Lovastatin-mediated MCF-7 cancer cell death involves LKB1-AMPK-p38MAPK-p53-survivin signalling cascade.

In this study, we explored the anti-tumour mechanisms of a lipophilic statin, lovastatin, in MCF-7 breast cancer cells. Lovastatin inhibited cell proliferation and induced cell apoptosis. Lovastatin caused p21 elevation while reduced cyclin D1 and survivin levels. Lovastatin also increased p53 phosphorylation, acetylation and its reporter activities. Results from chromatin immunoprecipitation analysis showed that p53 binding to the survivin promoter region was increased, while Sp1 binding to the region was decreased, in MCF-7 cells after lovastatin exposure. These actions were associated with liver kinase B1 (LKB1), AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38MAPK) activation. Lovastatin's enhancing effects on p53 activation, p21 elevation and survivin reduction were significantly reduced in the presence of p38MAPK signalling inhibitor. Furthermore, LKB1-AMPK signalling blockade abrogated lovastatin-induced p38MAPK and p53 phosphorylation. Together these results suggest that lovastatin may activate LKB1-AMPK-p38MAPK-p53-survivin cascade to cause MCF-7 cell death. The present study establishes, at least in part, the signalling cascade by which lovastatin induces breast cancer cell death. PMID: 31821701 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Cell Mol Med - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: J Cell Mol Med Source Type: research

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