E2F decoy oligodeoxynucleotides effectively inhibit growth
of human tumor cells
- 박근규; 이인규; 박관규
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- Park, Keun Gyu; Lee, In Kyu; Park, Kwan Kyu
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- Abnormal cell proliferation, largely dependent upon deregulation of cell-cycle regulatory proteins, is an important feature of several forms of human cancer. The transcription factor, E2F, plays a critical role in the trans-activation of several genes involved in cell-cycle regulation, thereby regulating cell growth. We have demonstrated that E2F decoy oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs) with a circular dumbbell structure (CD-E2F decoy) corresponding to E2F binding sites effectively inhibit cell proliferation of primary cultured cells. Here we found that the E2F decoy ODNs inhibited serum-induced promoter activity of E2F-dependent genes in a sequence-specific manner in a RB-positive human osteosarcoma, U2OS, as well as in a RB-negative human cervical carcinoma, C33A. This E2F decoy ODN strongly inhibited gene expression of endogenous E2F1 and PCNA and proliferation of these cancer cells. Our results suggest that this decoy ODN strategy could represent a powerful investigative and potentially therapeutic strategy in the prevention and treatment of cancer.
Tumor growth inhibition;
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