Differentiative pathway activated by 3-aminobenzamide, an inhibitor of PARP, in human osteosarcoma MG-63 cells.

Giovanni Tesoriere, Antonella D'Anneo, Anna De Blasio, Andrea Santulli, Renza Vento, Concetta Maria Messina, Andrea Santulli, Concetta M. Messina, Elvira Rosalia Di Leonardo

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This study describes the molecular mechanism by which treatment with 3-AB, a potent inhibitor of PARP, allows human osteosarcoma MG-63 cells to restrict growth and enter differentiation. Our findings show that in MG-63 cells, aberrant gene expression keeps Rb protein constitutively inactivated through hyperphosphorylation and this promotes uncontrolled proliferation of the cells. After 3-AB-treatment, the poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation of nuclear proteins markedly decreases and this results in an increase in both the hypophosphorylated active form of Rb and pRb/E2F complexes. These effects are accompanied by G1 arrest, downregulation of gene products required for proliferation (cyclin D1, beta-catenin, c-Jun, c-Myc and Id2) and upregulation of those implicated in the osteoblastic differentiation (p21/Waf1, osteopontin, osteocalcin, type I collagen, N-cadherins and alkaline phosphatase). Our study suggests that use of PARP inhibitors may induce a remodeling of chromatin with the reprogramming of gene expression and the activation of differentiation.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)615-620
Numero di pagine6
RivistaFEBS Letters
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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