Abstract Title:

Synergistic Effects of SAM and Selenium Compounds on Proliferation, Migration and Adhesion of HeLa Cells.

Abstract Source:

Anticancer Res. 2017 08 ;37(8):4433-4441. PMID: 28739737

Abstract Author(s):

Licui Sun, Jianxin Zhang, Qiu Yang, Yang Si, Yiqun Liu, Qin Wang, Feng Han, Zhenwu Huang

Article Affiliation:

Licui Sun


BACKGROUND/AIM: To determine the antitumor activities and molecular mechanism of selenium compounds in HeLa cells.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Western blotting was used to detect ERK and AKT activation in HeLa cells induced by selenium compounds selenomethionine (SeMet), methylselenocysteine (MeSeCys) and methylseleninic acids (MeSeA). Using MTT, wound-healing and Matrigel adhesion assays, the antitumor effects of SAM and selenium compounds were evaluated in HeLa cells.

RESULTS: MeSeA inhibited ERK and AKT signaling pathways and suppressed the proliferation (p<0.05 vs. HeLa control), migration (p<0.05 vs. HeLa control) and adhesion (p<0.01 vs. HeLa control) of HeLa cells. MeSeCys and SeMet inhibited AKT signaling pathways and the migration (p<0.05 vs. HeLa control) and adhesion (p<0.01 vs. HeLa control) of HeLa cells. The synergistic action of MeSeA with SAM led to a statistically significant inhibition of proliferation, migration and adhesion of HeLa cells.

CONCLUSION: MeSeA, MeSeCys and SeMet exert different antitumor activities by inhibiting ERK and AKT signaling pathways. The combination of MeSeA and SAM exhibited better antitumor effects compared to the other treatments.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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