2-methoxyestradiol impacts on amino acids-mediated metabolic reprogramming in osteosarcoma cells by interaction with NMDA receptor

Ugo Perricone, Giampaolo Barone, Giosue' Lo Bosco, Alicja Kuban-Jankowska, Ugo Perricone, Magdalena Gorska-Ponikowska, Giosuè Lo Bosco

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Abstract

Deregulation of serine and glycine metabolism, have been identified to function as metabolic regulators in supporting tumor cell growth. The role of serine and glycine in regulation of cancer cell proliferation is complicated, dependent on concentrations of amino acids and tissue-specific. D-serine and glycine are coagonists of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subunit GRIN1. Importantly, NMDA receptors are widely expressed in cancer cells and play an important role in regulation of cell death, proliferation and metabolism of numerous malignancies.The aim of the present work was to associate the metabolism of glycine and D-serine with the anticancer activity of 2-methoxyestradiol. 2-methoxyestradiol is a potent anticancer agent but also a physiological 17β- estradiol metabolite.In the study we have chosen two malignant cell lines expressing functional GRIN1 receptors, i.e. osteosarcoma 143B and breast cancer MCF7. We used MTS assay, migration assay, flow cytometric analyses, western blotting and immunoprecipitation techniques as well as molecular modeling studies.We have demonstrated the extensive crosstalk between the deregulated metabolic network and cancer cell signaling. Herein, we observed an anticancer effect of high concentrations of glycine and D-serine in osteosarcoma cells. In contrast, the amino acids when used at low, physiological concentrations induced the proliferation and migration of osteosarcoma and breast cancer cells. Importantly, the pro-cancergogenic effects of both glycine and D-serine where abrogated by the usage of 2-methoxyestradiol at both physiological and pharmacological relevant concentrations. The obtained data confirmed that 2-methoxyestradiol may be a physiological anticancer molecule. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)3030-3049
Numero di pagine20
RivistaJournal of Cellular Physiology
Volume232
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

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