AutoriApolloni S, Finocchi P, D’Agnano I, Alloisio S, Nobile M, D’Ambrosi N, Volonté C
AbstractThe role of P2 receptors for purines/pyrimidines is not well characterized in neuroblastoma, although a variety of purinergic mRNAs/proteins are expressed in these cells. Among these, the P2Y(6) receptor is the only subtype distinguished by UDP-specific activation. In this work, after over-expressing the P2Y(6) protein in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells, we find that UDP arrests cell cycle and induces apoptosis, by counteracting the pathological functioning of neuroblastoma in vitro. UDP also causes mitochondrial damage through diffusion of cytochrome c in the cytoplasm, and stimulates caspase-3,7,8 activities, with extensive over-expression of manganese superoxide dismutase. Our data establish the direct toxic role and anti-cancer activity of UDP in a neuroblastoma cell line, and identify the P2Y(6) receptor as a novel potential target in anti-tumoural therapies. This constitutes an advancement not only in the knowledge of purinergic signalling, but also in the biological and pathological aspects of neuroblastoma in vitro.
RivistaNeurochemistry International
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Autori IBFMario NOBILE, Susanna ALLOISIO
Linee di Ricerca IBFMD.P01.001.001