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Three Combined Treatments, a Novel HDAC Inhibitor OBP-801/YM753, 5-Fluorouracil, and Paclitaxel, Induce G2 Phase Arrest Through the p38 Pathway in Human Ovarian Cancer Cells

Makoto Akiyama*†, Yoshihiro Sowa*, Tomoyuki Taniguchi*, Motoki Watanabe*, Shingo Yogosawa, Jo Kitawaki,Toshiyuki Sakai*

* Department of Molecular-Targeting Cancer Prevention, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kawaramachi-Hirokoji, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
† Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kawaramachi-Hirokoji, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
‡ Department of Public Health and Environmental Medicine, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Oncology Research 2017, 25(8), 1245-1252. https://doi.org/10.3727/096504017X14850164661097

Abstract

Ovarian cancer is the most lethal disease among gynecological malignancies. More effective therapy is required to counter high recurrence rates and chemotherapy resistance. We investigated the efficacy and molecular mechanisms of three combined treatments (TCTs)—a novel histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor OBP-801/YM753, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), and paclitaxel (PTX)—in human ovarian cancer SKOV-3 and OVCAR-3 cells. The inhibition of cell growth was stronger with TCTs than with each single agent and with two combined treatments. The TCTs significantly induce G2 phase arrest in both cell lines. We then analyzed the molecular mechanisms and found that the TCTs increased the phosphorylation of p38 (Thr180/Tyr182), decreased the expression of CDC25C, and increased the phosphorylation of CDC2 (Tyr15), an inactive form of CDC2. To examine the responsibilities of the p38 pathway for G2 phase arrest induced by the TCTs, we employed the p38 inhibitor SB203580. SB203580 inhibited G2 phase arrest, suppression of CDC25C, and phosphorylation of CDC2 (Tyr15) induced by the TCTs. These results suggest that the TCTs can induce G2 phase arrest through activation of the p38 signaling pathway. We therefore believe that this combination is promising as a novel therapeutic strategy against ovarian cancer.

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Akiyama, M., Sowa, Y., Taniguchi, T., Watanabe, M., Yogosawa, S. et al. (2017). Three combined treatments, a novel HDAC inhibitor OBP-801/YM753, 5-fluorouracil, and paclitaxel, induce g2 phase arrest through the p38 pathway in human ovarian cancer cells. Oncology Research, 25(8), 1245-1252. https://doi.org/10.3727/096504017X14850164661097
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Akiyama M, Sowa Y, Taniguchi T, Watanabe M, Yogosawa S, Kitawaki J, et al. Three combined treatments, a novel HDAC inhibitor OBP-801/YM753, 5-fluorouracil, and paclitaxel, induce g2 phase arrest through the p38 pathway in human ovarian cancer cells. Oncol Res. 2017;25(8):1245-1252 https://doi.org/10.3727/096504017X14850164661097
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M. Akiyama et al., "Three Combined Treatments, a Novel HDAC Inhibitor OBP-801/YM753, 5-Fluorouracil, and Paclitaxel, Induce G2 Phase Arrest Through the p38 Pathway in Human Ovarian Cancer Cells," Oncol. Res., vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 1245-1252. 2017. https://doi.org/10.3727/096504017X14850164661097



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