of gastric cancer to 5-FU treatment might be related to the rate of glucose transport (GLUT), and investigated the expressions of GLUT1, 2, 3, and 4 in two different gastric cancer cells (SNU-216, moderately differentiated gastric adenocarcinoma; and SNU-668, signet ring cell gastric carcinoma). Immunohistochemistry of GLUT1 and GLUT4 and immunoblot analysis of glycogen synthase kinase 3 were also performed. Hexokinase activity was measured. We found that 5-FU suppressed glucose uptake in SNU-216, while it stimulated GLUT in SNU-668. Further analysis revealed that 5-FU decreased the expression levels of GLUT1, 2, and 4 in SNU-216 cells and increased the expression levels of GLUT1, 2, and 4 in SNU-668 cells. Consistent with GLUT expression levels, immunohistochemistry analysis showed that 5-FU increased GLUT1 and GLUT4 levels in SNU-216 and decreased GLUT1 and GLUT4 levels in SNU-668. We also observed that glycogen synthase kinase 3 activity was decreased in SNU-216 and increased in SNU-668 with 5-FU treatment. No significant difference in hexokinase activities was observed with 5-FU treatment. Taken together, these results suggest that 5-FU exerts differential effects on GLUT depending on gastric cancer cell types, which may indicate a possible explanation, at least in part, for the differing responses to 5-FU chemotherapy in gastric cancer.
Appears in Collections:
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Biochemistry (생화학)
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Microbiology (미생물학)
Keimyung Author(s)
서성일; 하은영
Full Text
File in this Item
 사서에게 요청하기
RIS (EndNote)
XLS (Excel)


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.