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Combination of 5-fluorouracil and Lipopolysaccharide Synergistically Induces Cytotoxicity and Apoptosis in MCF-7 Human Breast Cancer Cells

Nokhandani, N. and Alhosseini, M.N. and Memarian, A. and Davoodi, H. (2020) Combination of 5-fluorouracil and Lipopolysaccharide Synergistically Induces Cytotoxicity and Apoptosis in MCF-7 Human Breast Cancer Cells. Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 19 (4). pp. 426-436.

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Several studies have been conducted to find suitable combinations of drugs to increase the efficacy of chemotherapy and reduce the resistance of tumor cells to treatment. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), as a ligand for Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR-4), can modify immune responses in different cancers. Although multiple studies have been performed in this area, the effect of LPS on tumor cells remains controversial. In the present study, the cytotoxic effects of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), with or without LPS, were evaluated in human breast cancer cell line (MCF-7) on apoptosis and gene expression in downstream signaling pathways. MCF-7 was obtained from the Pasteur Institute of Iran. The effects of LPS and 5-FU on cytotoxicity, apoptosis, and gene expression in NF-κB, ERK, and AKT signaling pathways were evaluated by MTT assay, Annexin V/propidium iodide (PI) apoptosis assay, and qRT-PCR, respectively. Our findings showed that LPS alone did not significantly affect cytotoxicity or apoptosis, compared to the control cells (untreated cells), while combined with 5-FU, it caused a significant increase in the apoptosis of cancer cells and decreased cell viability. It was also concluded that LPS in combination with 5-FU increased TLR-4 expression and downregulated gene expression in NF-κB, ERK, and AKT pathways (p=0.001). Although the role of LPS in tumor inhibition or progression remains controversial, our findings suggest that LPS can be considered a novel complementary approach intranslational oncology research of breast cancer therapy. Copyright© August 2020, Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol. All rights reserved.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: fluorouracil; immunoglobulin enhancer binding protein; lipocortin 5; lipopolysaccharide; propidium iodide; protein kinase B; toll like receptor 4, AKT gene; apoptosis; apoptosis assay; Article; cell viability; controlled study; cytotoxicity; drug delivery system; drug potentiation; ERK gene; gene expression; human; human cell; IC50; MCF-7 cell line; MTT assay; NF kB gene; quantitative analysis; real time polymerase chain reaction; signal transduction; TLR 4 gene
Subjects: بیماریهای زنان WP
QU بیوشیمی
آسیب شناسی QZ
مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2021 09:19
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2021 09:19
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/10914

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