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Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1871-5206
ISSN (Online): 1875-5992

Research Article

Analysis of Comparative Proteomic and Potent Targets of Peniciketal A in Human Acute Monocytic Leukemia

Author(s): Xue Gao, Yuming Zhou, Hongliu Sun, Desheng Liu, Jing Zhang, Junru Zhang, Weizhong Liu* and Xiaohong Pan*

Volume 19, Issue 4, 2019

Page: [515 - 527] Pages: 13

DOI: 10.2174/1871520619666190212124339

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Background: Peniciketal A (Pe-A), a spiroketal compound, shows potent anticancer activities in human acute monocytic leukemia. However, the detailed mechanisms and potent targets of Pe-A remain largely unexplored. Here, we investigated the differentially expressed proteins between the Pe-A-treated group and the control group on human acute monocytic leukemia cell line THP-1.

Methods: The DEPs were analyzed by the liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) with TMT label. The function and feature of the identified proteins were analyzed by the bioinformatic analysis. Western blotting was used to evaluate protein expression.

Results: The DEPs were primarily sub located in the cytoplasm and the nucleus by regulating 21 pathways enriched through the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG). Moreover, we preliminarily demonstrated that glucose-6-phosphate 1-dehydrogenase (G6PD), prolow-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP1) and Calreticulin (CALR) might be the potent targets of Pe-A on death induction of THP-1 cells.

Conclusion: Collectively, this study not only provides a global proteomic profile as the supplementary data of our previous studies but also provides interesting information that Pe-A may exert more bio-activities.

Keywords: Peniciketal A, LS-MS/MS, proteomic analysis, apoptosis, autophagy, monocytic leukemia.

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