The Role of Apollon Gene Silencing on Viablity and Radiosensitivity of Cervical Cancer Hela Cells
Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology
Cervical cancer is the second common cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide. Radioresistancy of cancer is a principal cause of treatment impairing. Inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) widely block apoptosis against apoptotic stimuli, including current chemo-and radiation therapies. Apollon, a membrane of IAP, can support cells against apoptosis and is over expressed in some treatment-resistant cancer cells. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of apollon knockdown on
... ockdown on induction of apoptosis and also its potential for enhancement of radiosensitvity on hela cells. plasmid encoding shRNA which has been confirmed its effect against apollon, transfected into hela cells. Consequent effects on the level of P53 , Bax and BAK analyzed by real time PCR. Apoptotic phenotype of transfected cells was monitored by Tunnel assay. Viability of hela cells after radiotherapy was analyzed by MTT assay. shRNA1 effectively increased transcription of p53, Bax and BAK and induced apoptosis phenotype of treated hela cells. Radiosensitivity of transfected cell was increased after knock-down of apollon obviously. Apollon knockdown induces apoptosis in hela cell . Also it can be as new molecular target for radio-sensitizing strategies in these cells. So, apollon can be a potentially considerable therapeutic object for cervical cancer.