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CR-LAAO antileukemic effect against Bcr-Abl(+) cells is mediated by apoptosis and hydrogen peroxide

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Burin, Sandra Mara [1] ; Ghisla, Sandro [2] ; Ouchida, Amanda Tomie [3] ; Aissa, Alexandre Ferro [1] ; Berzoti Coelho, Maria Gabriela [1] ; Costa, Tassia Rafaella [1] ; Zambuzi Cardoso Marsola, Ana Paula [1] ; Pinto-Simoes, Belinda [4] ; Greggi Antunes, Lusania Maria [1] ; Curti, Carlos [5] ; Sampaio, Suely Vilela [1] ; de Castro, Fabiola Attie [1]
Total Authors: 12
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Pharmaceut Sci Ribeirao Preto, Dept Clin Anal Toxicol & Food Sci, BR-14049 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Konstanz, Dept Biol, Constance - Germany
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, Dept Biochem & Immunol, BR-14049 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Internal Med, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, BR-14049 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[5] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Pharmaceut Sci Ribeirao Preto, Dept Chem & Phys, BR-14049 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules; v. 86, p. 309-320, MAY 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 16

Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm characterized by the presence of the Bcr-Abl tyrosine kinase protein, which confers resistance to apoptosis in leukemic cells. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are effectively used to treat CML; however, CML patients in the advanced (CML-AP) and chronic (CML-CP) phases of the disease are usually resistant to TKI therapy. Thus, it is necessary to seek for novel agents to treat CML, such as the enzyme L-amino acid oxidase from Calloselasma rhodostoma (CR-LAAO) snake venom. We examined the antitumor effect of CR-LAAO in Bcr-Abl(+) cell lines and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from healthy subjects and CML patients. CR-LAAO was more cytotoxic towards Bcr-Abl(+) cell lines than towards healthy subjects' PBMC. The H2O2 produced during the enzymatic action of CR-LAAO mediated its cytotoxic effect. The CR-LAAO induced apoptosis in Bcr-Abl+ cells, as detected by caspases 3, 8, and 9 activation, loss of mitochondrial membrane potential, and DNA damage. CR-LAAO elicited apoptosis in PBMC from CML-CP patients without TKI treatment more strongly than in PBMC from healthy subjects and TKI-treated CML-CP and CML-AP patients. The antitumor effect of CR-LAAO against Bcr-Abl(+) cells makes this toxin a promising candidate to CML therapy. (C) 2016 Published by Elsevier B.V. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/23236-4 - Native and recombinant animal toxins: functional, structural and molecular analysis
Grantee:Suely Vilela
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants