This study shows that in the glioblastoma hamster cell line HJC12 the retinoblastoma family member pRb2/p130 enhances gamma-radiation-induced cell death. In HJC12 cells the tetracycline-regulated expression of pRb2/p130 increased the percentage of gamma-radiation-induced apoptotic cells from 27 to 47%. pRb2/p130 overexpression was associated with the downregulation of the anti-apoptotic factor Bcl-2 and the upregulation of the steady-state protein levels of the pro-apoptotic transcription factor p73. In particular, RT-PCR showed a significant increase in the expression of the p73delta isoform when pRb2/p130 was overexpressed. The ability of pRb2/p130 to modulate apoptosis was not associated with its role in mediating G0/G1 arrest during cell cycle progression. Our data suggest a role for pRb2/p130 in glioblastoma gamma-radiation-induced cell death, indicating that the antitumoral action of pRb2/p130 can regulate both inhibition of cell cycle progression and induction of cell death.

Pucci, B., Claudio, P.P., Masciullo, V., Bellincampi, L., Terrinoni, A., Khalili, K., et al. (2002). pRb2/p130 promotes radiation-induced cell death in the glioblastoma cell line HJC12 by p73 upregulation and Bcl-2 downregulation. ONCOGENE, 21(38), 5897-5905 [10.1038/sj.onc.1205750].

pRb2/p130 promotes radiation-induced cell death in the glioblastoma cell line HJC12 by p73 upregulation and Bcl-2 downregulation.

PUCCI B.;A. GIORDANO
2002

Abstract

This study shows that in the glioblastoma hamster cell line HJC12 the retinoblastoma family member pRb2/p130 enhances gamma-radiation-induced cell death. In HJC12 cells the tetracycline-regulated expression of pRb2/p130 increased the percentage of gamma-radiation-induced apoptotic cells from 27 to 47%. pRb2/p130 overexpression was associated with the downregulation of the anti-apoptotic factor Bcl-2 and the upregulation of the steady-state protein levels of the pro-apoptotic transcription factor p73. In particular, RT-PCR showed a significant increase in the expression of the p73delta isoform when pRb2/p130 was overexpressed. The ability of pRb2/p130 to modulate apoptosis was not associated with its role in mediating G0/G1 arrest during cell cycle progression. Our data suggest a role for pRb2/p130 in glioblastoma gamma-radiation-induced cell death, indicating that the antitumoral action of pRb2/p130 can regulate both inhibition of cell cycle progression and induction of cell death.
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