Gene interactions and pathways from curated databases and text-mining
Cancer Lett 2009, PMID: 18824293

Inhibition of mTOR enhances chemosensitivity in hepatocellular carcinoma.

Tam, Ka Ho; Yang, Zhen Fan; Lau, Chi Keung; Lam, Chi Tat; Pang, Roberta W C; Poon, Ronnie T P

The present study investigated the effect of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibition on HCC cells in vitro and in vivo, either alone or in combination with cytotoxic agents. In vitro, HCC cell lines were exposed to RAD001, an mTOR inhibitor, either alone or in combination with cisplatin. Alone, RAD001 suppressed cell proliferation in all cell lines tested, but did not induce apoptosis. RAD001 in combination with cisplatin induced a significant increase in the number of apoptotic cells, downregulated the expression of pro-survival molecules, Bcl-2, survivin and cyclinD1, and increased the cleavage of PARP, compared to RAD001 or cisplatin alone. Transfection of p53 into the Hep3B cell line increased the sensitivity of tumor cells to cisplatin. The suppression of HCC tumor growth in vivo was enhanced by RAD001 combined with cisplatin, accompanied by a significant increase in the number of apoptotic cells in tumor tissues. This study demonstrates that inhibition of mTOR suppresses tumor growth and sensitizes tumor cells to chemocytotoxic agents.

Diseases/Pathways annotated by Medline MESH: Carcinoma, Hepatocellular, Liver Neoplasms
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Text Mining Data

mTOR ⊣ RAD001: " In vitro, HCC cell lines were exposed to RAD001 , an mTOR inhibitor , either alone or in combination with cisplatin "

PARP → RAD001: " RAD001 in combination with cisplatin induced a significant increase in the number of apoptotic cells, downregulated the expression of pro-survival molecules, Bcl-2, survivin and cyclinD1, and increased the cleavage of PARP , compared to RAD001 or cisplatin alone "

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