Molecules, Vol. 25, Pages 4586: Antiproliferative and Antimigration Activities of Beauvericin Isolated from Isaria sp. on Pancreatic Cancer Cells

This study describes the antiproliferative and antimigration effects of beauvericin from a culture broth of Isaria sp. in human pancreatic cancer cells (PANC-1). Activity-guided fractionation of the EtOAc extract of cultured broth of Isaria sp. RD055140 afforded beauvericin (1), a new isariotin derivative, 7-O-methylisariotin C (2), together with the known isariotin analogs, TK-57-164A (3) and B (4). As a result of the measurement of the cell viability, 1 inhibited cell growth (IC50 = 4.8 µM) of PANC-1 cells. Furthermore, 1 was found to inhibit the migration activity of PANC-1 cells by upregulating the expression of the E-cadherin gene and reducing N-cadherin and Snail genes in a dose-dependent manner (0.1–1 µM). These activities of 1 had lower concentrations than the cytotoxic activity. These findings suggest that 1 can be used as an anticancer agent against human pancreatic carcinoma.
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