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Bortezomib decreases Rb phosphorylation and induces caspase-dependent apoptosis in Imatinib-sensitive and -resistant Bcr-Abl1-expressing cells

Albero MP, Vaquer JM, Andreu EJ [SP], Villanueva JJ, Franch L, Ivorra C, Poch E, Agirre X, Prosper F, Pérez-Roger I.
Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cardenal Herrera-CEU University, Moncada, Spain.

Magazine: Oncogene

Date: Mar 1, 2010

Cell Therapy Area [SP]

The use of c-abl-specific inhibitors such as Imatinib (IM) or Dasatinib has revolutionized the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). However, a significant percentage of patients become resistant to IM. In this report, we have analyzed the possibility of using the proteasome as a molecular target in CML.

Our results show that cells that express Bcr-Abl1 are more sensitive to the inhibition of the proteasome with Bortezomib (Btz) than control cells. This treatment reduces the proliferation of Bcr-Abl1-expressing cells, by inactivating NF-kappaB2 and decreasing the phosphorylation of Rb, eventually leading to an increase in caspase-dependent apoptosis.

Furthermore, we show that Btz also induces cell-cycle arrest and apoptosis in cells expressing Bcr-Abl1 mutants that are resistant to IM. These results unravel a new molecular target of Btz, that is the Rb pathway, and open new possibilities in the treatment of CML especially for patients that become resistant to IM because of the presence of the T315I mutation.

CITATION  Oncogene. 2010 Jun 3;29(22):3276-86. Epub 2010 Mar 22.

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